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Setting the Stage for Eternity
by Harlan Betz

A study of the judgment seat of Christ and its impact on a believer in this life and in the life to come.


“Here’s a book that will clarify a lot of confusion. A must read!”
Dr. Gene A. Getz, Ph.D., President, Center for Church Renewal, Author of The Measure of a Man and others. 

“In this comprehensive work on believers’ rewards, Dr. Betz lays bare the sobering truth that in this life we are to weave the threads of time into the loom of eternity. Or to change the figure, when we get to heaven, all our cups will be full—but we will have different size cups! Where, when, and by whom this will be determined is the subject of this book.”
Dr. Norman L. Geisler, Ph.D. , President and Dean, Southern Evangelical Seminary Author of I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist  and 60 others.

“Here is a book that represents a lifetime of study on an altogether neglected subject: the judgment seat of Christ and the Christian’s rewards. Simply written, well illustrated, and definite in its conclusions, any person will enjoy reading this book and will probably be convicted at the same time.”
 Dr. Stanley D. Toussaint, Th.D., Senior Professor Emeritus of Bible Exposition ,Dallas Theological Seminary, Author of Behold the King

“Harlan Betz reminds me that I am in a race. Not the super-competitive rat race of American acquisition and performance, but a race to invest my time and talents in opportunities for meaning and glory before the clock runs out. And he makes me want to win! With deeply biblical straight-talk, Betz ‘Sets the Stage for Eternity’ explaining the crowns and commendations, the overcoming and understanding of how it can be such a joy to become the person God longs for us to be. He helps us imagine the eternal rewards and deficits that flow from today’s choices in a way that torches our desire for Christ’s glory, not our own.”

Lael Arrington, Author of Godsight: Renewing the Eyes of Our Hearts , Broadcast co-host: The Things That Matter Most

“Harlan Betz has spent many years studying the divine revelation of the judgment seat of Christ in Scripture. This book is the fruit of that study and is one of the most thorough and biblical expositions of that subject available.”
Dr. Thomas L. Constable, Th.D., Professor of Bible Exposition, Dallas Theological Seminary, Author of The Bible Commentary at

“This volume is an extremely valuable contribution to the often neglected, but important, biblical doctrine of rewards.”
Zane Hodges, President,  Kerugma, Inc., Author of The Hungry Inherit and others.

Setting the Stage for Eternity is ‘must reading’ for everyone who longs to reach their God-designed potential. Harlan Betz provides biblical insight into what the coming kingdom of Christ will be like, how to get there, and how to glorify God in this life and throughout eternity. This book includes Basic Truths for those who long to know Christ and Ranger Training for those who long to reign with Christ. Anyone who reads this book will be inspired and challenged. Setting the Stage for Eternity is a life-changing book! I whole-heartedly endorse this book.”
Dr. Earl Radmacher, President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology Emeritus, Western Seminary, Author of The Disciplemaker

“Harlan’s thorough and biblical study will benefit many believers. He challenges your thinking and motivates your preparation so that when you stand before the Lord, He can say, ‘Well done thou good and faithful servant.’”
R. Larry Moyer, President and CEO, EvanTell Author of 31 Days with the Master Fisherman and others. 

“(Setting the Stage for Eternity) is challenging and inspirational. I appreciate (Betz’s) simple and clear presentation of the gospel. Regretfully, the gospel has become confused in many of our churches today.

Knowing and believing the gospel is just the beginning of a delightful journey to all who give their lives to serve our wonderful Lord! (Setting the Stage for Eternity) outlines this journey very well!”
Art Rorheim, Co-founder and President Emeritus, AWANA Clubs International

“Here is a book that every Christian should read thoughtfully. It lends itself to discussion and self-reflection and giving to others. In terms of vital information, it may be one of the most significant books a twenty-first century Christian reads.”
Dr. Howard Hendricks, Distinguished Professor and Chairman, Center for Christian Leadership Author of Living by the Book, Teaching to Change Lives, and others.