Even though I've been a Christian for decades and studied the Bible, I never understood. Concepts like "Bride of Christ" and "God's House" were well-worn phrases but I never understood the passion and mission of God until I read this book. I have purchased 5 additional copies to give away.
From Eternity to here is an amazing book. I have been a Christian for 30 years and discovered so many things about God, His word, His plans. Frank takes us on a journey through the whole bible, weaving threads of God's love, His plans for Humanity. Working from Old Testament and new and back to old and threading the two covenants together so wonderfully. Showing Gods' grace , His Plans for us and the role we as the church in preparing our lives, drawing near to God and Knowing the person of Jesus Christ. I am going through this book again and taking notes as the Holy Spirit again leads me as I read such a wonderful love story that is all about Him, the Saviour!! 10 out of 10 Frank.
As I read From Eternity to Here, each chapter resonated with something deep within me. It was as if I was hearing about the greatest news ever told for the first time; and yet, it seemed to also affirm something that I already knew. The reason being that Frank Viola masterfully examines and traces the central themes that run throughout the Scriptures from beginning to end. As those themes are developed, the beauty and majesty of Jesus Christ is seen more clearly, and His astonishing love for the world and His people is revealed more fully.After reading this book, I view the Bible differently; I view the Lord and how I relate to Him differently; I view my calling and purpose in life differently; I view the church and her function differently; and I view lost humanity differently. A big thanks to Viola for his dedication in unfolding the Scriptures in a creative way and unveiling the priceless truths that are contained within them.
I have read everything I can get my hands on by Frank Viola, and I suggest you do the same. Frank's newest book is a must read for any minister, seeker or follower of Christ. This is his greatest work yet. "Eternity" should become an instant classic. Most of Viola's other books deal with church life and church history. "From Eternity To Here" is about church identity. Few books get to the heart of the matter like this one. For over 40 years I've heard (and repeated) the mantra "Christianity is Relationship Not Religion". When I put this book down, I took hold of those words with greater force than I have in years, maybe decades. The bumper sticker says "Smile God Loves You". This book didn't just make me smile...it made me weep...for joy