God's Favorite Place on Earth (Unabridged, 4 Cds)
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About "God's Favorite Place on Earth (Unabridged, 4 Cds)"
:He was rejected everywhere He went. There was only one exception ? a little village called Bethany. WHAT DOES GOD REALLY WANT FROM YOU? Christians face profound challenges today, including doubt, discouragement, fear, guilt, rejection, materialism, and spiritual apathy. God?s people are also seeking an answer to a piercing question: what does God want from me, exactly? In God?s Favorite Place on Earth, Frank Viola answers all of these challenges with seminal insight. Here is a brilliant retelling of Jesus? many visits to the village of Bethany and the touching message that it holds for us today. Viola presents this beautifully crafted narrative from the viewpoint of Lazarus, who lived in Bethany with his two sisters, Martha and Mary. The curtain opens with Lazarus, who is now ready to die, telling the incomparable story of Jesus? interactions with him, Martha, and Mary. God?s Favorite Place on Earth blends story and teaching, bringing the gospel narratives to life. Within each narrative, the common struggles Christians face are addressed and answered. Masterfully told and profoundly moving, God?s Favorite Place on Earth will captivate your heart with its beauty, charm, and depth. You will discover how to live as a ?Bethany? in our world today, being set free to love, follow, and embrace Jesus like never before.
Meet the Author
Frank Viola is an influential voice in the contemporary house church movement. For the last twenty years, he has been gathering with organic house churches in the United States. Frank has written eight revolutionary books on radical church restoration, including Gods Ultimate Passion, Rethinking the Wineskin, Who is Your Covering?, Pagan Christianity, Gathering in Homes and The Untold Story of the New Testament Church. He is a recognised expert on new trends for the church, holds conferences on the deeper Christian life, and is actively engaged in planting New Testament-styled churches. His Web site, frankviola.com, contains many free resources designed to enrich the spiritual lives of Gods people. Frank and his family live in Gainesville, Florida.
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This is an awesome book by a wonderful author and I'd reccommend it to anyone without hesitation! In fact I believe it is a "must have" for any Christian's personal library!! This book has different sections in each each chapter, being: The biblical narrative (from the Bible but filled in with extra dialogue, action and atmosphere), all accurate to first-century history; The "Sacred Text" (Scriptures); "Walking it out" which details how the biblical account (true story) applies to us, practically, in our lives today; It also has "Talking points" (discussion guide) at the back - I'm hoping to use this wonderful resource to start a book club (small group) of sorts as I think it's the perfect place to start for such a study group! I absolutely love how Viola brings the story to life and enables the reader to really put themselves in the shoes of the each character. I also really admire how Viola manages to strike a captivating balance between Jesus' Divinity and His Humanity - I've never come across another author do this in the way Viola does. I can't wait to read "The Day I Met Jesus" now! You won't be disappointed with this book!