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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frank Viola Narrator: Tom Parks Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2013 ISBN: 9781480553439
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is a masterfully engaging book that distills the vision of the Christian life into one focused quest: to be God’s favorite place on earth today. I recommend this little volume to all Christians and Christian leaders.”

    Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker

  • “In Frank Viola’s hands, the story of Lazarus—like Lazarus himself—once again comes to life. In a world where hope is battered and life can so easily beat down the human spirit, we are reminded once more of the possibility of becoming a host of life.”

    John Ortberg, pastor and author of Who Is This Man?

  • “Combining masterful storytelling, historical knowledge, biblical insight, and practical wisdom, Frank artfully uses the Gospels’ depiction of Lazarus and the small town of Bethany to lay out a beautiful and compelling vision of a God who longs to make every human heart and every church ‘his favorite place.’ This is a beautifully written, timely, prophetic work all would benefit from reading!”

    Greg Boyd, pastor and author of Benefit of the Doubt

  • God’s Favorite Place on Earth realigned my heart toward Jesus and his mysterious, confounding, surprising, beautiful ways. It’s not often I learn something new when reading a book, but Frank Viola’s sharp storytelling and insightful interpretation made me hunger for more of the real Jesus.”

    Mary DeMuth, author of Everything: What You Give

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About the Author
Author Frank Viola

Frank Viola is a bestselling author and popular conference speaker. He writes and speaks on the uniqueness, beauty, and supremacy of Jesus Christ, the deeper Christian life, and the changing shape of Christianity today. His blog, Beyond Evangelical, is one of the most popular Christian blogs today. He has written for or contributed interviews to many popular publications, including Time, Christianity Today, Charisma, Ministry Today, Relevant, and CBN.

About the Narrator

Tom Parks is an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator who has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, in 2010 and 2013. He has been involved in recording audiobooks and voice-overs for over thirty years and through an eclectic range of projects. In addition to performing and directing, he is also an active musician, drumming in musical theater productions in the Midwest, and is in demand as a conference speaker.