Coming out at the end of August: Even Better than Eden by Nancy Guthrie. In Even Better than Eden, Nancy Guthrie traces nine themes throughout the Bible. These themes reveal how God’s plan for the new creation will be far more glorious than the original. This new creation glory isn’t reserved just for the future, however. The hope of God’s plans changes so much our daily live, in the here and now as well.
I think we are all familiar with the Garden of Eden. I think we are all even familiar with the events that happened in the Garden of Eden. We might not, however, think about all the implications that the actions set there. This are what the nine themes in the book discuss. As we reflect on these themes found in the story of Eden, we find how they still affect our lives today. And we find redemption even now.
I found Nancy Guthrie was theologically solid. She reminds the reader of the wonderful promises of God throughout the Scriptures. The book starts in Genesis and ends in Revelations — which is a wonderful way to cover God’s promises to us. I loved how these chapters brought great insights for our lives right now. At the same time, Nancy Guthrie reminds the reader of the glorious hope of eternity and the beauty of it. I do think this book is better for those who are fairly new to the Bible and the Scriptures. Still to those who are familiar with the Bible, Even Better than Eden holds great reminders. Though not all chapters spoke to me, I gained good and inspirational insights from reading this.
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I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for a review. All opinions I have expressed here are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.