Deep within God’s Word lies a wondrous story like no other. A drama that originated before time began. An epic saga that resonates with the heartbeat of God. A story that reveals nothing less than the meaning of your life and God’s great mission for you.
From Eternity to Here is Frank Viola’s magnum opus.
“I just finished From Eternity To Here. I’m in process of reading it again. It has moved into my top ten books. It informs the mind with great theology. It transforms the heart because the matchless vision of Jesus and His grace. And it inspires a love for God’s eternal purpose, the Church by inviting others to experience God’s eternal purpose. Brilliant.” ~ DERWIN GRAY, lead pastor of Transformation Church.
HERE’S WHAT READERS ARE SAYING THE BOOK WILL DO FOR YOU . . .
* It will open up the Bible in a brand new way, stirring your heart.
* It will set you free from guilt, condemnation, shame, and religious duty.
* It will set your heart on fire to love Jesus in ways you’ve never experienced before.
* It will give you a sense of your true identity in Christ that will stick with you for life.
* It will rekindle your “first love” and cause service to be driven by love for Christ.
* It will revamp your entire understanding of God’s ultimate passion and grand mission.
* It will take your breath away by the sweeping grandeur of God’s eternal purpose.
* It will answer the deep-seated question, “Why did God create me in the first place?”
* It will entertain (it reads like a novel) as well as inspire you to follow Jesus more fully.
“A masterpiece … it reads like a movie on paper.”
Dr. Myles Munroe
“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.”
“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 re-telling of the ‘old, old story’ is a much needed gift to the church today.”
“Dissent is a gift to the Church. It is the imagination of the prophets that continually call us back to our identity as the peculiar people of God. May Viola’s words challenge us to become the change that we want to see in the Church … and not to settle for anything less than God’s dream for Her.”
“When you’re as old as I am, I don’t hear new stuff. You can hardly say anything about religion that I haven’t heard several times. But this is so new to me. It’s a whole new way of looking at the Scriptures, at Jesus, at the church, and at me. You’re going to love this book.”
“With From Eternity to Here, Viola has given us that foundational Biblical discussion of the church, and in a compelling and creative way. I was taken aback with how much I liked this book. I read it quickly, and I’m going to read it again. Why? Because if there is a book on the Jesus-shaped church that I could recommend to everyone who identifies with my description of that journey, this has easily cleared the bar as my first choice. This is a uniquely original comprehensive tour of the threads that hold the Bible together.”
Michael Spencer (iMonk)
“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.”
“A great work of narrative theology …”
“Brings you creatively into the biblical story by immersing your heart and mind …”
“Frank Viola has been one of my favorite authors for years. Common threads run through his books: Organic spiritual life without organizational hierarchy, and real relationships with God and each other that are free of suppressive religious tradition. Frank’s viewpoints are well grounded in both Scripture and history. From Eternity to Here reveals the startling but simple fact that God has already accomplished His ultimate goal in the resurrected Christ. We are the focus of His passionate love, and we have received the capacity to love Him in return forever.”
“I couldn’t put this book down …”
“A poetic exposé … a masterful work of art.”
Dr. James Goll
“I appreciate this message so much …”
“This is an amazing book. It’s one of the most refreshing and enlightening presentations that I’ve read in a long time. Every Christian needs to read it. I just love it! I’ve already read it three times and I feel so uplifted every time I open it up.”