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Heaven Is Now: Awakening Your Five Spiritual Senses to the Wonders of Grace [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Farley
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"What a promise: there is another world, and it can start now, in this one. Read Heaven Is Now to discover hidden everyday reflections that can awaken your 'five spiritual senses' so that you can begin eternity now. This book is heaven-sent."--Leonard Sweet, bestselling author, professor, and chief contributor to Sermons.com

"If you've ever wondered what Jesus might say specifically to you, this is your book and you're going to love it! Andrew Farley presents the magnificent truth of the gospel in the form of a conversation--as though Jesus were talking directly to you, and you to Jesus. Your heart will open wide to your Savior as you marvel at his love for you. And there's nothing more life-changing than that!"--Ralph Harris, author of God's Astounding Opinion of You

"Andrew Farley has a unique and special understanding of grace. In Heaven Is Now, he articulates the depths of God's grace in a way that every believer can understand. This is the official grace handbook for Christians everywhere!"--Darin Hufford, bestselling author of The Misunderstood God

"Here is a gentleness that captures not only the content of Jesus's message but his loving heart and warmth as well. Within this invitation to experience heaven in the here and now, Farley offers the encouragement of a Good News that's much better than what Christians are usually taught. God's tenderness leaps from every page."--David Gregory, bestselling author of Dinner with a Perfect Stranger

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

In this life-changing book, bestselling author Andrew Farley reveals how you can take in the beauty of heaven no matter what your circumstances. With insight firmly rooted in the reality of pain and suffering, Andrew assures you that heaven is not merely some pie-in-the-sky dream for the future--it is now. He shows you how to awaken your five spiritual senses in order to see, hear, smell, taste, and feel the grace of heaven, even in the midst of trouble here on earth.

The heaven we can experience in this life lies within us, far beyond the reach of the world--but well within our grasp.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 963 KB
  • Print Length: 225 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B00A188EV8
  • Publisher: Baker Books (April 1 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00702M59U
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #121,449 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, disappointing subtitle April 25 2012
Format:Paperback
The sub-title of this book is what peaked my interest - "awakening your five spiritual senses to the wonders of grace." I am a left-brained, linear, thinker... not at all intuitive and not much of a "sensing" person. Thus, I figured this book would be a good stretch for me and my faith.

The author sets out to explain how we experience heaven here and now, on earth. In five sections, he presents how 1) We can feel the freedom of God's grace, 2) we can hear the Spirit bearing witness, 3) we can see the finished work of Jesus, 4) we can smell the fragrant aroma of Christ, and 5) we can taste the goodness of the Lord. While each theological area is clearly articulated, it unfortunately only appealed to my intellect, not my senses.

This was a thoroughly understandable and reasonable book to my way of thinking. The theology in this book was superb! A good mix of Old Testament and New Testament with thorough explanation of key verses throughout. The author did a great job of examining common evangelical phrases and ways of talking about faith, that actually contradict Scripture (even though well-intentioned). This was a superb theology text! Farley concluded each chapter with a "Heaven Speaks" section that summarized the truth of Scripture on the topic as if spoken from God (with Scripture references noted at the end) and then a reply in the form of a prayer.

However, this reader did not feel challenged with anything new - new information, new ways to think about Christian faith issues. It was what I would wish to write as a logical, thinking person who would explain how to "sense" and "feel" things in an orderly fashion. In its purpose it disappointed the reader, though it contains plenty of excellent, bibilical content.

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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4.0 out of 5 stars Shows us How to Live Heaven on Earth April 25 2012
Format:Hardcover
The cover of the book is telling. By showing the peeling of the front cover to reveal heaven, it is a visual image of what the five senses of grace can essentially uncover. Each sense is used to uncover a certain aspect of living heaven here on earth. The operative word is "awaken" our senses to embrace the reality of heaven now. The affirmative word is "already" where we live our Christian lives from the position of "done," "victory already" and "new beginning." Grace is all around us for us to experience with our heart, hear with our ears, see with our eyes, smell with our noses, and taste with our tongues. The most encouraging message to take home is to recognize the perfect work God has done for us, the ever presence of God being with us, and the promise that God will help us. Always. The work of grace is already done. All we need to do is to be awakened and embrace the wonders of grace.

I find the prayers in every chapter under "Heaven Speaks" very enlightening. Printed in light blue, it is followed by a personal response that readers can adopt. There are many Bible references for the interested reader to research and to meditate more on. At the end of the book, the discussion questions allow readers to work through the book in groups. The strongest part of the book is the way Farley is able to hone in the five senses with Bible references on pages 213-5.

As I read this book, I am reminded of a book published back in 1996 that promotes quite a similar idea. Tim Dearborn's Taste and See also deals with awakening our spiritual senses toward loving God. Dearborn's book focuses on knowing and loving God. Farley's version offers an opportunity to realize the grace that has been given to us. Dearborn is focused on spirituality.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Solid Book on Grace Feb. 24 2013
Format:Paperback
I loved the emphasis on grace and found this to be a solid book I could recommend. It is very meditative and is best read slowly, with time to think about each chapter. Some of the "heaven speaks" (what God thinks) were good, and some were a bit cheesy. I understand the author's struggle - he is trying to get his readers to internalize grace. Grace, unfortunately, is hard to instantly internalize.

Book has been provided courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available now at your favourite bookseller.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Life Changing & Freeing! April 23 2012
By Carla
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book has opened my eyes to really see the freedom God has given us, if we would read this book you won't struggle with your walk with God like you used to, highly recommended if you want freedom in every area of your life!
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