"For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come." (Hebrews 13:14)
Have you ever noticed how idealistic children are? Every baby that's ever been born intrinsically believes that they have inherited a brilliant world full of romance, adventure and opportunity. They are innocent. They are naive. Because of course, as they grow up, they discover the world isn't like that all. They realise it has things in it like corruption, lies, war, terrorism, heartache and death. And as they encounter these evils, they begin to be wounded by them, leaving them increasingly cynical and frustrated.
In short, as we grow up, we will all find ourselves having to adapt to a world that none of us expected or wanted. But this is strange: Why do kids inherently believe the world is better than it really is? Why do they think it's all going to be utterly brilliant? Who told them this? And why is there such a big gap between the world we expect and the world that really exists? And what if this strange phenomenon tells us that we were actually made for another world...? In this book we explore how we are in fact, born hardwired for the world God originally intended for us, not the world sin has made. We discover that we're now exiles here on a fallen planet, and that we must journey through life to reach our true home. We examine seven key stages of that journey, from birth to death, discovering what it means to keep our hearts alive, full of faith, hope and love, and what it will be like on the day we finally make our way home.