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From Eternity to Here: Rediscovering the Ageless Purpose of God
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From Eternity to Here: Rediscovering the Ageless Purpose of God

by

David C. Cook 2009

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Overview

Deep within God’s Word lies a wondrous story like no other: a drama that unfolded before time began, an epic saga that resonates with the heartbeat of God, a story that reveals nothing less than the meaning of life and God’s great mission in the earth.

From Eternity to Here presents three remarkable stories spanning from Genesis to Revelation. Each story traces a divine theme that is woven throughout Scripture. Seen together, they offer an extraordinary glimpse into God’s highest passion and grand mission. What you discover will forever change your view of life, the church, and our magnificent God.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Wrestles with biblical passages regarding identity in Christ and the mission God has entrusted his people with
  • Displays God’s plan in a way that compels allegiance and revolutionizes lives
  • Presents an accessible work of narrative theology

Contents

  • Part I: A Forgotten Woman: The Bride of Christ
    • The Hidden Romance of the Bible
    • A Woman Inside of a Man
    • A Close-Up of the First Eve
    • The Mystery of the Ages
    • A Close-Up of the Second Eve
    • The Divine Frustration
    • Fallen Yet Cherished
    • Loving Extravagantly
    • The Preparation of the Bride
    • The Ultimate Wedding
    • The Wife of God
  • Part II: An Eternal Quest: The House of God
    • The Story of a Homeless God
    • God’s Quest from Adam to Jacob
    • God’s Quest from Moses to Solomon
    • God’s Quest from Jesus to John
    • Fleeing the City of Bondage
    • Leaving the City of Religion
    • Exiting the Desert of Waste
    • God’s Building Site
    • God Finds His Home
  • Part III: A New Species: The Body of Christ and the Family of God
    • Invasion from Another Universe
    • The New Species in the Gospels
    • The New Species in Acts
    • The New Species in Galatians and Romans
    • The New Species in Corinthians
    • The New Species in Colossians and Ephesians
    • What Does It Look Like Today?

Praise for the Print Edition

From Eternity to Here is a masterpiece. A must-read for those who believe and for others who want to believe. It reads like a movie on paper.

—Myles Munroe, president and founder, Bahamas Faith Ministries International

Frank continues to challenge the church-at-large with a powerful mind, an impassioned voice, and a love for the bride of Christ. You need to get this book and wrestle with Frank through the biblical passages regarding our identity in Christ as his body and the mission our God has entrusted to us.

Ed Stetzer, affiliate professor of research and missional ministry, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

As Viola unfolds the glorious story of God’s quest for a bride, readers will find their imaginations inspired and their lives transformed. The sheer beauty of God’s magnificent plan compels our allegiance and revolutionizes our lives. This retelling of the ‘old, old story’ is a much-needed gift to the church today.

Greg Boyd, senior pastor, Woodland Hills Church, St. Paul, MN

Of all the sticks of TNT that Frank Viola has launched into a sleepy, status-quo church, this grenade has the most explosive potential to make the church unashamed of the gospel and to release God’s dynamic power for salvation.

—Leanard Sweet, E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism, Drew University

Viola artfully weaves his own story into the drama of redemptive embrace, making God’s love both a deeply personal affair as well as something of an existential quest in which we all have a part to play. As such it is ‘the old, old story’ retold for a new and contemporary audience. It is a great work of narrative theology made very accessible for any reader.

Alan Hirsch, founding director, Forge Mission Training Network International

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About Frank Viola

Frank Viola is a frequent conference speaker and author of numerous books on the deeper Christian life and church restoration, including Jesus Manifesto, coathored with Leanard Sweet. He is a nationally recognized expert on emerging trends for the church, and he is actively engaged in planting New Testament-style churches.