Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Biblical Heaven Is One You'll Enjoy

Scott McKnight talks about Heaven in his newest book The Heaven Promise: Engaging the Bible's Truth About Life to Come. (WaterBrook, 2015). A basic premise of this book is that if we want to know what the Bible says about Heaven, then we should spend time  with the Bible. Seems simple, but all too often people who don't read the Bible think they know a lot about heaven because of stories they've heard, books (fiction) and the movies they've seen. 
McKnight takes a different approach than many authors, as he divides the book into four Parts:  I) The Heaven Question, II) the Heaven Promise, III) God's Six Promises About Heaven and IV) Ten Questions About Heaven. Basically he's turning to the Bible to see what Heaven is and isn't, what God says about heaven, and the promise for believers, and then he turns to what will probably be the part that most people will turn to first- everyone wants to know about pets, about purgatory, and several other questions that McKnight addresses.  And no, I'm not going to tell you what he said about pets, children, or families. I will say that he offers his opinion based on study of scripture.
He closes with a personal  statement of belief about why to believe in Heaven, and again, it's based on scripture, on church history, and faith and belief in the Triune God.

As a disclosure I need to indicate that I received a copy of this book in exchange for the review. I was not required to write a positive review. The publisher is interested in my honest and personal opinion of the book. 

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