Driven by Eternity: Making Your Life Count Today and Forever

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Most people would be left destitute if they planned their futures as carelessly as theyve prepared for eternity. Drawing on the principles in 2 Corinthians 5:911, John Bevere reminds us that all believers will stand before God and receive what they have earned in life. In building their lives to be ready for that day, and maintaining an eternal frame of reference, readers will develop significant lives. In keeping sight of the goal, readers will learn to labor for rewards that endurefor timeless eternity.

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John Bevere is passionate to see individuals deepen their intimacy with God and capture an eternal perspective. An international bestselling author with award-winning teaching materials, as well as a speaker at conferences and churches, John cohosts The Messenger TV program airing in 216 nations. John has a doctorate in ministry. He and his wife, Lisa, also a bestselling author, founded Messenger International in 1990, which currently has offices in Colorado, Australia, and the United Kingdom. They live in Colorado Springs with their four sons.

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Bestselling Christian author Bevere (Under Cover; The Fear of the Lord) turns his heart and pen to eternity. So many people, he says, live without heaven on their minds, yet eternity is planted in their hearts. His goal is to open readers' eyes to what awaits them: whether the end result will be horrible suffering or great joy, all will face God's judgment. Bevere uses the allegorical story of King Jalyn, his kingdom of Affabel, and the capital city of Endel and its inhabitants to help readers understand how life choices affect their eternal future. At first blush the allegory seems contrived, but Bevere adds depth to characters such as Double Life, Deceived and Charity. He is certain to offend some conservative evangelicals with his talk of visions and dreams, and his opinion that Christians can sometimes lose their salvation. Readers can't argue, however, with his knowledge of the Bible. Bevere urges Christians to get to work for God and asks tough questions about why some are not doing so. He doesn't sugarcoat his belief that heaven is imminent and that many people, Christian and not, are wasting their lives on useless pursuits and priorities. This book will linger long in the consciences and hearts of readers. (Apr. 10)
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