In Heaven Is Noe, Farley reveals that we don't have to wait until death to experience Heaven's goodness. Farley shows how we can live from Heaven even while we simultaneously live on Earth. The book includes intimate letters from Heaven that both inform and inspire. Farley says we experience the wonders of Heaven through having our five spiritual senses awakened:-We feel the freedom of God's grace.-We hear the Spirit bearing witness. -We see the finished work of Jesus.-We smell the fragrant aroma of Christ.-We taste the goodness of the Lord.Heaven Is Now encourages us that there is not just hope in the world to come--there is hope available today, even in the midst of the hurt and sorrow that life on earth may bring.
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What if heaven wasn't just meant to be experienced after we die? What if heaven can be enjoyed here on earth--right now?
Bestselling author Andrew Farley shows us how to take in the beauty of heaven no matter what our circumstances. With insight firmly rooted in the reality of pain and suffering, Andrew assures readers that heaven is not some pie-in-the-sky dream for the future--it is now. He shows us how to awaken our five spiritual senses in order to see, hear, smell, taste, and feel the grace of heaven, even in the midst of trouble here on earth. He says the heaven we can experience in this life lies within us, far beyond the reach of the world--but well within our grasp.
Andrew Farley is senior pastor of Ecclesia, an evangelical church that has resided on the high plains of west Texas for more than 55 years, and a bestselling author of several books. He serves as a faculty adviser for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and frequently speaks at churches and university groups around the United States and in Canada. Andrew is also a professor of Applied Linguistics at Texas Tech University in west Texas where he lives with his wife Katharine and their son Gavin.
If you've ever wondered what Jesus might say specifically to you, this is your book and you're going to love it! Andrew Farley presents the magnificent truth of the gospel in the form of a conversation - as though Jesus were talking directly to you, and you to Jesus. Your heart will open wide to your Savior as you marvel at His love for you. And there's nothing more life-changing than that! -Ralph Harris, author of "God's Astounding Opinion of You"
What a promise: There is another world, and it can start now, in this one. Read "Heaven is Now" to discover hidden everyday reflections that can awaken your "five spiritual senses" so that you can begin eternity now. This book is heaven-sent. -Leonard Sweet, bestselling author, professor, and chief contributor to Sermons.com
Andrew Farley has a unique and special understanding of grace. In "Heaven is Now", he articulates the depths of God's grace in a way that every believer can understand. This is the official grace handbook for Christians everywhere! -Darin Hufford, bestselling author of "The Misunderstood God"
Here is a gentleness that captures not only the content of Jesus's message, but His loving heart and warmth as well. Within this invitation to experience heaven in the here and now, Farley offers the encouragement of a good news that's much better than what Christians are usually taught. God's tenderness leaps from every page. -David Gregory, bestselling author of "Dinner With a Perfect Stranger"
In his latest book, Farley (God Without Religion) explores ways to live life and love God through the five senses. Each sense is loosely attached to a spiritual idea; for example, the "hear" section is about knowing which voice to listen to in one's life and the "see" section is about being aware of what Jesus accomplished. As in his last two books, Farley effortlessly weaves scripture into his own thoughts. Yet unlike the last two books, the overall style of the text feels impersonal and detached. Recycled material (e.g., summaries of movies like Shawshank Redemption and Groundhog Day) and sermon speak (e.g., "Flip over to Matthew") feel superficial compared to the personal tales he's relayed in the past. And although each chapter contains a prayer, study questions are relegated to the back of the book, making for a less interactive read. Readers who can get past the standard sermon fodder and take the time to employ the back matter will learn how to refocus their lives on God. Agent: Andrea Heinecke, Alive Communications. (Apr.)2012 Reed Business Information