Erin Healy: What Does Eternal Life Really Mean?
(January 19, 2011)
In Erin Healy’s The Promises She Keeps (Thomas Nelson), Promise is a talented young vocalist whose destiny is to die young because of a terminal disease. Meanwhile, an aging art collector and witch named Porta is searching for the proverbial Fountain of Youth. Things get even stranger when Promise survives a series of freak accidents—and Porta believes that Promise is the person she’s been searching for all along. “For both Christians and non-Christians, our pursuit of everlasting significance often leads to destructive ends,” Erin says. “The apostle Paul said love is one of only three things that will last forever, and that it’s most important. What would our lives look like if we set our sights on eternal love rather than on eternal life? I love the possibilities.”