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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.
|List of Illustrations||10|
|1.||What You See Is What You Get||15|
|Part 1||What Is This Place?|
|2.||Where Lies the Great Divide?||37|
|3.||Where Are We?||50|
|4.||Who Are We?||69|
|Part 2||Why Are We Here?|
|5.||To Love God||87|
|6.||To Serve Others||101|
|7.||To Responsibly Cultivate the Earth||122|
|8.||To Savor the Works of Our Hands||139|
|Part 3||What Is Wrong with Me and My World?|
|9.||The Original Sin||157|
|10.||The Fallout from the Fall||171|
|Part 4||What Is God's Plan for This World?|
|11.||The Cosmic Reach of the Gospel||185|
|12.||But What About...?||208|
|Expanding Your Worldview||241|