Heaven

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2004 - Religion - 516 pages
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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.
 

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A friend of mine passed this book on to me when my fiance went home to be with the Lord nearly five years ago. It was extremely helpful to me as I went through the grieving process, and it brought ... Read full review

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I lead a women's growth group and we've been reading Heaven by Randy Alcorn. We are only about halfway through and as a group we have decided to stop and do something else. We have all learned ... Read full review

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Contents

SECTION ONE REALIZING OUR DESTINY
3
CHAPTER 1 ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO HEAVEN?
5
CHAPTER 2 IS HEAVEN BEYOND OUR IMAGINATION?
15
CHAPTER 3 IS HEAVEN OUR DEFAULT DESTINATION OR IS HELL?
23
CHAPTER 4 CAN YOU KNOW YOURE GOING TO HEAVEN?
31
SECTION TWO UNDERSTANDING THE INTERMEDIATE HEAVEN
39
CHAPTER 5 WHAT IS THE NATURE OF THE INTERMEDIATE HEAVEN?
41
CHAPTER 6 IS THE INTERMEDIATE HEAVEN A PHYSICAL PLACE?
51
CHAPTER 26 WILL THERE BE SPACE AND TIME?
253
CHAPTER 27 WILL THE NEW EARTH HAVE SUN MOON OCEANS AND WEATHER?
263
SECTION NINE WHAT WILL OUR LIVES BE LIKE?
271
CHAPTER 28 WILL WE BE OURSELVES?
273
CHAPTER 29 WHAT WILL OUR BODIES BE LIKE?
281
CHAPTER 30 WILL WE EAT AND DRINK ON THE NEW EARTH?
291
CHAPTER 31 WILL WE BE CAPABLE OF SINNING?
299
CHAPTER 32 WHAT WILL WE KNOW AND LEARN?
305

CHAPTER 7 WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE INTERMEDIATE HEAVEN?
65
SECTION THREE GRASPING REDEMPTIONS FAR REACH
75
CHAPTER 8 THIS WORLD IS NOT OUR HOME OR IS IT?
77
CHAPTER 9 WHY IS EARTHS REDEMPTION ESSENTIAL TO GODS PLAN?
87
CHAPTER 10 WHAT WILL IT MEAN FOR THE CURSE TO BE LIFTED?
99
SECTION FOUR ANTICIPATING RESURRECTION
107
CHAPTER 11 WHY IS RESURRECTION SO IMPORTANT?
109
CHAPTER 12 WHY DOES ALL CREATION AWAIT OUR RESURRECTION?
119
CHAPTER 13 HOW FARREACHING IS THE RESURRECTION?
127
SECTION FIVE SEEING THE EARTH RESTORED
135
CHAPTER 14 WHERE AND WHEN WILL OUR DELIVERANCE COME?
137
CHAPTER 15 WILL THE OLD EARTH BE DESTROYED OR RENEWED?
145
CHAPTER 16 WILL THE NEW EARTH BE FAMILIAR LIKE HOME?
153
SECTION SIX CELEBRATING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
163
CHAPTER 17 WHAT WILL IT MEAN TO SEE GOD?
165
CHAPTER 18 WHAT WILL IT MEAN FOR GOD TO DWELL AMONG US?
177
CHAPTER 19 HOW WILL WE WORSHIP GOD?
187
SECTION SEVEN RULING ON THE NEW EARTH
197
CHAPTER 20 WHAT DOES GODS ETERNAL KINGDOM INVOLVE?
199
CHAPTER 21 WILL WE ACTUALLY RULE WITH CHRIST?
207
CHAPTER 22 HOW WILL WE RULE GODS KINGDOM?
217
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT HEAVEN
229
SECTION EIGHT WHAT WILL THE RESURRECTED EARTH BE LIKE?
231
CHAPTER 23 WILL THE NEW EARTH BE AN EDENIC PARADISE?
233
CHAPTER 24 WHAT IS THE NEW JERUSALEM?
241
CHAPTER 25 WHAT WILL THE GREAT CITY BE LIKE?
247
CHAPTER 33 WHAT WILL OUR DAILY LIVES BE LIKE?
317
SECTION TEN WHAT WILL OUR RELATIONSHIPS BE LIKE?
325
CHAPTER 34 WILL WE DESIRE RELATIONSHIPS WITH ANYONE EXCEPT GOD?
327
CHAPTER 35 WILL THERE BE MARRIAGE FAMILIES AND FRIENDSHIPS?
335
CHAPTER 36 WHOM WILL WE MEET AND WHAT WILL WE EXPERIENCE TOGETHER?
345
CHAPTER 37 HOW WILL WE RELATE TO EACH OTHER?
353
CHAPTER 38 WHAT WILL NEW EARTH SOCIETY BE LIKE?
361
SECTION ELEVEN WHAT ABOUT ANIMALS?
371
CHAPTER 39 WILL ANIMALS INHABIT THE NEW EARTH?
373
CHAPTER 40 WILL ANIMALS INCLUDING OUR PETS LIVE AGAIN?
383
SECTION TWELVE WHAT WILL WE DO IN HEAVEN?
391
CHAPTER 41 WILL HEAVEN EVER BE BORING?
393
CHAPTER 42 WILL THERE BE ARTS ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS?
403
CHAPTER 43 WILL OUR DREAMS BE FULFILLED AND MISSED OPPORTUNITIES REGAINED?
415
CHAPTER 44 WILL WE DESIGN CRAFTS TECHNOLOGY AND NEW MODES OF TRAVEL?
427
LIVING IN LIGHT OF HEAVEN
437
CHAPTER 45 REORIENTING OURSELVES TO HEAVEN AS OUR HOME
439
CHAPTER 46 ANTICIPATING THE GREAT ADVENTURE
449
APPENDIX A CHRISTOPLATONISMS FALSE ASSUMPTIONS
459
APPENDIX B LITERAL AND FIGURATIVE INTERPRETATION
467
NOTES
477
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
489
SCRIPTURE INDEX
497
SUBJECT INDEX
503
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
517
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About the author (2004)

Randy Alcorn is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching biblical truth and drawing attention to the needy and how to help them. Alcorn is the author of over 40 books, including Heaven; Money, Possessions and Eternity; Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments; and The Treasure Principle. His novels include Deadline; Dominion; Deception; and Safely Home. Alcorn resides in Oregon with his wife, Nanci.

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