God's Favorite Place on Earth by Frank Viola

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The biblical passages are anti-climactic placed after the fictional accounts...
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When He came to earth, Jesus Christ was rejected in every quarter in which He stepped. The Creator was rejected by His own creation. "He came to His own and His own received Him not," said John. For this reason, Jesus Christ had "no where to lay His head." There was one exception, however. A little village just outside of Jerusalem named Bethany. Bethany was the only place on earth where Jesus was completely received.
God's Favorite Place on Earth is a retelling of Jesus' many visits to Bethany and a relaying of the message it holds for us today. Frank Viola presents a beautifully crafted narrative from the viewpoint of Lazarus, one of the people who lived in Bethany with his two sisters. This incomparable story not only brings the Gospel narratives to life, but it addresses the struggle against doubt, discouragement, fear, guilt, rejection, and spiritual apathy that challenges countless Christians today. In profoundly moving prose, God's Favorite Place on Earth will captivate your heart with its beauty, charm, and depth. In this book you will discover how to live as a "Bethany" in our world today, being set free to love and follow Jesus like never before.
 

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Frank Viola is an influential voice in the contemporary house church movement. For the last twenty-one years, he has been gathering with organic house churches in the United States. Frank has written numerous books on the deeper Christian life and radical church restoration, including Reimagining Church, From Eternity to Here, Finding Organic Church, and The Untold Story of the New Testament Church. He is a nationally recognized expert on new trends for the church, holds conferences on the Christian life, and is actively engaged in planting New Testament--style churches. His Web site, www.frankviola.com, contains many free resources designed to enrich the spiritual lives of God's people. Frank and his family make their home in Gainesville, Florida. SPANISH BIO: Frank Viola es una voz influyente en el movimiento de la Iglesia contemporanea en hogares. Durante los ultimos 21 anos se ha dedicado a reunirse con iglesias organicas en hogares en los Estados Unidos. Frank es autor de numerosos libros y un reconocido experto en nuevas tendencias para la iglesia. Dicta conferencias y esta involucrado en plantar iglesias al estilo del Nuevo Testamento. Su sitio en la web, www.frankviola.com, contiene muchos recursos gratis disenados para enriquecer la vida espiritual de los hijos de Dios. Frank y su familia residen en Gainesville, Florida.
 
Published May 1, 2013 by David C. Cook. 208 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction
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