1. All Things New: Heaven, Earth, and the Restoration of Everything You Love
    All Things New: Heaven, Earth, and the Restoration of Everything You Love
    John Eldredge
    Thomas Nelson / 2018 / Trade Paperback
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  1. York, PA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    There is hope
    January 10, 2018
    York, PA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4

    Heaven, Earth, and the Restoration of Everything You Love

    By John Eldredge

    What hope do we have? John Eldredge will show that we do have Hope . A hope in our future. God has promised us that all things will be made new. This promise is given to us in the Bible in the book of Revelations. What John does with this book is to show you, by using stories from his own life and from others that there is hope. Some of the things that he shares is about his best friend death and how that affected him. He shows that no matter what the situation is, there is Hope. He uses scripture, quotes from other authors and even movies he has seen. This is all done to show that hope is there, and a time will come when all of these tragedies and struggles that we are suffering will be gone, and everything will be new. He shares that with the saving grace of Christ the we can all see this new beginning in the new earth that God has promised.

    The writing is Biblical sound and will show the hope that waits for us when we decide to follow Christ. It is easy reading and informative.

    Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. Revelations 21:1 NLT

    I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255
  2. Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Left with questions
    November 24, 2017
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    What we feel about the future impacts how we feel now. Eldredge wants readers to have hope, "the confident expectation of goodness coming to us." (9) Jesus promised the renewal of all things in Matt. 19:28. Restoration of all things is coming, not annihilation.

    After building a case for our need for hope, Eldredge unpacks what the renewal of all things means to us. "The renewal of all things simply means that the earth you love - all your special places and treasured memories - is restored and renewed and given back to you. Forever." (35) He awakens our imagination to what earth would be like, restored to its full glory. The animal kingdom will be restored. We will be too, our bodies, our characters, all will be healed and restored. There will be a settling of accounts. Apologies will be made and received. (121) Wrongs will be avenged. (148)

    This all sounds wonderful but I was left with a few questions. Edlredge reminds us that some will not be a part of this renewal. (191) He failed to address how believers will feel when close friends or family members are not part of the renewal. "Nothing is lost, not for the friends of God," Eldredge declares. (187) Will that be the case for a parent when an unsaved child is not part of the renewal?

    Eldredge encourages readers to know that "everything will be restored to you and then some..." (200) He is an outdoors person and wrote of bow hunting moose in the wilds of the Yukon - a "dream come true." (202) For believers who love hunting and fishing, will that be restored and then some in the renewal?

    Eldredge recently discovered this truth of the future renewal. For Christians who are unaware of this aspect of the future, this book is a good introduction to the topic. To astute Bible readers familiar with Revelation 21 and similar passages, there may not be much new in this book. You will be able to read portions of many novels quoted at length, however.

    I received a complimentary galley of this book through Icon Media. My comments are an independent and honest review.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    November 21, 2017
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book was amazing. It puts a whole new light on eternity. I am very eager to experience this new world! It will be awesome.
  4. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Finally - an attempt to restore a true vision of the future!
    November 2, 2017
    Alan Gilman
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    So happy to see someone of Eldredges notoriety grappling with an authentic biblical vision for the "age to come." In his trademark passionate and personal way, he blows the cover off misguided Christian thinking about the afterlife. Eldredge disses any notion of an apparent boring eternity that sees God's people floating in the ether as disembodied spirits. Instead he explores the splendor of our much-to-be-anticipated renewed physicality and what true restoration in the new heavens and the new earth might be like. At times his well-intended speculations take the reader into the realm of speculative fantasies. But this should distract us from engaging this much needed discussion regarding a truly biblically informed understanding of our future hope.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Highly Recommend this book
    October 19, 2017
    Emanuel Yoder
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    We sure could use some hope. This is a wonderful book, so well written by John Eldridge. Would highly recommend it to everyone.
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