Book Review: Heaven is Now- by Andrew Farley

Posted: April 30, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Do you wonder what heaven is like? Will you experience Heaven?

Author Andrew Farley doesn’t want us to wait until we die to experience Heaven, he says that we can experience parts of heaven here and now on earth. Farley’s book is based on the questions:

What if heaven wasn’t just meant to be experienced after we die? What if heaven can be enjoyed here on earth–right now?

We sometimes are so busy within our lives that we don’t take time for our spiritual lives. Sometimes the only time we can make for God is during Sunday’s church service. We live lives that seem devoid of God. This isn’t God’s plan for us and for the world.

Farley states that God intends for us to experience the beauty and joy of heaven in our daily lives, regardless of our life situations.

We have put barriers up between us and God, and the Author Farley challenges us to tear down those barriers and awaken our five spiritual senses so that we may experience heaven here and now.

The book is divided into sections based on awakening each sense:

Sense 1: Feel the Freedom of Grace
Sense 2: Hear the Spirit Bearing Witness
Sense 3: See the Finished Work of Jesus
Sense 4: Smell the Fragrant Aroma of Christ
Sense 5: Taste the Goodness of the Lord

Farley challenges us to take action and put work into our relationship with God. Throughout the book there are Biblical References for the reader to go one step further and there are prayers to help focus on the task at hand, experiencing the presence of God.

This could be a book to have during a book study or lenten activity. I enjoyed the book and want to see how it would work in a group setting. It challenged me to think about my relationship with God and how God is involved in  my life today.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group”.

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