All Things New Study Guide
Most Christians miss the ultimate hope for their future because their views of heaven are vague, religious ... and, frankly, boring. Hope begins when we understand that for the believer, noting is lost . Heaven is not an endless life...
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Most Christians miss the ultimate hope for their future because their views of heaven are vague, religious ... and, frankly, boring. Hope begins when we understand that for the believer, noting is lost. Heaven is not an endless life of harp strumming and worship singing in the clouds. Rather, the life we long for - the paradise Adam and Eve knew - is precisely the life that is coming to us. And that life is coming soon.
In this five-session study, John Eldrege explores the revolutionary idea that according to the Bible, heaven is not our eternal home - the New Earth is. Jesus said the next chapter of our story begins with "the renewal of all things" (Matthew 19:28), by which he meant the earth we love, ourselves, and all the things that make for a rich life: music, art, food, and laughter. God's promise is that everything shall be renewed "when the world is made new."
Part devotional, part adventure story, part field manual, this study will help you see the glorious future coming to you and provide "hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure" (Hebrews 6:19). Ideal for individual or group use, this guide includes personal reflection questions, targeted excerpts from All Things New, a Big Ideas overview, small-group discussion questions, and group exercises. A leader's guide is also included for those facilitating a group.
The Hope of Renewal Creation Made New Your Story Told Rightly What We'll Do in the New Earth The Power of Our Hope
Designed for use with the All Things New Video Study (9780310087656).
John Eldredge is an author, a counsellor, and teacher. He is also president of Ransomed Heart, a ministry devoted to helping people discover the heart of God, recover their own heart in his love, and learn to live in his Kingdom. He is also the author of numerous books, including Epic, Waking the Dead, Wild at Heart, and Desire, and co-author of Captivating and The Sacred Romance.
John grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles (which he hated), and spent his boyhood summers on his grandfather's cattle ranch in eastern Oregon (which he loved). John met his wife Stasi in high school (in drama class). But their romance did not begin until they each came to faith in Christ, after high school. John earned his undergraduate degree in Theatre, and directed a theatre company in Los Angeles for several years before moving to Colorado with Focus on the Family, where he taught at the Focus on the Family Institute.
John earned his master's degree in Counselling from Colorado Christian University, under the direction of Larry Crabb and Dan Allender. He worked as a counselor in private practice before launching Ransomed Heart in 2000. John and Stasi live in Colorado Springs with their three sons.
While all of this is factually true, it somehow misses describing an actual person. He loves the outdoors passionately, especially living in the Rocky Mountains, and all beauty, Shakespeare, bow hunting, a good cigar, anything having to do with adventure, poetry, March Madness, working in the shop, fly fishing, classic rock, the Tetons, fish tacos, George MacDonald, green tea, buffalo steaks, dark chocolate, wild and open places, horses running, and too much more to name. He also uses the expression "far out" way too much.