I'd just spent a couple of hours in a particularly discouraging meeting, and when I checked my e-mail afterward a bit of providential encouragement was waiting. My friend Diana Moore, whose husband Pete was a mentor of mine back in Houston, finished Rethinking Worldview and reported that not only had she enjoy it, but she'd made use of it in her counseling work, too. She granted permission for me to share this quote:
"As a Biblical Counselor, I spend much time working with discouraged people. In the past two weeks, I have read your last chapter to most of my adult clients. Without exception, their hearts have been lifted by being exposed to the scene in heaven that caused them to once again be awe-struck with their Savior. You put the information together so beautifully. The connection to 'on earth as it is in heaven' has literally given hope to many over these weeks." -- Diana J. Moore, Biblical Counselor
It's always a pleasure to hear from readers, but I take particular joy in having given back to someone who did so much to help form my own perspective. Thanks, Diana! God has once again used you to say the right thing at the right time.
The scene in heaven Diana refers to is found in Revelation 4 and 5, which I write about in the book's final pages. If it's permissible to have a "favorite" passage in the Bible, this would be mine. It's where the new song, my favorite song, is sung:
“Worthy are you to take the scrollIt's hard be anything but awestruck with such music in the air.
and to open its seals,
for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God
from every tribe and language and people and nation,
and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God,
and they shall reign on the earth.”