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Seeing Through Heaven’s Eyes by Leif Hetland

A book review

Seeing Through Heaven’s Eyes by Norway’s Leif Hetland is written for Christians needing encouragement. It is for all who believe in grace but need reminding not to fall into legalism or to turn away, and especially for those tempted to be angry with God.

Leif Hetland came back from a Prodigal lifestyle, was baptised in the Spirit, went to Bible college and became a church leader. But in doing so he felt he became like the Prodigal’s elder brother. Years later he received the revelation of God’s love, which Seeing Through Heaven’s Eyes is all about. It changed the way he saw God, himself, others and the future. For example, Leif sees heaven’s culture as the dance of the Trinity which we are invited to join. And he doesn’t deny that the world will get worse but he still sees the present reality of God’s Kingdom increasing until paradise is fully restored.

He’s suffered serious injuries and illnesses along the way and trusted God through them all. In fact Leif has continued with a passion to reach out to others including Islamic leaders. When things are painful he recognises that you may need to go through a process of isolation before coming out the other side. If you let him, God’s Spirit will guide you and bring you out of your cocoon as a beautiful butterfly.

Leif Hetland is a charismatic preacher. He hears God’s voice and prays for the sick. He takes Genesis and Revelation more literally than I would but is not tied to one Bible translation. His writing is motivational but not sentimental or prone to hype. His masterly story-telling will touch something deep within, leaving a warm glow that draws you to trust in God. You might not learn anything new intellectually from Seeing Through Heaven’s Eyes but you’ll be encouraged to hold on to God with all your heart.

9/10

Thanks to Mike Morrell of the SpeakEasy Network for sending me this book to review free of charge.

Related posts:
Chrysalis by Rob McAlpine also uses the metaphor of a cocoon.
7 charismissional links – includes a link to a book about the ‘dance of the Trinity’.
Is the Bible the Word of God? for some of my ramblings related to taking the Bible literally.

October 13, 2011 at 6:00 pm
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