Home by Elyse Fitzpatrick
Have you ever wondered about Heaven? There are so many different ways it can be described by people. Clouds, angels with golden harps, golden, full of light, etc. But in the book, Home, by Elyse Fitzpatrick, she explains why she believes Heaven is in fact the New Earth.
Heaven Is the Home You’ve Been Waiting For
In this world of fear, trials, and loneliness we often feel adrift–like we’re still searching for a place where we can truly make ourselves at home. There’s a longing for something more, something that makes us feel like we belong, something that resonates perfectly with who we were made to be. This longing is no small thing to be brushed off and forgotten–it’s a guidepost letting us know we were made for another world. Earth is not our home. But it’s close.
What we long for is the new earth, the place God has been preparing for our eternity with him. In Home, Elyse Fitzpatrick explores heaven and the afterlife, demonstrating that our final destination is not some dull, featureless space in the clouds, but rather a perfected earth. It’s a real, physical place that we’ll explore with real bodies. A place of beauty and wonder and free of all death and decay.
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 to do them all. Includes questions for group discussion.
The author talks about how important the concept of home is to us. How we can make assumptions, or be left with questions, when we find out where home is for someone we’ve just met. For example, if I tell you I grew up in the South, you might assume I have an accent, love deep fried foods, and I grew up on a farm. Or if I say that I was a military kid who moved a lot, you might think I don’t have many friends or that I’m well traveled.
And home, for many of us, is a peaceful place for resting and renewal. Whether that’s your home as an adult, or your childhood home where you grew up. And when you need to go home again, you long for it, right? That’s why they call it being homesick.
Elyse Fitzpatrick explains to the reader that our assumptions about Heaven and the New Earth may not be the same. That she believes it is a perfect version of Earth that we will spend our eternity in, not floating around in the clouds.
At the end of each chapter, there are questions to be answered, whether you’re studying on your own or in a group.
You can pick up a copy of the book, Home, by Elyse Fitzpatrick, on Amazon today.
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