God’s Favorite Place on Earth

Frank Viola is a non-Catholic Christian who’s main mission is to draw people to encounter Christ in simplicity and honesty. His latest book is titled God’s Favorite Place on Earth.

The premise of the book is simple and Bible based. Frank observes that when Jesus was on the earth, He was rejected everywhere He went . . . from Bethlehem, to Nazareth, to Jerusalem. The only exception was the little village of Bethany. So he tells the story of Lazarus, who was raised from the dead, and is now ready to die. He recounts the story of Jesus’ interactions with him and his sisters–Martha, and Mary. God’s Favorite Place on Earth blends drama, devotion, biblical narrative, and first-century history to create a moving and thought provoking book.

Here’s what I’ve written about the book:

“The heart of the Christian faith is not simply allegiance to a book or obedience to a set of rules. Instead it is a profound transaction with Jesus Christ. Frank Viola re-tells the tale of two sisters and a brother who encounter Christ within both their ordinary existence in a small village, and their human drama of suffering, life and death. With the skill of a compassionate preacher and skillful teacher, Viola draws from the story of Mary, Martha and Lazarus lessons from life that will lead the reader to his own life-changing encounter with the King of Kings—Christ the Lord.”

Go to GodsFavoritePlace.com to claim your 25 FREE GIFTS, read a Sampler of the book, and watch the gripping video trailer.


  • Heloise1

    This sounds like a lovely gift. Thank you for drawing my attention to this book.

  • Al Bergstrazer

    “Pagan Christianity” has pretty much put me off of the collective works of Mr.
    Viola. In this self-serving pseudohistorical apologetic for house
    churches (or as they refer to them “organic churches”) he and George Barna
    state that they are convinced that all Christianity from the 2nd century on has
    been wrong, unbiblical and harmful to the gospel. In other words, what we have now is a church that does not resemble what Jesus intended. The
    authors argue that there should be no order of worship, no routine, and no
    liturgy at all. And don’t get me started on the nonsense they speak about
    preaching. They compare and contrast liturgies of differing denominations to show (in their opinion) that all liturgies are unbiblical. It is the typical “me and Jesus” anti -Catholic/Lutheran/Orthodox/tradition pseudo-scholarship that fills the shelves of Christian bookstores around the country. I’m sure his current book is well written, but I would read it with the understanding that there is an agenda behind it that does not fit with Catholicism, or any other body of believers that respects the history of the church. In a typical display of postmodern American arrogance they presume to deconstruct 1800 plus years of history and then allow all what’s left to put itself together all by itself. Eschewing the called and ordained shepherds of the flock the sheep are expected to lead and feed themselves with a little outside help from books-presumably written by Mr.’s Viola and Barna.


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