The Bible calls Jerusalem God’s own city. It is the place where heaven and earth meet. This book not only covers the exciting history of Jerusalem all the way back to the Garden of Eden. Most of all, The Joy of the Whole Earth points forward to the magnificent future of Jerusalem, the city that will one day shine with the glory of God, as the capital of the world.
Jerusalem has been coveted by practically every world power throughout history. Lars Enarson explains why this unique city is the center of the universe, and why every square inch of it will remain the focus of international conflict to the very end.
The famous promise of hope for mankind was originally proclaimed in Jerusalem,“They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.”-Isaiah 2:4
The United Nations Headquarters in New York City claim this promise, but it is only from Jerusalem that it will be realized. Ironically, peace seems more elusive here than anywhere, but Jerusalem is the only city that holds the key to peace on earth.
In this highly current and significant book, Lars Enarson challenges conventional paradigms, and shifts the focal point of Christian thinking for anyone willing to be confronted by the message of the Bible. Explore Jerusalem’s history and destiny, from Eden, to Golgotha, to Paradise!