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The Slumber of Christianity - Awakening a Passion for Heaven on Earth

Ted Dekker

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In his debut nonfiction work following a plethora of successful novels (White; Three), Dekker exhorts Christians to wake up and find genuine happiness in cultivating a deep desire for heaven. Although he argues that Christians should enjoy the pleasures of earth as a "foretaste" of heaven, he cautions that these pleasures should not be mistaken for the real thing. Relying heavily on C.S. Lewis and the Apostle Paul, he makes a case for hope as the "engine of life." Satan, he says, has redirected our obsession away from God and heaven by filling our minds with earthly things. With the relentless zeal of an evangelist, Dekker illustrates many of his points with excerpts from his novels and from scripture, but his thought flow is sometimes problematic. He offers three practical ideas for setting one's mind on heaven-meditations, readings and corporate exercises-but fails to satisfactorily flesh them out. Although Dekker clearly has a sincere passion for his topic, Mark Buchanan's "Things Unseen" and Arthur Roberts's "Exploring Heaven" are better choices to excite desire for the afterlife.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kelly Ryan Dolan

Length:

5h 48m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

03:47


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:50


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:42