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Book Three | Abide

Book Three | Abide from my free spoken word project, The Eternal Saga of the Saints, is releasing today, 4.8.14, at QuinaisHidden.com. Feel free to share this graphic & info. 😀 Huge thanks once again to Jon Doulos (Jondoulos.com) for the Book Three | Abide cover art!

About Book Three | Abide

Abide (verb) – 
In reference to time: to continue to be, not to perish, to last, endure
In reference to place: not to depart; to continue to be present; to be held, kept, continually
In reference to state or condition: to remain as one, not to become another or different

“Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.” 
Psalm 125:1

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.”
John 15:4

“And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.'”
Revelation 21:3

Book Three | Abide emphasizes the hope of eternal joy in God’s presence after sojourning through the temptations and trials of this life. The promise of abiding forever with God is what makes the saint’s saga eternal (John 14:2-3). And the command to abide in God’s Word and in God’s love is the saint’s duty of delight in the saga (John 15:1-11). God initiated the saint’s saga (Book One | Embark); God guided the saint’s sojourning (Book Two | Sojourn); and God transitions the saint from sorrowful, yet joyful sojourning to perfectly blissful homecoming at the saint’s death, and ultimately in The New Heaven and The New Earth (Book Three | Abide).

The content of Book Three | Abide closely follows the apostle Peter’s encouragement in 1 Peter 5:10-11: “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.”  So you’ll hear the saint’s fight to daily believe and savor the gospel of grace, the value of the saint’s suffering, and the eternal weight of glory being prepared for the saint. You’ll hear features from Joe Solomon from chasegod.tv, Ameen of HGA, and of course, Mari Conigliaro on the strings. You’ll also hear sounds from Ólafur Arnalds, Loud Harp, and The Ember Days.

If you haven’t already, listen to the saga by downloading Book One | Embark (released 2.4.14) andBook Two | Sojourn (released 3.4.14) from The Eternal Saga of the Saints at QuinaisHidden.comor quinap.bandcamp.com.

You can embark, sojourn, & abide with me at QuinaisHidden.com 🙂
Quina Aragon

Quina Aragon

Quina Aragon's articles, poems, and spoken word videos have been featured on The Gospel Coalition, Risen Motherhood, Journey Women, Fathom Mag, and The Witness: BCC. She resides in Tampa, FL with her husband Jon and beautiful, three-year-old daughter. Quina's first children's book, Love Made, is a poetic retelling of the creation story that highlights God as the Trinity, humans as His image bearers, and children as a delightful gift.

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