Heaven (the book)

by Randy Alcorn

According to Randy Alcorn, 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, non-biblical assumptions, one of the most common being the misconception of heaven as a place of unending church services. The author 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 home ownership, and what about sex? Will our pets be in heaven? Evangelical scholars and laypersons alike will appreciate Alcorn’s expansive musings on this neglected subject, a real boon in a time when many people are eager to understand what happens after death.