This World Is Not My Home

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Weight .35 lbs
Dimensions 7.13 × 4.47 × .45 in
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Paperback

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Book

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9781800401518

page-count

192

topic

Spiritual Growth

Banner Pub Date

Nov 9, 2021

Book Description

This is a pastoral, thoughtful, encouraging, challenging and, above all, radically God-centred book. The thirty brief but compelling chapters remind us that this world is not our home, that our destiny is ‘a city that has foundations whose designer and builder is God,’ and that we are called to live world-engaging, Christ-glorifying lives. It also highlights a most important aspect of the gospel’s message – the cosmic nature of Christ’s redemption, from its beginning in the wake of Adam’s tragic fall in humanity’s first home, the garden of Eden, to its consummation in the new heavens and new earth.

Here is a call to all Christians to live as pilgrims, pressing onwards and upwards to our eternal home.

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  1. David Nalley

    Here is a book for the believer, traveling from this world to the world to come. Mark Johnston writes as a fellow believer, to the heart of believers living in this broken world. He acknowledges that as followers of Christ, this world is not our home; we are longing for the New Heavens and New Earth to come. But as we live here on this earth, we must seek to honor God, and live faithful lives for Him until that day.

    This book is written in an easy, readable style that is broken up into five major sections. Each major section is broken up into shorter chapters (making up 30 total chapters).
    The first section focuses upon a Biblical theology of the Christian’s pilgrimage in this world from Genesis to Revelation.
    The second section focuses upon the person and work of Christ, who Himself came to this broken world, to redeem sinners.
    The third section focuses upon the Church of God, and their communal relationship in this world, as they travel through this world together.
    The fourth section of this book looks more at the individual Christian living his/her life here on earth.
    The final section focuses on looking ahead to heaven, and our eternal life with God.

    Each section keeps in mind the big picture of our Christian lives here in this fallen world.
    My personal favorite section was the first section, which focuses upon the pilgrim’s journey from a Biblical theology perspective. However, all of the book is useful and encouraging for the believer.

    I would encourage all believers to pick up a copy of this book, read it, and seek to live as faithful pilgrims in this world, looking to the world to come.

  2. @diveindigdeep

    Where can we find rest in this world? In This World is Not My Home, Mark G. Johnston writes reflections for pilgrims on the way. With 30 chapters at just around 170 pages, Johnston presents a compelling book calling all Christians to embrace their identity as pilgrims in this world.

    Jesus was Homeless

    The book is divided into 5 sections: (1) From Eden to the New Jerusalem, (2) Christ the Pioneer and Perfecter of Our Salvation, (3) The Church: God’s Pilgrim People, (4) Living the Pilgrim Life, and (5) Rejoicing in Hope and Heading for Home. The chapters are short and I savored every word.

    I was most moved in Chapter 4, where Johnston explains the fact that Jesus was a homeless man. With biblical insight, he paints a vivid picture of our Savior. I was humbled to hear of what Jesus endured so that we could find our rest in him. Johnston is clear and concise with his words, but they do not read as clinical. He writes with pastoral warmth and wisdom, helping you find your home in Heaven.

    Glimpse the Gospel from Heaven

    This book was especially fitting for me to read during the Advent season. In Chapter 7, Johnston studies the word kenosis and how Jesus emptied himself. This includes any notion of privilege or status. He remained humble, and I am left with nothing but a heart of gratitude to my Lord.

    Biblical and devotional, this is a rich and rewarding read. You will get a glimpse of the gospel from the vantage point of Heaven. You will see Jesus as a wanderer but also as the Way. And you will bow down in worship, waiting in anticipation for the Kingdom of God to fully come.

    I received a media copy of This World is Not My Home and this is my honest review.

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