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In Light of Eternity: Perspectives on Heaven [Hardcover]

By Randy Alcorn (Author)
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Spend time thinking about eternity and your future heavenly home, and worries about monthly bills, retirement accounts, and careers will begin to fade. That's Alcorn's wake-up call---don't waste today by misunderstanding tomorrow's reality. In his reflective yet hard-hitting style, he challenges us to live in light of eternity and its consequences. 176 pages, hardcover from Waterbrook.

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The deepest longing of your heart is for one person and one place.  Jesus is that person.  Heaven is that place.
A thousand counterfeits vie for your attention, trying to convince you that they are what you're looking for.  But you'll never find true satisfaction with what the Shadowlands of this world have to offer.  What you really crave can only be found in the land of substance:  heaven.

In Light of Eternity will grip your soul and open your eyes to the realities of heaven.  Far from boring, heaven promises to be an exhilarating adventure in which every chapter is better than the one before.

One moment after you die, you'll find out what's on the other side.  Don't wait until then.  Let this book guide you into discovering how wonderful your eternal future will be--and what you can do now to prepare for it.

The real adventure of life awaits you on the other side, with the person you were made for--and the place He's made for you.

Learn how to live with your

In bestseller after bestseller, author Randy Alcorn has held readers spellbound with fast-paced, gripping fiction infused with eternal themes. Now, he responds to the widespread hunger for more insight on this subject with a straightforward, real-life look at heaven, rewards, and how to live in light of eternity.

Those captivated by Edge of Eternity, Deadline, and Dominion can now explore more deeply the truths about heaven and eternity woven into each of these novels. With clear biblical teaching and illustrative stories and reflections, Alcorn shows how your life today will impact the eternal reality that awaits you.
Randy Alcorn is the author of numerous books, including the best-selling novels Edge of Eternity, Deadline, and Dominion. A former pastor, he is the founder of Eternal Perspective Ministries in Gresham, Oregon. Randy is a frequent church and conference speaker both nationally and internationally. He and his wife, Nanci, live in Gresham, Oregon, and are the proud parents of two daughters, Karina and Angela.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: WaterBrook Press
Pages   166
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.4" Width: 5.22" Height: 0.69"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 1999
Publisher   WaterBrook Press
ISBN  1578562996  
ISBN13  9781578562992  

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More About Randy Alcorn

Randy Alcorn Randy Alcorn is an author and 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 the unreached, unfed, unborn, uneducated, unreconciled, and unsupported people around the world. His ministry focus is communicating the strategic importance of using our earthly time, money, possessions and opportunities to invest in need-meeting ministries that count for eternity. He accomplishes this by analyzing, teaching, and applying the biblical truth.

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.

A New York Times bestselling author, Randy has written more than forty books, including the bestsellers Heaven, The Treasure Principle, and the Gold Medallion winner Safely Home. His books in print exceed seven million and have been translated into over thirty languages. Randy has written for many magazines including EPM’s quarterly issues-oriented magazine Eternal Perspectives. He is active daily on Facebook and Twitter, has been a guest on more than 700 radio, television and online programs including Focus on the Family, FamilyLife Today, Revive Our Hearts, The Bible Answer Man, and The Resurgence.

Randy and his wife Nanci have two married daughters and are the proud grandparents of five grandsons. Randy enjoys hanging out with his family, biking, tennis, research, and reading.

Randy Alcorn currently resides in Gresham, in the state of Oregon.

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Bereavement  Oct 12, 2008
The author succeeds in pointing out the joys of Heaven, and why it is far better than this world. The sting of death in grieving for a lost one or the fear of dying ourselves are so overcome that we no longer feel sorry for our own condition when we see what God has promised in that better life. Have a copy or two of this book on hand when someone needs it.
Can't Wait To Get "Home" After This Long And Challenging Trip!!!   Jul 14, 2008
Alcorn clearly has spent many years researching where Christians with a true relationship with Jesus Christ will be spending our eternity. This book has a STRONG Scriptural basis and support, is well written and has (without one doubt) changed my view of how my FINAL home will be. Alcorn is correct in that people in general, most Christians included, avoid talking about Heaven, thinking of Heaven and simply find the idea of spending eternity in the same place simply boring and downright morbid. Alcorn's approach is refreshing and helps you just long for it! It is comforting to know where those Christians that have gone before me are and how they are most likely spending their days. I have now purchased several copies for friends and relatives. A wonderful read, truly outstanding, well done and THANK YOU!!!
In Light of Eternity  Jun 30, 2008
Very englightening. The idea that Heaven does exist gives assurance to
all believers. The skeptics are encouraged to read this book and I am positive that it would change their concept about God and the place He is preparing for for us known as Heaven This book must be read with an open mind and let the heart absorb the wondrful news that there is life after we leave this earth. Heaven is a wonderful place as the author portrays and the Bible confirms his thinking.

This book should be read by all Christians as well as those who are non-believers.
bought several  Aug 25, 2007
I have been giving these to family who have lost loved ones. Everyone enjoys this smaller researched overview of Heaven! Highly recommend it.
Short and Sweet  Aug 1, 2007
Some folks have complained about this book's lack of proofs and research. I frankly don't see that, unless one wishes not to be convinced. Alcorn gives plenty of scriptural back-up for his premises. If you want college text level documentation, you need to pick up his "Heaven" instead.

"Light" is great for someone who doesn't have the energy to attack a substantial work like "Heaven". I bought it for my mom, who is caring for my dad, who is suffering from senile dementia. She tried to read "Heaven", and what she did read was a blessing for her, but honestly, it just required too much work. She had neither the time nor the energy to get through it. After having read "Light", I would not hesitate to recommend it to any but the most meticulous and pedantic of scholars. It is certainly preferable to "Heaven" if you're buying it for someone who is suffering from an illness or situation that saps emotional and intellectual energy.

In addition to its simplicity, "Light" has the power of concise writiing on its side. Short works are often the most powerful, and this is true of "Light". I got more in-depth knowledge from "Heaven" (and I'm re-reading it), but "Light" will stay with me in a way that "Heaven" isn't going to do.

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