Has the God who prepared the gospel for all people groups also prepared all people groups for the gospel?
Don Richardson, author of the bestselling book Peace Child, has studied cultures throughout the world and found startling evidence of belief in the one true God within hundreds of them. In Eternity in Their Hearts, Richardson gives fascinating, real-life examples of ways people groups have exhibited terms and concepts in their histories that have prepared them for the gospel. Read how Pachacuti, the Inca king who founded Machu Picchu, the majestic fortress in Peru, accomplished something far more significant than merely building fortresses, temples, or monuments. He sought, reached out, and found a God far greater than any popular "god" of his own culture. And there have been others throughout the world, like him, who lived to receive the blessing of the gospel.
Get ready to be amazed at these intriguing examples of how God uses redemptive analogies to bring all men to Himself, bearing out the truth from Ecclesiastes that God "has also set eternity in the hearts of men" (3:11).
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||18 - 10 Years|
About the Author
DON RICHARDSON, the bestselling author of Peace Child, Eternity in Their Hearts, and Heaven Wins, has been studying the Muslim world for more than 30 years. He and his late wife, Carol, spent 15 years among the Sawi, a Stone Age tribe of Irian Jaya. Don designed an alphabet suited to the Sawi language, authored 19 primers, taught the tribesmen to read in their native tongue, and translated the entire New Testament. More than half of the Sawi accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Since 1977, Don has served as ambassador-at-large for World Team, a mission organization. Don holds an honorary doctorate of literature from Biola University in La Mirada, California, is an ordained pastor, and speaks at more than 40 church conferences each year.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Explores the concept that God has already placed a basic knowledge of Himself in cultures that have not yet heard the gospel. Missionaries must find cultural keys (redemptive analogies) that will bring understanding. Helped me to see many parts of the Bible in a whole new light -- God has always had an all peoples perspective.
I love this book. It was easy to read and shows how God has prepared the way for his message to reach all people.
One of the best books I've ever read-- colorful, engaging reading. Excellent!! The premise is simple-- there is knowledge of God, even if it is incomplete, in the minds and cultures of many people and people groups. Don Richardson uses historic examples to demonstrate the ways God has revealed himself to people in many places in the world. This book is a faith builder and a book of wisdom for all who would reach out to people with the gospel.