Get in on The Story: From Eternity to Here

Do you ever wonder why people are smitten by STORY? Think about it. We come into this world hearing stories such as The Little Engine that Could, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, (and a myriad of similar fairytales), Berenstain’s Bears Picnic, Green Eggs and Ham. We graduate to bigger books. And then we go on to movies where we still love the STORY. Some of my favorites: Les Miserables, Tuck Everlasting, The Last Sin Eater, Somewhere in Time, While You Were Sleeping, What About Bob? (My all time fav).

eternityThe point is, humans are genetically coded to love a story. It’s in our DNA. It runs in our blood. Jesus taught in stories because He knew that’s how He programmed us. And good stories have a lot in common: Irresistible characters, clever themes symbolically interwoven (with lots of “aha moments”), a strong plot that maintains tension throughout, a villain, a hero, a beautiful and vulnerable princess, a major chemistry romance between hero and princess, a life-altering message, and a happily-ever-after.

This year, in ways I never imagined, I’ve more purely discovered “The Greatest Story Ever Told” by the Greatest Author (Hebrews 2:10) of all time. Many avenues of study have led me to see the Bible through new lenses as a beautifully crafted, irresistible, cohesive STORY, cover to cover, containing all the necessary elements of a Perfect Narrative unfolding in the ages.

One book that God used to piece a part of this story together for me is Frank Viola’s new book, Eternity to Here: rediscovering the ageless purpose of God. Frank reveals the divine yet mysteriously intimate Romance, hidden throughout the Bible, that will leave you in wonder and awe at your Creator’s love for you. Beginning in Genesis 2 and commencing in Revelation 22, this Romance even ends with an ultimate “happily ever after.” If there is one book you should read this year…if you want to discover and live in The Story…read Eternity to Here! It’s like a heavenly love affair between two covers…and more!

Today we are participating in a “blog tour” for Frank and below you will find the websites of others who have all done reviews or author interviews for Frank Viola’s new bestselling book “From Eternity to Here” (David C. Cook, 2009). The book just hit the May CBA Bestseller List. Some are posting Q & A with Frank; others are posting full reviews of the book. To read more reviews and order a copy at a 33% discount, go to

For more resources, such as downloadable audios, the free Discussion Guide, the Facebook Group page, etc. go to the official website:

Enjoy the reviews and the Q and A:


Out of Ur –

Shapevine – (June newsletter)

Brian Eberly – –

Greg Boyd –

Vision Advance –

David Flowers –

Kingdom Grace –

Captain’s Blog –

Christine Sine –

Darin Hufford – The Free Believers Network –

Zoecarnate –

Church Planting

Staying Focused –

Take Your Vitamin Z –

Jeff Goins –

Bunny Trails –

Matt Cleaver –

Jason T. Berggren –

Simple Church

Emerging from Montana

Parable Life –

Oikos Australia –

West Coast Witness –

Keith Giles –

Consuming Worship —

Tasha Via –

Andrew Courtright –


Leaving Salem, Blog of Ronnie McBrayer –

Jason Coker –

From Knowledge to Wisdom –

Home Brewed Christianity –

Dispossessed –

Dandelion Seeds –

David Brodsky’s Blog- “Flip the tape Deck” –

Chaordic Journey –

Renee Martin –

Bob Kuhn –

Living with Freaks:

Real Worship –

Fervent Worship –

Julie Ferwerda Blog – /

What’s With Christina?! –

Irreligious Canuck –

This day on the journey –

Live and Move: Thoughts on Authentic Christianity –

Spiritual Journey With God –

Dries Conje – / /

Journey with Others –

On Now to the Third Level –

Christine Moers –

Breaking Point –

Hand to the Plough –

Jon Reid –

Weblight –

D. L. Webster –

Searching for the Whole-Hearted Life –

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