If ever there was a work in progress, it is us. As prime characters in God's magnum opus, we should be living as if we know the glorious ending ... because we do-it's already been written by His firstborn Son. It is a story in which every Christian has been given an important role. Yet we've so forgotten who we are that we've lost sight of our amazing destiny and wandered into all kinds of self-defeating problems. We're Cinderella with amnesia, Frodo with cataracts, Robinson Crusoe with ADD-not realizing that sometimes in life, the difficulties we encounter are God's way of calling attention to the areas where we're broken and don't know it. Fortunately, our loving God cares enough to refuse to leave us that way, as music artist Steven. Curtis Chapman has been singing in his chart-topping song, "All Things New," and as he and Pastor Scotty Smith have been discovering for themselves. In this book, Smith and Chapman reveal both the awe-inspiring grandeur and the practical implications of Jesus' commitment to redeem all things and the part we are to play with Him in that process. Though we humans have a long history of hypocrisy and inconsistency, the Bible chronicles God's non-spin story of selfish, broken people being made new by Jesus. So new that someday we will never have to forgive, or be forgiven again ... never be bored with anyone, or bore anyone ... never be disappointed with a relationship, or cause disappointment ... never be hurt by anyone, or cause hurt. Book jacket.