Eternity Changes Everything Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  February 24, 2014
Eternity Changes Everything: How To Live Now in the Light of Your Future Book Cover Eternity Changes Everything: How To Live Now in the Light of Your Future
Stephen Witmer
The Good Book Company
February 1, 2014

Our view of the future affects how we feel and act in the present. Stephen Witmer excites us about where the world is heading, gives certainty about where we as individuals are heading, and thrills us about how eternity really does change everything in our daily lives.

If you are worried about your future… or if your future doesn't seem to make any difference to your now… or if you simply want to get more excited about where you will spend eternity… read this book!

This week the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for Eternity Changes Everything: How To Live Now in the Light of Your Future (The Good Book Company, 2014). Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“Those who far too often find themselves burdened by the present and who may have taken their eyes off the certainty of the future, will find Witmer’s book to be a needed set of corrective lenses that will refocus life from the doldrums of the present to the glorious reality of the eternal. When our mindset is focused on the eternal, we will in turn live the present life knowing our future is set. Having that understanding will keep us directed on the proper heading set by God. The restless patience that should be part of our lives will motivate us to “show and share the gospel” because “If you’re restlessly patient, it’s going to come out somehow!””
Reviewer: Michael Boling (
Rating: 4 Stars

“Basically we live either in the past, in the present, or we are looking toward the future.  We must keep that in mind as we live the life we live here on earth. Mr. Witmer has done a great job with these questions and how to think about our future, and what to prepare for.”
Reviewer: MaryAnn Bell (
Rating: 4 Stars

“I had a hard time putting it down because I was drawn to every word and enjoyed reading every page. I truly want to thank this author for writing such a great book about the new creation because I know it will give a lot of readers a new perspective in regards to their own life and how to have a more optimistic outlook on the future and be more certain about their eternal life with God.”
Reviewer: Charolette Ragsdale (
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book doesn’t just raise our expectations in seeing the new heaven and earth as a certain reality to look forward to, it also challenges as to how that truth impacts our lives in the here and now. This is not a book full of theory, but one of practicality – our lives are meant to be impacted.”
Reviewer: Mandy Johnson (
Rating: 5 Stars

“If you are a believer who longs for eternity, then this book will encourage you to endure. If you are a believer who does not think much about eternity, then this book will encourage you to see you are here to prepare for eternity.”
Reviewer: Zach Kendrick (
Rating:4 Stars

“The certainty of our future should not cause a disconnect from the present world, but rather a striving towards a goal as we see in the apostle Paul. I was blessed by this book as it gives the reader a glimpse of our future and guides us how to live in the present.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker (
Rating: 4 Stars

“While the book is brief, there is much good information for the reader to consider and be reminded that this earth is not all there is! Recommended.”
Reviewer: Michael Taylor (
Rating: 4 Stars

“Witmer coins an intriguing phrase in this book: restless patience. It’s a paradoxical combination of terms that may not make much sense to us until we have finished the second half of his book. But ask yourself these questions. When is restlessness a good trait? How much patience is the right amount and when is it alright to be impatient? I won’t spoil the idea by telling you more, but I can tell you that this concept has already fixed itself in my mind’s eye through the use of illustration and will stay with me a long time. It has set me thinking about my motivations for the things I do right now and will do in the months to come. That’s a sign of a great book.”
Reviewer: Beverly Terry (
Rating: 4 Stars

“It’s a deeper read; mostly because of how it has caused me to begin looking at things… What does eternity mean for us when we look at the things we say and do today? Let us consider, seriously and like with “eternity on my eyes” as Jonathon Edwards has said.”
Reviewer: Jennifer King (
Rating: 4 Stars

“Stephen gives us practical ways we can live in this world while preparing for our eternal world and life with our Heavenly Father.”
Reviewer: Catherine Daugherty (
Rating: 4 Stars

“I would be happy and eager to give this book to anyone in order to help them understand how their view of their eternal future should shape how they live their lives in the present.”
Reviewer: Zack Ford (
Rating: 4 Stars

“So many people either don’t see what relevance eternity has to the here and now (beyond making sure we’ve done what we need to do to get there), secretly think it sounds boring, and/or feel uncertain, so try not to think about it. Eternity Changes Everything addresses all of this and more! It’s a quick, but encouraging read. I love how the author was able to put into words things that I “knew” but couldn’t really express well. His illustrations and explanations are phenomenal!”
Reviewer: Kara Haschke (
Rating: 5 Stars

“Eternity is going to be great, and this well written, enjoyable book brings that home with clarity and a sense of awe that makes me excited for what is to come.”
Reviewer: Jon Roberts (
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a book intended to help Christians recognize the reality of their future hope and see how this hope should shape and change their lives now.”
Reviewer: Scott Slayton (
Rating: 4 Stars

“I enjoyed Dr. Witmer’s writing style. He writes in a personal manner that seems like he is sitting in a coffee shop with you or in your  family room for some evening conversation. This book is very readable and written for a reader at any level of faith.”
Reviewer: Mike Tiede (
Rating: 4 Stars

“The hope Stephen provides is reassuring to believers facing the throes of illness, suffering, and the consequences of sin.  This is no book that recounts the angelic harp vision of heaven that some people speak about, but a real down to earth vision of eternity and how God will dwell with men.  You will be encouraged and refreshed as you read this wonderful book.”
Reviewer: Spencer Cummins (
Rating: 4 Stars

“Simple illustrations taken from everyday life. Depending on solid theology without the need to flash it around like a new engagement ring. It’s the kind of book pastors would choose for a book of the month in church or that richer pastors would have a little stock of to give away during the morning service.”
Reviewer: Alan Davey (
Rating: 5 Stars

All Christians need to read and study this book, so they can understand what they should be doing in the days ahead.
Reviewer: Rani Grant (
Rating: 4 Stars

“The way Witmer writes is so casual and easy to read. He made me want to keep reading. He doesn’t just touch on the greatness of heaven. Lots of authors do that. Witmer actually has parts of this book that would serve well for a nonbeliever to read. He backs up his belief of heaven. Heaven is our goal. Our attainable goal. The goal that we should long for and look forward to, and literally be excited about. You can feel Witmer’s passion and it’s contagious.”
Reviewer: Amanda Talbert (
Rating: 4 Stars

“The wonders and concepts of eternity are broken-down by way of clear illustration so that the reader can gain an appreciation of eternity while still keeping their feet on the ground. This, in my opinion is what is needed when studying eternity.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc (
Rating: 5 Stars

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