Mystery of the Kingdom of Heaven

Journey of a Promise Completed

Non-Fiction - Religion/Philosophy
162 Pages
Reviewed on 11/04/2022
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Reviewed by Essien Asian for Readers' Favorite

The life and times of one of the most famous individuals who walked the Earth are the inspiration behind Deborah Bouchard's new book, titled Mystery Of The Kingdom Of Heaven. Tales of the miracles Jesus carried out over the thirty-odd years he lived have grown into the stuff of legend. Walk with him as Deborah Bouchard presents the salvation story, from its celestial origins, spanning the fall and right up to the tasks and tribulations Jesus had to pass through before the prophecy foretold by the inspirational prophets such as Isaiah came to pass. All of this is from a distinctly unique viewpoint, that of Jesus, known to many as Christ.

Deborah Bouchard's philosophical account is quite impressive. Some people would love to get all this information that she conveys in her book but the thought of having to read through the entire Bible puts them off. What Deborah Bouchard does is take out the critical information and arrange it in such a manner that it is easy to read and understand. Her explanations are thorough and very well-detailed, leaving nothing important out and backing up her information with quotes from the Bible that serve as useful references for a reader. Each of the characters in her book is discussed in detail and the best part for me has to be her realistic presentation of the miracles. Mystery Of The Kingdom Of Heaven is a good book with a lot of educational information for the theologically inclined. Deborah Bouchard deserves all the credit for this impressive book.

Luwi Nyakansaila

Mystery of the Kingdom of Heaven: Journey of a Promise Completed by Deborah Bouchard is a modern-day retelling of the Bible. In the beginning, Adam and Eve are in the beautiful garden of Eden but they bring about the fall of man. Lucifer has stolen dominion from humans because of jealousy, and God sends Jesus to Earth to fulfill the plan of redemption. The story covers the life of Jesus from his birth to his death and resurrection. He healed the sick, told parables, and explained what the scriptures truly meant. Finally, Jesus completes his mission, and Satan has lost dominion over the world. The last chapter is about God welcoming His Son back into Heaven. They wait in paradise for those who will repent of their sins and receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

Deborah Bouchard is a fantastic writer, and she manages to keep your attention from start to finish. This is a beautifully written account of the life of Jesus. She made the story easy to understand and relatively modern. She explained the characters' feelings and thought processes, which is something that is rarely done in the Bible. The book has quotations from the Bible and the verses are well-placed throughout. Deborah did considerable research and did not stumble or lag at any point in this story. The narration flows perfectly because the chapters are connected effortlessly. I recommend this book to people who find it difficult to understand the Story of Redemption. The Mystery of the Kingdom of Heaven will help readers to comprehend the mission of Jesus on Earth.

Alma Boucher

Mystery of the Kingdom of Heaven by Deborah Bouchard explains the life of Jesus in depth. She highlights the keys that are a symbol of power and authority. We can use these in this world and the spiritual world. With these keys, we hold power and authority over Satan. The life of Jesus was a sacrifice that gave us these keys. We must have a close relationship with God if we want to be effective in the spiritual world. We cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven unless we are born again. We must understand that Jesus was sent to earth for us to experience and know that Jesus is the Son of God. When we accept Jesus, the Spirit of God will fill us and we will be children of God.

Mystery of the Kingdom of Heaven by Deborah Bouchard is straightforward and easy to read and understand. There were boxes of words and their definitions that explain them. In some of the boxes were keys that were given to us to use in our daily life. We can use these keys for a better understanding of the Word. Everything is explained so that everyone can understand. There was a lot of information but it was never too much to remember. With this knowledge, we are equipped to preach the Word of the Lord. We can explain the Word to others so that they can understand. The book is exceptionally written. I now have a better understanding of the life of Jesus.

Alex Ndirangu

One affirmation echoes in my ears as I gaze up at the night sky, which is magnificently decorated with stars and exudes majesty, amazement, and wonder: "God's love for mankind, and a glorious beginning." Therefore, how did humanity lose its elegance and innocence at birth? How is it conceivable that Lucifer's temptation and greed caused man to lose his divine status? God's acts could be erratic, but why would He decide to save a fallen world? Did He have a strategy to secure a better future, or was it simply the result of a father's unwavering love for his children? Deborah Bouchard transports us through time in Mystery of the Kingdom of Heaven in the most compelling narrative to answer these profound questions. The story follows Jesus as He embarks on a journey to restore humanity to their Father's grace. Through Jesus' unselfish sacrifice on the cross, humanity's fate is irrevocably changed, and all who seek Him and accept that Jesus died on the cross will have an intimate relationship with Him.

My first appreciation goes to Deborah Bouchard for having the guts to write on a widely preconceived concept while providing a unique perspective and a high level of inquiry. With exceptional skill, she mentally recreates antiquated images, inspiring the reader's imagination to visualize the successively taking place occurrences. This feature made it possible for me to engage actively with the text. Deborah's work was inspired by historical accuracy, which drives the narrative forward. It was impossible to read this work without being struck by the author's use of language. Her excellent word choice gave me a sense of anointing that I had never felt before. For example, when Jesus kept emphasizing to the crowd how crucial it is to trust God with everything and rely on Him for daily supply, I experienced an energizing release of stress from my conscience. I also appreciated how significant the dialogue was in this book. Deborah created realistic conversations about actual historical figures, incorporating fiction while staying true to the theme. This is a difficult task, and I believe she deserves to be recognized for it. My favorite part of the book was when Jesus told his mother how proud He was to call her his mother while tears streamed down his cheeks. This scene takes place just before Jesus turned and walked out the gate to begin the end. There was nothing I didn't like about Mystery of the Kingdom of Heaven. I believe it will be a treasure for young adults because of the insightful lessons taught by Jesus.

Jamie Michele

Mystery of the Kingdom of Heaven: Journey of a Promise Completed by Deborah Bouchard is a Christian non-fiction reference book with the intent of simplifying and streamlining the sacrifice of Jesus Christ in a way that is easy to follow and understand. Bouchard introduces readers to what she felt was her cross to bear, which is reaching out to those who have either been incorrectly taught or misunderstood the message of the Bible, or a combination of both. Bouchard then breaks down the Bible's messages so that readers can find greater, more accessible depth, and as a result, understand the true meaning. While much of the narrative is direct from scripture, Bouchard incorporates boxes that include definitions of words uncommon in today's lexicon, and provides the keys, both literally and figuratively, to follow the journey of Jesus's promise completed.

The premise that Deborah Bouchard is building in Mystery of the Kingdom of Heaven is admirable. There is a huge sector of Christian and potential Christian readers who do not understand how Jesus's journey applies to their everyday life, and how the promise that was made and fulfilled now hands the keys to them as the new caretakers of their journey in Christ. The biggest issue most readers have with the Bible is that while they may be able to read it, comprehension is completely out of reach. The Bible is a living document but it can feel archaic due to its wording. Asking what something means isn't difficult, but asking what a hundred different things mean can be. I love the concept of bridging this gap with scripture and a launchpad of what-is-what in the journey. I also found the keys to be wonderful. The only way to reach people is to reach out to them, and Bouchard has keys of her own to do exactly that. Highly recommended.