This planet is more than just a stopover on your way to heaven. It is your final destination. God wants you to enjoy your earthly existence, and to think otherwise is to miss the life he intends for you.
Exploring the book of Genesis, Heaven Is a Place on Earth gently but firmly strips away common misconceptions of Christianity and broadens your worldview to reveal the tremendous dignity and value of everyday life. Taking you from creation, to the fall, to redemption, and to glimpses from the book of Revelation, Michael Wittmer opens your eyes to a faith that encompasses all of lifebaseball games, stock reports, church activities, prayer, lovemaking, work, hobbies . . . everything that lies within the sphere of human activity. To be fully Christian is to be fully human, says Wittmer, alive and responsive to the kingdom of God in all that you are and all that you do.
Discover the freedom and impact God created you for. It starts with a truly Christian worldview. And its fruit is the undiluted gospel, powerful not only to save souls, but to restore them to a life that is truly worth living.
Includes discussion/reflection questions after each chapter.
Michael Wittmer is currently Professor of Systematic Theology at GRTS in Grand Rapids, MI. He is the author of Heaven Is a Place on Earth, Don’t Stop Believing, The Last Enemy, and Despite Doubt. He and his wife, Julie, live in Grand Rapids, Michigan with their three children: Avery, Landon, and Alayna.
This book wasn't quite what I expected - perhaps I had unreasonably high hopes after reading N.T. Wright's "Surprised by Hope" and getting a recommendation of this book... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Troy M. Miller
This book gets to the heart of how we miss our calling on earth while awaiting our time in Heaven.
Great food for thought!
I loved seeing the scriptures about "Heaven" in a new light. This is a book to help you think through things that matter and the way God works. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Susan Elliott
This book will make you rethink what you assume about heaven. Very good at bringing it down to earth and real, not a fantasy. Read morePublished on March 16, 2013 by H. Phillips
I felt uncomfortable reading Wittmer's works, and that is my problem, not his. I think I can understand how his words are so captivating and his ideas can be ever so convincing to... Read morePublished on March 2, 2013 by David Aharb
I regularly review books for an online community called The High Calling. I really enjoyed this book. You can find my complete review over here:
An excellent treatment of the creation, fall, redemption story and a much needed corrective to common theological extremes. Read morePublished on September 5, 2010 by K. L. Haschke