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As the years pass and we watch more and more of our family, friends and mentors pass away, it is only natural to ask questions about heaven. However, our understanding of heaven is often limited to a few half-forgotten Sunday school lessons and the insubstantial images provided by popular movies and T.V. Fortunately, in Heaven Randy Alcorn provides us with a thoroughly researched and biblically definitive description of heaven. As Alcorn addresses our most serious questions about heaven, including the nature of judgment, and answers a few of our less serious questions as well, including the accessibility of cafe mochas in the sweet by and by. Readers will develop a deeper understanding of our eternal destination and find the courage to strive for heaven while living on earth.
Number of Pages: 533
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2004
|Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.25 X 1.50 (inches)|
Song of Redemption, Chronicles of the King Series #2Lynn AustinBethany House / 2005 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 15 Reviews
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What will heaven be like? Randy Alcorn presents a thoroughly biblical answer, based on years of careful study, presented in an engaging, reader-friendly style. His conclusions will surprise readers and stretch their thinking about this important subject. Heaven will inspire readers to long for heaven while they're living on earth.
The last decade saw a growing number of "life after life"-themed books entering the marketplace, each trying to provide a glimpse into the next world. This one is destined to hold a unique place among those titles. Drawing on sound biblical and historical fact, noted Christian writer and speaker Alcorn tries to correct some of the popular myths generated by the mass media. Part 1 is certainly the more substantive section, for here the author skillfully establishes complex theological foundations in accessible language with wonderfully illustrative stories. Part 2 may be more interesting as it addresses such popular questions as what the resurrected Earth will be like, what our bodies will look like, what will happen to our pets, and what will occupy our time in heaven. However, the book is most effective when read consecutively, for the theological background in Part 1 is essential to understanding Alcorn's conclusions in Part 2. Although Alcorn is writing for popular consumption, the detailed notes and select bibliography will satisfy more scholarly interests. Recommended for larger public libraries.-John-Leonard Berg, Univ. of Wisconsin Lib., Platteville Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
According to Alcorn (The Treasure Principle; Deadline; Safely Home), the subject of heaven rates as one of the least accurately discussed subjects in the whole of Christendom. Even seminarians fail to give appropriate time and attention to heaven as described throughout the Bible because other themes take pre-eminence both chronologically and preferentially. Alcorn is likewise astounded that the majority of Christians who do take time to consider heaven often possess faulty, nonbiblical assumptions, one of the most common being the misconception of heaven as a place of unending church services. The author, who is also the founder of the nonprofit organization Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM), has spent years studying what the Bible says about heaven, and in this compelling and comprehensive resource, he offers every conceivable question about heaven, or the "New Earth," as a Christian believer's ultimate destination. Alcorn answers the expected queries on heavenly life as well as quirkier ones: will Christians drink coffee in heaven? Will there be homeownership, and what about sex? Will our pets be in heaven? Evangelical scholars and laypersons alike will appreciate Alcorn's expansive-though perhaps long-winded-musings on this neglected subject, a real boon in a time when many people are eager to understand what happens after death. (Oct.) Forecast: Tyndale is committing $80,000 to promote this title, which will certainly be a CBA bestseller and perhaps a crossover hit. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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WickEvansville, IndianaAge: 35-44Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5One of My Favorite BooksMarch 28, 2018WickEvansville, IndianaAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I really, really like this book and highly recommend it. As the title indicates, it's all about Heaven. You need to have an open mind, and you should read it from start to finish. I bounced around through different parts of the book, but went back and read it the right way. I normally don't skip portions of a book, but it's difficult with this book. My curiosity got the better of me, and I first skipped chunks of the New Earth theology section. This 500 pager with tiny font offers answers to a number of topics including work, our bodies, relationships, animals, and so much more. Do I agree with everything Randy says? No, but he has a very convincing argument backed by his interpretation of the Word. It certainly makes me think. What I really enjoy about this book though is that it makes me smile and gets me excited about my future home. I can imagine.
"He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away." Revelation 21:4
Hudson Wolf2 Stars Out Of 5I am sorry RandyJanuary 17, 2018Hudson WolfQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0This was great for 100+ pages and than you lost me. I really dislike picking and choosing only stuff that supports ones view. 2 Peter turns most of this book into a pumpkin - thats why he was never quoted. Not my cup of tea....
W in KCOverland Park KSAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5HeavenNovember 14, 2017W in KCOverland Park KSAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Gave as a gift to my husband. He lovrs it & finds it very informative.
Gran231Modesto, CAAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Heaven--an excellent bookAugust 14, 2017Gran231Modesto, CAAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My good friend recommended this book. She said it was very encouraging and enlightening. I enjoyed reading the book, and it has given me a lot to think about and to hope for. A lot of what Mr. Alcorn suggests makes sense to me.
nanjen5 Stars Out Of 5heavenJune 30, 2017nanjenQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I have both of these books and from what i have read so far they're excellent. I bought the big book from Christian Book and received the small book as a gift. Great gift. I would advise anyone to purchase this book.
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