Sunday, January 1, 2017

Home: A Book Review

About The Book:

You Were Made for Another World
In this world of fear, trials, and loneliness it's easy to feel adrift, like you're homesick for somewhere you've never been. This longing is no small thing to be brushed off and forgotten--it's a guidepost letting you know that you were made for a different place. This earth, as we know it, is not your home. But it's close. In fact, at times you can almost see your home from here. 

What you long for is the New Earth--the place God has been preparing for your eternity with him. With heartfelt stories, personal reflection, and deep scriptural insight, Elyse Fitzpatrick explores heaven and the New Earth--showing that our assumptions about heaven and the realities of the New Earth are not one and the same. Your final destination is not a dull, featureless room in the clouds, but rather a perfected earth. It's an actual place full of beauty and wonder that we'll explore with real, perfect bodies. There's no need to chase a bucket list--on the New Earth there will be no end of glorious sites and amazing activities, and we'll never run out of time. 

Includes questions for group discussion.

You can read an excerpt here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Elyse Fitzpatrick ( is a nationally sought after speaker and author, speaking at such events as The Gospel Coalition and Nancy Leigh DeMoss's Revive Conference. Along with her husband, Phil, Elyse is a member of Valley Center Community Church, a reformed congregation in the community of Valley Center. VCCC is a member of FIRE, the Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals.

She holds a certificate in biblical counseling from CCEF (San Diego) and an MA in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. She has authored 22 books on daily living and the Christian life.

Elyse and Jessica's first book together, Give Them Grace, has sold 55,000 copies, releasing in May of 2011. Elyse has been married for over thirty years and has three adult children and grandchildren

My Review:

Home by Elyse Fitzpatrick is a wonderful look at what believers in Jesus Christ will come to find when we one day meet Him in Heaven. The book is full of information so its one that needs to be read slowly and deliberately in order to absorb all the wealth of information. Elyse Fitzpatrick does a remarkable job at painting a beautiful picture of what Heaven will be like, and is scripturally sound when doing so. I truly am blessed to have read this book and anyone else who reads it will be as well. It was well worth the read and has really allowed me to understand more about the afterlife of Heaven. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase Home at your favorite Christian book retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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