I received a copy of HOME: HOW HEAVEN AND THE NEW EARTH SATISFY OUR DEEPEST LONGINGS by Elyse Fitzpatrick, with a foreword by Paul David Tripp, from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. This is an intensely powerful book. I struggle to describe it in just a few sentences. Basically, it addresses our longing for something more. Everyone has felt this way at one time or another. There has to be something more out there, somewhere I belong… Elyse calls that place the New Earth. It is where God has been preparing for you. The book uses beautiful pose to describe our feelings and the glory of the New Earth so well that you can almost taste it.
Elyse Fitzpatrick includes passages from scripture and her own takes on them. I found this refreshing. She also uses personal stories to help bring her readers to her. Overall, an exceptional book. It is easy to become lost in the pages. I can see HOME working well during religious discussion groups or for family meditation. (There are discussion questions included at the end)
I am excited to see that Elyse Fitzpatrick is the author of multiple other books. I will have to look for them.