I would like to recommend an excellent book that I am presently reading called “Heaven is not my Home” by Paul Marshall. In his thought-provoking book, Marshall asserts that God is not seeking to destroy the earth, but to restore it to its original splendor. He shows us how the redemption of all things should shape the way we look at every aspect of our lives. He especially fleshes out some of the things I’ve talked about in regard to developing a healthy theology of play. (See “Christian Impact and Football” and “C.S. Lewis and a Theology of Christian Hope“). However, Marshall’s work goes much, much further. His fuller emphasis is focused on broader aspects of the Kingdom of God ‘yet to come’ and connecting those to the Kingdom of God that exists ‘right now’.
A few of the ideas that I found particularly helpful and provocative were expressed in the chapters that highlighted: Creation and Responsibility, the Wonder of Learning, the Perspective on Work, the Pleasures of Play, Imagination and the Arts, and Creativity and Technology. This book is an excellent read that gives a robust Biblical view of the earthiness and glory of the Kingdom of Christ, that encourages us to live in the ‘right now’, with a great hope and anticipation of the ‘yet to come’. You can order it today at the Sacrosanct Bookstore by Clicking Here!