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Restoring Broken Things: What Happens When We Catch a Vision for the New World Jesus Is Creating
Christians have a promise from God: "Behold, I make all things new!" (Revelation 21:5). Chapman and Smith explore this bold proclamation of God's committment to redeem and restore all things through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Hardcover, 254 pages
Published October 20th 2005 by Integrity Publishers
(first published February 15th 2005)
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In this book primarily Scotty Smith, with some writing from Steven Curtis Chapman paints the picture of how God will make all things new when Christ returns. He includes with this picture a call for Christians to be working now to be renewing all things. The worldview theology in this book is solid, but no more in depth than other worldview books. Those looking for something more in depth about worldview may find this book repetitive of worldview works that are already out there. However, Smith ...more
A Gospel-centric view of Christ's redemption from the view of the Book of Revelation. Curtis Chapman gets the lion's share of the credit for the book, but it is mostly Scotty Smith here. The middle is packed with powerful examples of gracious acts of service and there are some eye-opening ideas about worship: We can pursue seeker-sensitive worship because God is seeking us, we should make a distinction between worship service (the act of living a Christ-empowered life for others) and a service ...more
This is a very good book, written primarily by Scotty Smith, about Revelation 21-22 and how God is, and will be, making all things new. It is about living today with more of a focus on Redemptive History and God's story of Creation, Fall, Redemption and Consummation; and how living with a focus on this should change our lives and priorities.
I like my devotional books to have a little more Scriptural meat in them, and a little less fluff. I could have done without the incessant stories about orphans and the fly-fisherman analogies, but the basic ideas of the book were encouraging and good. I had to wade through a bunch of personal stories that I have no interest in. The only story I'm interested in is Christ's story.