The clear azure sky was dotted with billowing clouds, majestic mountains rose above the horizon. The sun set dramatically beyond ocean waves while dolphins danced across the water. God saw these things, and called them good. Then a snake spoke, a fruit core dropped to the ground. and we've been getting farther and farther from Eden ever since.
Today smog hugs city air. Children go to bed hungry. Work is unfulfilling, rest is elusive, play is costly. Overwhelmed, many Christians have turned their eyes heavenward, waiting for God to destroy everything and start over. But Paul Marshall asserts that God is not seeking to destroy the earth, he plans to restore it to all its original splendor. 'Heaven is not my home' shows us how the redemption of all things should shape the way we look at every aspect of our lives.Everything is invested in eternal significance.
'With a Bible in his hand, clarity in his mind and gaiety in his heart, the former shoolmate of half the Beatles leads his readers into celebrating with him all the goodness that breaks through all the badness and madness of life in God's world today. His book is provocative (look at its title), evocative (perky wit and breathtaking beauty rub shoulders) and instruction on sin, grace, work, play, rest, style, idolatry, technology, and much else; I guarantee that many weary souls will find it wonderfully restorative.' (JI Packer)