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"As the pastor prayed at the memorial service, I asked myself, 'Is my life so comfortable, my table so bountiful, the world God gave us so beautiful, the education so attainable, the godly examples so available, that there is no longing for anything better? Have I lost sight of those sparks that ignite at the time of a homegoing, when time and eternity come so close? Or am I, with Abraham, "looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God" (Hebrews 11:10)?'
"Heaven is magificent beyond our comprehension and more satisfying than anything we have ever known. And it has been prepared for those of us who believe our risen Lord has provided the way for us to live eternally with Him."
-JoNancy Linn Sundberg from the Preface
Read this encouraging book and find "increased passion for God's eternal glory."
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Howard Books
Publication Date: 2007
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)|
Heaven is referred to by different names: paradise, eternity, the afterlife, the new Jerusalem, resurrection. Throughout the ages Christians have wondered about it, longed for it, inquired into it, meditated on it, preached about it, and written about it in poems and songs. Some of these "wonderings" are gathered in this remarkable collection of varied passages from Christians across the centuries and from all walks of life. Brief biographies of the contributors are also included, making this book a rich resource. After reading A Glimpse of Heaven, you will yearn for the blessings of heaven.
"Not even the most learned philosopher or theologian knows what it is going to be like. But there is one thing which the simplest Christian knows -- it is going to be all right. Somewhere, somewhen, somehow we who are worshiping God here will wake up to see Him as He is, and face to face."
-- John Baillie (1886-1960)
"What a pleasure is there in the heavenly kingdom, without fear of death; and how lofty and perpetual a happiness with eternity of living!"
-- Cyprian (200-258)
"The death incident is merely a passage from earth life, from the womb that has contained you until now, into the marvelous newness of heaven life."
-- Joseph Bayly, Heaven, 1977
The Bible may only give us glimpses into eternity, but we can be sure of one thing: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him" (1 Corinthians 2:9). From the literary and poetic to the humorous and scholarly, these classic and contemporary reflections offer a glorious wide-angled view of heaven -- full of insight, truth, hope, worship, and utter anticipation! This book will focus on the hope of every believer and will comfort every heart.
Author: JoNancy Linn Sundberg
Located in: Hot Springs Village, AR
Submitted: April 23, 2013
Tell us a little about yourself. I am what some might call an elderly widow - which makes the prospect of Heaven very appealing. So many loved ones are already there!
What was your motivation behind this project? I was motivated to learn more about Heaven myself through the writings of contemporary authors and convey that information to others.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? I pray that readers will be as excited about eternity with their Savior as I am!
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? God gave me a greater appreciation for the 'place He has gone to prepare for us.'
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Since this book is a compilation, it was research-oriented. In the process of the research, I was impacted/inspired by MANY authors!
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: Revel in what awaits us!