How might life look if we lived as though eternity is now? Many of us have fallen into a trap, thinking that God and His kingdom are “up there somewhere” as if He and His dwelling place are distant in reach and in time. But, Jesus came teaching a very different reality.
To every physical aspect of creation, there is a spiritual counterpart. When God created the world, He called it very good. He declared it to be sacred by placing His own image in the world through humanity. He charged humanity to fill the earth, to take dominion, to declare who God is. So, the here and now, this present reality…this is sacred. The tangible is not evil; it is a gift from God. And yet, it’s not the end all be all. It is just the beginning, a glimpse, a shadow of the greater reality.
Here we live in the sacred shadow, but one day, when we pass through the veil of perception which blurs our present reality, when we step over the thread of time which is a boundary for now, but won’t be a boundary forever and certainly isn’t a boundary for God, we will step out of the sacred shadow and into the sacred substance.
In Courtney Cohen’s latest book, The Sacred Shadow, explore what reality truly is, encounter the near presence of God, challenge your perception of eternity, and discover the sacredness that exists now during our brief time spent in this shadow-land.
What Leaders Are Saying About The Sacred Shadow…
“The Sacred Shadow is the perfect book to read when trying to make sense of the world we live in. It invites us to discover and understand that eternity is our real home, and we are just passing through earth, pilgrims headed to our glorious promised land. I urge you to read on. And, if you’re like me and you get excited at the thought of the supernatural heaven, the spirit world, and holy mysteries being revealed, you will likely call The Sacred Shadow one of your favorites.”
International Worship Leader & Award-Winning Artist
Author of Prodigal Heart
“How does an infinite God go about communicating eternal spiritual Truth to the limited hearts and minds of the people He loves? How does a wise father teach young children his ways? In The Sacred Shadow, Courtney Cohen has put her finger on the method of God: hiding every secret and each mystery like Easter Eggs in tufts of grass – barely hidden in the shadows, where they can be found by those who seek them. Every shadow is cast by a great light shining upon a solid reality, and Cohen insightfully redirects our eyes from each shadow to the solid Truth it represents – and to the Great Light that shines behind each of them. Prepare yourself to gather treasures, because Cohen is leading us on the hunt, and there is wisdom to share for those who seek it.”
Worship Pastor, Gateway Church
Author of How to Worship a King
“In The Sacred Shadow, Courtney Cohen pulls back the veil and the limitations of our natural senses to reveal Christ in our daily life. Have you ever heard the saying, “Everything speaks”? Everything we see, hear, and experience points to a deeper truth – a deeper revelation of reality. Yet we often miss or misunderstand the shadows right in front of our face. If you’ve found yourself disconnected, uncertain, or even just longing for a deeper spiritual revelation of who Christ is and who you are in Him, this book is for you.”
Equip Pastor, Gateway Church
Author of Women at War & Founder of Brave Strong Girl
“In her book, The Sacred Shadow, Courtney Cohen correctly points out how modern science was taken over by an atheistic worldview. Thankfully, she explains that true science is “no enemy of God” and that real science is “the process of discovering God’s creation.” Her perspective is fresh and truthful. This book is a wonderful read that will guide you on a spiritual journey of discovery from the first sin of Adam to God’s redemptive plan for each of our lives. And it all focuses on the Light of Christ as our sole source of salvation.”
Geologist with the Institute for Creation Research
Author of Dinosaurs: Marvels of God’s Design