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.
… Drawing on sound biblical and historical fact, noted Christian writer and speaker Alcorn tries to correct some of the popular myths [about heaven] 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…Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Author – Randy Alcorn
Publisher – Tyndale House
Published – 2004
Format – Paperback
Pages – 530
Size – 1.5 H x 9.25 L x 6.25 W (inches)
Weight – 31.6 oz
Subject – Books – Christian Beliefs, Heaven
Randy Alcorn is a New York Times bestselling author of more than forty books. He has been a guest on more than 700 radio, television and online programs. Randy is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM), a nonprofit ministry dedicated to teaching principles of God’s Word and assisting the church in ministering to unreached, unsupported people around the world.
Before starting EPM in 1990, Randy served as a pastor for fourteen years. He has an MA degree in Biblical Studies from Multnomah University and an Honorary Doctorate from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon and has taught on the adjunct faculties of both.
Randy and his wife Nanci currently reside in Gresham, Oregon. They have two married daughters and five grandsons. Randy enjoys hanging out with his family, biking, tennis, research, and reading.