Retelling the Old, Old Story: A Review of "God's Favorite Place on Earth"

Lazarus understands why Bethany mattered to Jesus: it was "an oasis for Christ in a world hostile toward Him," a place where Jesus could rest, reflect, and find peace. (179) But for us, Bethany is a place of stories—stories retold, reconsidered, and reflected back upon our own stories. For taking us along on the journey to God's favorite place and introducing us in a new way to Jesus' favorite people, I am thankful for this book.

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3/31/2013 4:00:00 AM
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