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Endorsements for From Eternity to Here

A masterpiece … it reads like a movie on paper.

 
Dr. Myles Munroe
Pastor and author of Rediscovering the Kingdom and God's Big Idea
 

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
 │ Author of Breaking the Missional Code  
 

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.

 
Greg Boyd
 │ Pastor, theologian, and author of Letters from a Skeptic, Myth of a Christian Nation, and God at War
 
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.
 
Shane Claiborne
Author of The Irresistable Revolution, activist, and recovering sinner (thesimpleway.org)
 

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. 

 
Steve Brown
 │ Author, radio broadcaster, and seminary professor at Reformed Theological Seminary.
 

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.

 
Leonard Sweet
 │ Drew University, George Fox University
 

A classic … 

 
Dr. Ralph W. Neighbour
 │ Author of Where Do We Go From Here?
 

A great work of narrative theology …

 
Alan Hirsch
 │ Missional strategist and author of The Forgotten Ways
 

Brings you creatively into the biblical story by immersing your heart and mind …

 
Dan Kimball
 │ Pastor and author of The Emerging Church and They Like Jesus but Not the Church  
 

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.

 
Don Francisco
 │ Singer and songwriter
 

I couldn't put this book down …

 
Brian Orme
 │ Pastor, editor, and freelance journalist
 

A poetic exposé  ... a masterful work of art.

 
Dr. James Goll
 │ Author of The Seer    
 

I appreciate this message so much …

 
DeVern Fromke
 │ Teacher and author of Ultimate Intention and Unto Full Stature  
 

From Eternity to Here takes you on a guided tour of the Bible, tracing three interwoven storylines from Genesis to Revelation. It will help new readers of the Bible get the big picture, and it will help seasoned Christians remember what really matters.

 
Brian McLaren
 │ Author and activist
 

Frank Viola is the heir apparent to classic Deeper Christian Life teachers, faithfully bringing their core ideas into the 21st century with his own fresh insight. Visio Dei (the face of God) meets Missio Dei (the mission of God) in this passionate examination of what motivates the very heart of God!

 
Mike Morrell │ Graduate Fellow in Emergent Studies, MA in Strategic Foresight, Regent University; zoecarnate.com
 

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.

 
Jon Zens  │New Testament scholar, historian, and editor of Searching Together
 

"Frank has hit the mark by unfolding to us the true foundations of faith-filled living. Father has always designed us for a relational journey of being rather than to doing. He did not create religion, but a people who would walk in His supernatural presence rather than lifeless doctrinal divisions. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to escape the systematic matrix of today, and live in the reality of Christ's glorious Kingdom."

 
Robert Ricciardelli │ Visionary Advancement Strategies
 
 
     
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