Heaven on Earth: Capturing Jonathan Edwards's Vision of Living in Between
Buy Item $9.99 Retail: $12.99 Save 23% ($3.00)
In Stock
Stock No: WW47855
Crossway / 2006 / Paperback
Quantity:

Add To Cart


Add To Wishlist
Buy eBook Begin reading in seconds $7.99 eBook Details
Quantity:


Add To Cart


Wishlist

Heaven on Earth: Capturing Jonathan Edwards's Vision of Living in Between

Crossway / 2006 / Paperback

In Stock
Stock No: WW47855


  • Other Formats (2)
Other Formats (2)
Description
Availability
Price
Add
Include
  1. In Stock
    $7.99
    Retail: $9.99
    Add To Cart
    0
    $7.99
  2. In Stock
    $9.99
    Retail: $12.99
    Add To Cart
    $9.99

Product Description

Heaven isn't only about the future. It has everything to do with life on earth---life "in between." Jonathan Edwards understood this well. His writings are full of his thoughts on heaven and how those thoughts should make a difference in our lives.

This book focuses on key sermons by Edwards, showing readers how his insights can be applied to the challenges of living the Christian life in the twenty-first century. Edwards reminds us of our duty to live on earth in light of heaven and to endeavor to bring the realities and the beauty of heaven to earth---even if only in miniature. This book is for all believers wondering how to live on earth with a view of heaven, and those familiar with Edwards's works will have a special appreciation for this study.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Crossway
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1581347855
ISBN-13: 9781581347852

Related Products

  1. Martin Luther: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought
    Martin Luther: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought
    Stephen J. Nichols
    P & R Publishing / 2002 / Trade Paperback
    $11.49 Retail: $13.99 Save 18% ($2.50)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
  2. A God-Entranced Vision of All Things: The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards
    A God-Entranced Vision of All Things: The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards
    Crossway / 2004 / Trade Paperback
    $14.99 Retail: $19.99 Save 25% ($5.00)
  3. The Reformation: How a Monk and a Mallet Changed the World
    The Reformation: How a Monk and a Mallet Changed the World
    Stephen J. Nichols
    Crossway / 2007 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 25% ($4.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
  4. Pages from Church History: A Guided Tour of Christian Classics
    Pages from Church History: A Guided Tour of Christian Classics
    Stephen J. Nichols
    P & R Publishing / 2006 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 25% ($4.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews

Publisher's Description

Author Stephen J. Nichols shows how the insights of Jonathan Edwards can be applied to the challenges of living the Christian life today. Edwards reminds us of our duty to live on earth in light of heaven.

Author Bio

Stephen J. Nichols (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) serves as the president of Reformation Bible College and chief academic officer of Ligonier Ministries. He is an editor of the Theologians on the Christian Life series and also hosts the weekly podcast 5 Minutes in Church History.

ChristianBookPreviews.com

Author Stephen J. Nichols uses the teachings of America’s premier theologian, Jonathan Edwards, as the springboard for a discussion of how it is our duty as Christians “to live on earth in light of heaven.”
Nichols does an excellent job of showing a side of Jonathan Edwards that many might be surprised to see. Edwards is best known for what is considered by many to be the most famous sermon in the English language, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” If that was one’s only exposure to Edwards, one may walk away with the notion that Edwards was merely a “hellfire and brimstone” preacher. To have such an understanding of Edwards would be incomplete.
Although Edwards, in true Puritan form, was one not to back down from preaching on hell, he also had a passionate heart for heaven. Nichols does a great job in reminding us of this fact by highlighting in his book Edward’s teaching on living here with our eyes on heaven. Some Christians views the Christian life as simply a way to make life better here on earth. Others fall into the extreme of being “so heavenly minded, they are no earthly good.” Each extreme is out of balance. What Nichols does very well is help the twenty-first century Christian, by way of Edward’s teaching, be balanced in their view of heaven.
Nichols takes a special emphasis on Edward’s sermon “Heaven is a World of Love,” which is the final sermon in Edward’s classic series of sermons that many know as “Charity and its Fruits.” In fact, Nichols includes an abridged version of this sermon in the appendix. Great stuff.
At times, Nichols comments so much on Edward’s sermons, the reader (at least this reviewer) might be tempted to think, “Just let me read Edward’s sermon, already.” Of course, this may very well be Nichol’s intention. If so, then this isn’t a negative comment at all. Unfortunately, he only includes in this book the aforementioned “Heaven is a World of Love,” leaving the reader to have to dig up the other ones on his own. Again, this actually may be a good thing.
It is amazing how many of our Puritan forefathers have remained so timeless. Nichols once again reminds us of this very thing: that we don’t need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to learning just how we are to live here on earth with an eye toward heaven; all we have to do is the mine the depths of biblical insight of a man like Jonathan Edwards. Of course, Nichols does a nice job himself at contributing his own study on the subject juxtaposed to Edwards teaching. – Todd Burgett, Christian Book Previews.com

Product Reviews

3 Stars Out Of 5
3 out of 5
(0)
(0)
(1)
(0)
(0)
Quality:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
Value:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
0%
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
SORT BY:
SEE:
Displaying items 1-1 of 1
Page 1 of 1
  1. John Mitchell
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    December 24, 2009
    John Mitchell
    I'm disappointed with this book. I hoped it would be a lot of "Jonathan Edwards" but it is mostly just the author's thoughts and perspectives, and these often stray from Edwards' own regarding the title topic. You may be interested in this book as general reading, but I don't recommend that you rush to buy it ahead of other, more fruitful, works.
Displaying items 1-1 of 1
Page 1 of 1

Ask a Question

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Back
×

Ask a Question

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.