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Eternity changes everything

How to live now in the light of your future

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Thrills Christians about their eternal future, and shows how that future changes their present.

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Our view of the future affects how we feel and act in the present. Stephen Witmer excites us about where the world is heading, gives certainty about where we as individuals are heading, and thrills us about how eternity really does change everything in our daily lives.

If you are worried about your future… or if your future doesn't seem to make any difference to your now… or if you simply want to get more excited about where you will spend eternity… read this book!

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Contents

  • 1. Your future in your present
    2. Everything new
    3. He will dwell with them
    4. The future is certain
    5. Your future is certain
    6. Tightrope walking
    7. Restlessness
    8. Patience
    9. Heavenly citizens
    10. Needing this world less
    11. Loving this world more
    12. Restless patience

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Contributors Stephen Witmer
ISBN 9781909559912
Format Paperback
First published February 2014
Dimensions 5.1" x 7.8" x 0.4"
Weight 5.09 oz
Language English
Pages 144
Publisher The Good Book Company
Endorsements

David F. Wells

Andrew Mutch Distinguished Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

In this book, Stephen Witmer lifts up our eyes to see beyond the “now” that presses in on us to what is eternal. More than that, he lifts up our eyes to see the eternal God in the magnificence of his redeeming purposes. What encouragement this brings to the spiritually weary and what challenge it brings to those tempted to fall sleep amidst the buzz and plenty of our modern world! This treatment of deep, biblical themes is fresh, pastoral, and stimulating. Highly commended.

John Hindley

Pastor of BroadGrace Church, Norfolk; author of Serving Without Sinking

If I knew the future, then surely that would affect every minute of the present. But I do know the future. Christians are going to live day after day in a gloriously renewed creation. We will see our good and kind Saviour, Jesus, face-to-face. Yet this certain future had so little impact on how I live most days. So Christ put Stephen Witmer's book in front of me. Reading it has reminded me of my future and immediately and hugely shifted my outlook on the present. I pray, and expect, that it will be a lasting change. I have already recommended this book and will keep doing so. It is a readable, simple, hopeful and deep book on a crucial topic. I think it will change our lives, churches and evangelism.

Mez McConnell

Director of 20 schemes

For a book dealing with the issue of eternity, this is definitely a quick read. What makes it so engaging is that Stephen comes across as so likeable and has a great illustration on almost every page. A hope filled, encouraging gem of a book. Loved it.

Customer reviews


July 18, 2022

“Every one should read it”

Everyone who wishes to advance in their Christian life and witness should read this book...plus anything else published or made available by Stephen Witmer


March 15, 2022

“Inspiring”

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May 31, 2018

“Inspiring!”

I'm so thankful that I picked up this book and read it! Every chapter moved me to tears. It created an excitement in me for new Earth like I've never experienced before. Out humbled me to think on God's great love and how he has promised that he will dwell with us once again. It created repentance in my heart for the times that I have refused to sacrifice my own desires while I'm here in this broken world when God has told me what I have to look forward to. I would definitely encourage any believer to read this book. It will encourage and strengthen your faith.


July 20, 2015

“Not sure!!”

Hmm...I agree with some of the reviews in that the author encourages you to view eternity positively,but...
It would seem to me he is more concerned with a "paradise earth" than heaven. Indeed at one point, he says that,"Heaven is not as good as it gets..." and that "Heaven is not our final destination"(chapter 2) At the end of that chapter he says," what an amazing indication of the beauty of the new creation:it's better than heaven. This is the future of our world." Don't think I can agree with this in the light of scripture. If you hadn't asked me for this review, I intended getting in touch anyway... Would appreciate your feedback on this.

Hello, thanks for your review.

I think you've read Stephen's point correctly — he is pointing us towards a 'paradise earth'. He's resting that on Bible passages such as Revelation 21 v 1-4, where John sees a new heaven and a new earth, and in which God dwells with his people (just as he did in this world, in Eden, before the fall); and 1 Corinthians 15 v 35-57, where Paul teaches that we'll receive our resurrection bodies when Christ returns.

So while heaven right now is amazing, it's not where we were created to live eternally - we were designed to have a bodily existence in a physical world. This is also what the prophets promised (eg Isaiah 65 v 17-25). In one sense, you could call that place 'heaven' or 'earth' — but I think Stephen wants in his book to encourage us to see that the Bible teaches that our eternal future is physical, and 'earthy' - and perfect!

Hope this helps, thanks, Carl Laferton (Editor)


Feb. 27, 2014

“Helpful and encouraging”

I really enjoyed reading this book. I found Stephen's style engaging and clear and thus finished "Eternity Changes Everything" in a single sitting! I am certainly guilty of forgetting the imminent reality of our certain eternity and at times not being restless enough for meeting Christ face to face. This book got me excited again about meeting Christ and the wonderful future we have in Him.

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