Heaven is a Place on Earth: Why Everything You Do Matters to God

Heaven is a Place on Earth: Why Everything You Do Matters to God

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by Michael E. Wittmer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0310253071

ISBN-13: 9780310253075

Pub. Date: 05/01/2004

Publisher: Zondervan

I don’t want to go to heaven. Not that I’m lobbying for the other place . . .
—Michael Wittmer

This planet is more than just a stopover on your way to heaven. It is your final destination. God wants you to enjoy your earthly existence, and to think otherwise is to miss the life he intends for you.

Exploring the book of Genesis, Heaven Is a

Overview

I don’t want to go to heaven. Not that I’m lobbying for the other place . . .
—Michael Wittmer

This planet is more than just a stopover on your way to heaven. It is your final destination. God wants you to enjoy your earthly existence, and to think otherwise is to miss the life he intends for you.

Exploring the book of Genesis, Heaven Is a Place on Earth gently but firmly strips away common misconceptions of Christianity and broadens your worldview to reveal the tremendous dignity and value of everyday life. Taking you from creation, to the fall, to redemption, and to glimpses from the book of Revelation, Michael Wittmer opens your eyes to a faith that encompasses all of life—baseball games, stock reports, church activities, prayer, lovemaking, work, hobbies . . . everything that lies within the sphere of human activity. To be fully Christian is to be fully human, says Wittmer, alive and responsive to the kingdom of God in all that you are and all that you do.

Discover the freedom and impact God created you for. It starts with a truly Christian worldview. And its fruit is the undiluted gospel, powerful not only to save souls, but to restore them to a life that is truly worth living.

Includes discussion/reflection questions after each chapter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310253075
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
841,007
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations10
Preface11
Acknowledgments13
1.What You See Is What You Get15
Part 1What Is This Place?
2.Where Lies the Great Divide?37
3.Where Are We?50
4.Who Are We?69
Part 2Why Are We Here?
5.To Love God87
6.To Serve Others101
7.To Responsibly Cultivate the Earth122
8.To Savor the Works of Our Hands139
Part 3What Is Wrong with Me and My World?
9.The Original Sin157
10.The Fallout from the Fall171
Part 4What Is God's Plan for This World?
11.The Cosmic Reach of the Gospel185
12.But What About...?208
Notes223
Expanding Your Worldview241
Case Studies253
Scripture Index261
Subject Index267

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Heaven is a Place on Earth: Why Everything You Do Matters to God 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ab8590 More than 1 year ago
A comprehensive look at the Christian worldview, well written and thoroughly Biblical!
Tom_B More than 1 year ago
This book offers a very centered view of here and now and of what is to come.
Noble22 More than 1 year ago
this is an easy to read book that explores the issues of the afterlife.