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Overview Blending pastoral warmth, philosophical depth, storytelling skill, and literary craft, Mark Buchanan encourages Christians to make heaven, literally, our "fixation" -- filling our vision, gripping our heart, and anchoring our hope. Only then, says Buchanan, can we become truly fearless on this earth, free from the fear of losing our life, property, status, title, or comfort; free from the threat of tyrants, the power of armies, and the day of trouble. Buchanan reawakens the instinctive yearning for things above, showing that only the heavenly minded are of much earthly good.
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More About Mark Buchanan
Mark Buchanan is a pastor and freelance writer/editor who lives with his wife, Cheryl, and three children on the west coast of Canada. Educated at the University of British Columbia and Regent University, he has been published in numerous periodicals, including Christianity Today and Books and Culture.
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An inspirational treasure Sep 1, 2008
I am reading Things Unseen for the 3rd time now. I expect it won't be the last time. This book is a work of art & I am shocked to learn it is out of print. It is readable for people of all ages and capacities. If you want to rejuvenate your view of the purpose and meaning of your life, start right here. You won't be able to put it down. If this book were written by a more well known author it would be in every church library and Buchanan would be a millionaire.
One of the most moving books I've read Mar 12, 2008
Things Unseen is a book not about heaven itself, the author tells us, but about "heavenly-mindedness." He observes that this world is not enough for us. He writes about feelings that are both "laughter and mourning, spring and winter, homecoming and exile," longings that are really homesickness for heaven. He points out that we're all dying, and that we'd best all look up. This is not the only Mark Buchanan book I've thoroughly enjoyed, but it's probably my favorite. He really gets it.
Excellent book on Eternity May 7, 2007
Mark Buchanan's perspective on eternity is sound, biblical and very refreshing. I enjoyed the mixture of human-interest stories, his own life experiences, and his consistent and strong use of God's Word. I really enjoyed it and recommend it highly.
Everyone should read this book... Mar 7, 2007
Christian or not, everyone should read it. It is such an incredibly soul stirring read.. and if you are a Christian, it will fill you with a warmth and understanding and a new appreciation for that feeling and "groaning" that Mark Buchanan refers to. This is a book I have read several times... and each time it is like a soothing balm. It clarified for me what it means to be "Heaven-bent". What an awesomely inspired book. :)
I also meant to add that I find it interesting that several people who reviewed this book, including myself, had it on the shelf for some time before reading it. God's timing perhaps? ;)
Thank you, Mr. Buchanan, for this book. Feb 22, 2007
Thank you, Mr. Buchanan. This book has been a real blessing to me and made me think after reading parts of it, long into the next week and thereafter. You truly have a gift. I hope to see much more from you.