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Jeremy4 Stars Out Of 5Hope in the present, hope in the futureSeptember 19, 2017JeremyQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Does your heart long to hear something about the future that is both true and hopeful? Grab a hold of this book and enter in. John Eldredge writes from a place of having experienced deep and personal loss but comes out the other side with a message of hope. For the believer, nothing is lost at the Great Restoration - when we enter the new heavens and earth. We get it all back!
I've been walking with God through a season of grief recently and the story John tells helped me focus on the hope that is coming when Jesus returns. It also caused me to dream again about what my life will look like when there is nothing between us - no sin, no disappointment, nothing stolen or sabotaged by the evil one. I have read a number of John's books and even attended a few Wild at Heart Bootcamps (men, this is a must go!), but I didn't give this book 5 stars. I found it was quite repetitive and could have been shorter but packed the same punch. I especially liked chapters 7-10, which emphasized the application of our hope. For anyone wanting to walk more closely with God, refine what you've probably learned about Heaven, and focus on hope, this is a must read.
Erin L.5 Stars Out Of 5Much Needed HopeSeptember 7, 2017Erin L.Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5During the reading of this book, we had just encountered the race riots in Charlottesville, seen Hurricane Harvey devastate parts of Texas and Louisiana, experienced wildfires throughout Montana and other parts of the northwest and Hurricane Irma is barreling down. On a lesser, but more personal level, I've been feeling stuck in a job I don't like because I can't get out from under a mortgage. So, to read a book completely dedicated to hope was very poignant for the times. As John stated in the prologue - if everything is going great for you right now and you expect it to always stay that way, this book probably isn't for you. But for the vast majority of us, this book is an essential read. Paul states in the last verse of chapter 13 of 1 Corinthians that three things remain - faith, hope and love. The focus of that chapter is love, and so we tend to neglect the other 2, particularly hope. In typical John Eldredge fashion, using scripture, personal experiences and tales that we hold deep in our hearts, he unfolds the coming glory of the Kingdom after Jesus's return. Though I've been familiar with the passages quoted, common perceptions of Armageddon have shaped my expectation for the future. This book has brought back to light the truth that is painted in the scripture about the renewal of all things. How I long for things I have lost to be restored in the coming days. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is feeling overwhelmed by current or personal events or feeling discouraged and disheartened by where your life is now. I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Russell Morrison5 Stars Out Of 5My heart needed this hopeAugust 24, 2017Russell MorrisonQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5John Eldredge has written a book that is both necessary and beautiful.
I have thought for many years that the by-and-by, harps and singing, clouds-and-wings images of eternal life were boring, tasteless, and obviously false. John has done the hard work of bringing the reality of our eternal home into sharp, clear, and Scriptural focus.
It's good to know that nothing is lost. It's good to know that eternity will not be beyond my wildest dreams; it will, instead, fulfill all of the best of my dreams, and many I didn't know I had.
HCR5 Stars Out Of 5All Things NewAugust 8, 2017HCRQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Phenomenal! Such breathtakingly beautiful insights about our Restoration! Come quickly, Jesus!
I can't recommend this book highly enough. LOVE it!