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Author: Randy Alcorn --

For the North American Christian, the thought of being truly persecuted for one's faith, is such a foreign concept, that stories about suffering and dying for Jesus almost feel like fables. 

For the North American Christian, the thought of heaven as a real location is such a foreign concept, that stories about the glory and wonder of being with God in eternity feel like fables. 

Our world, of temporal pleasure, ease, success, power, and self absorption is reality. This was the world of Ben Fielding, until all that changed. A harmless business trip to China, and an opportunity to visit an old friend transform Ben’s life forever. What if the fable is a world of pleasure, ease, self absorption & success. What if the true reality is not the life that we know now, but the life to come? What if this reality is so important that people all over our world are willing to give up their families, their houses, their earthly dreams, their possessions and even their lives for this reality? Is there a greater reality out there then just what we can perceive with our senses? Is there more -- and is it really all that matters? 

This novel flips reality as we in the west know it. Heaven becomes real, so real in fact, that death and suffering are preferred than turning one's back on the reality of a true country, a true home, and a true king.