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 the sweet by and by, we will develop a deeper understanding of our eternal destination and will find the courage to strive for heaven while we're living on earth.
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I like how the writer quotes verses from the bible and at the same time gives his opinion trying not to form his own theory or ideas. The writer has done a good research about heaven and I liked it because you usually don't get this information from a pulpil at church. It helps to continue with your faith knowing that God has something special for us in eternity. And I like the expectation of seeing him face to face.
Using the book in a Bible Study group and it is very well received by all the member. He is detailed in the description of Heaven and backs it up with verses from the Bible. Makes believers look forward to our next life and makes you want to tell others of what they will be missing if they do not embrace the Gospel of Jesus.
I bought this book to teach in a Sunday School setting. Yes, some churches still have Sunday School! It's a little like a text book in some places, but only because we have so many misconceptions. Many of us want to go to Heaven because the alternative is so terrible. After you read this book - you'll be excited to go to the place you have always belonged.
of all the books on heaven this is the best, there are a lot of them out there and if you can only afford one, this is the one to buy. it will teach you, and give you peace. I love this book, and Im rereading it again since my father has just past to the present heaven. I love you dad, I will see you again someday!
Although I do not agree with everything Alcorn has to say in this book, I do believe that this book should be required reading for every Christian. This book is greatly in line with my beliefs and will be a "Great Eye Opener" for anyone of the faith.
This book is very badly edited. It would be better and cheaper if it was one third of its contents. That is: two thirds are writings out of other books and repetitions of what he wrote before. Something is not true just because it is the opinion of several others too or just because you confirm your own words time and again. The author attempts making heaven feel earthly, but if all his speculations were true I would stop longing to go there. But luckily I found the arguments just not satisfying and I do expect to receive beyond the possibilities of my expectations as the Bible promises. It got so boring that I soon started scamming the chapters for new information. And if I wanted to read the opinion of other authors, I might just as well buy their books. A short reference would have done in this one. So I felt rather cheated by this book. The subtitle about becoming your most important book next to the Bible is absurd. I can't even recommend this book.
Last year, we did a study on heaven, using the Heaven book as the basis for the study. The people were so interested, we had the largest crowd (either before or after with other studies) on our Thursday evening study time. I bought copies of Heaven for Christmas gifts this year. The folks were delighted and have expressed their appreciation for the gift.
I read a few reviews before purchasing this book, most of them great, but a few that felt, to put it nicely, that Randy Alcorn thinks too far outside the box. I, on the other hand, absolutely LOVE the book for that very reason. He dares to go to God in expectation! He asks the very same questions that most Christians ask and has been given answers that not only satisfy, but awaken that deep longing in our spirits for our real home, Heaven. Though I know God has a plan for my life here and now on this earth, and though I have always been glad that I have Heaven to look forward to rather than Hell, after reading this book I am not only excited, but am like a child waiting to open a birthday or Christmas gift months before the day arrives!! I heartily recommend this book and have purchased it for three other people!!
Great tool for a biblical understanding of Heaven.
Date:December 31, 2011
This book helped make sense of what follows after life on this current earth. It was delightful finding out about the Intermediate Heaven, the New Heaven, and the New Earth. Highly recommended for anyone who believes what Jesus told us about Heaven, or anything else.
This book by Randy Alcorn has been wonderful. It give my wife and I such great hope. No longer do I picture myself just floating on the clouds playing harps. We believe that there will be life more abundant... Greater than we can imagine.