I have been given the opportunity to do some reviews on some books from a few different publishers. Some of them do not quite fit into the focus I have for Living Infuzion, but obviously have some good information. Here are some of my perspectives on some pretty good books! Enjoy!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Heaven is Now – By Andrew Farley

The book is subtitled “Awakening your five spiritual senses to the wonders of grace” which sort of sets the tone for the book.  It is divided into the five senses as we understand them now, but then the author puts his spiritual spin on them.  It seems to me that the writer’s intent is to show not just that heaven is our great hope, but that God has given us some signs of it within our life right now.

For feel, he moves the reader towards the idea of grace, and out from under the law.  I got a bit uncomfortable with this section as it is something that I am seeing more in modern Christian writing.  It is this idea of being free and out from under the law, and FAR too often people take that to mean that suddenly they can do anything and that sin is irrelevant. 

One of the other things that each section has is a passage called Heaven Speaks.    There are some verses from scripture that are the basis for each section, but at the end of each section it is signed from Jesus.  I get what this author is trying to do, I just try to be really careful when someone is assigning their words to Jesus.

The book progresses through the other senses using different stories and illustrations to help awaken your spiritual senses.  It is an interesting concept, and in the end seeing the aspects of heaven here should point the reader towards their hope of heaven with Christ.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.  Available at your favourite bookseller from Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group

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