Most people--Christians and non-Christians alike--are familiar with the garden of Eden, the perfect paradise that God created for the first man and woman. However, many don't realize the Bible teaches that God is preparing an even better world for his people in the future new creation. In this book, experienced Bible teacher Nancy Guthrie traces 9 themes--the tree of life, g...
|Title||:||Even Better Than Eden: Nine Ways the Bible's Story Changes Everything about Your Story|
|Number of Pages||:||208 pages|
Even Better Than Eden: Nine Ways the Bible's Story Changes Everything about Your Story Reviews
I didn’t finish this.
Full length review can be found at Servants of Grace. Nancy Guthrie’s Even Better Than Eden will illuminate exciting biblical patterns you may not have noticed in your reading of Scripture.
In this book Nancy Guthrie discusses nine themes that are woven throughout scripture. For each theme she discusses how it was in the garden, how it was changed through sin, how it will be fulfilled in the new heavens and new earth, and how this should change our lives. These themes are: the Wilderness, the Tree, His Image, Clothing, the Bridegroom, the Sabbath, Offspring, Dwelling Place, and City. Nancy Guthrie has an excellent way of demonstrating redemptive history, our need for a Savior, and ...more
Nancy Guthrie examines nine themes or nine stories of the Bible illustrating that what God has planned for us is even better than Eden. She writes, "Christ came to accomplish what was necessary to open the way for us, not just back into the garden of Eden, but into a home that will be even better than Eden and a life that will be even better than the life Adam and Eve enjoyed there."
The nine stories are as follows: the story of the wilderness, the story of the tree, the story of his image, the s ...more
This book is a lovely narrative-theological work. It is meant to encourage the reader to continue to look to Christ and our future hope- enjoying Him forever. Full review here:
We are a story-telling family, composing on-the-spot homespun tales, filling up the long minutes of road trips with audio books, laughing together over replays from crazy conversations, and delighting in glory-moments together after the fact. As our family continually rotates in wider orbits, stories have become the fibers that connect us, that keep us known to one other.
I’m grateful that all our story threads are woven into the fabric of the huge over-arching narrative found in the pages of Scr ...more