He was rejected everywhere He went. There was only one exception … a little village called Bethany. What does God really want from you?
Christians face profound challenges today, including doubt, discouragement, fear, guilt, rejection, materialism, and spiritual apathy. God’s people are also seeking an answer to a piercing question: what does God want from me, exactly? In God’s Favorite Place on Earth, Frank Viola answers all of these challenges with seminal insight. Here is a brilliant retelling of Jesus’ many visits to the village of Bethany and the touching message that it holds for us today. Viola presents this beautifully crafted narrative from the viewpoint of Lazarus, who lived in Bethany with his two sisters, Martha and Mary. The curtain opens with Lazarus, who is now ready to die, telling the incomparable story of Jesus’ interactions with him, Martha, and Mary.
God’s Favorite Place on Earth blends story and teaching, bringing the gospel narratives to life. Within each narrative, the common struggles Christians face are addressed and answered. Masterfully told and profoundly moving, God’s Favorite Place on Earth will captivate your heart with its beauty, charm, and depth. You will discover how to live as a “Bethany” in our world today, being set free to love, follow, and embrace Jesus like never before.