Overview Alcorn answers questions about heaven by sharing from his extensive research on the topic--all from a biblical perspective. "Heaven" will help readers strive for eternity while they're living on earth.
Publishers Description 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.
From Publishers Weekly According to Alcorn (The Treasure Principle; Deadline; Safely Home), 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, nonbiblical assumptions, one of the most common being
the misconception of heaven as a place of unending church services. The
author, who is also the founder of the nonprofit organization Eternal
Perspective Ministries (EPM), 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 homeownership, and what about sex? Will our pets be in
heaven? Evangelical scholars and laypersons alike will appreciate Alcorn's
expansive-though perhaps long-winded-musings on this neglected subject, a real
boon in a time when many people are eager to understand what happens after
death. (Oct.) Forecast: Tyndale is committing $80,000 to promote this title,
which will certainly be a CBA bestseller and perhaps a crossover hit.
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Awards and Recognitions Heaven by Randy Alcorn has received the following awards and recognitions -
Christian Retailing's Best - 2005 Finalist - Christian Living category
Citations And Professional Reviews Heaven by Randy Alcorn has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 08/30/2004 page 50
CBA Retailers - 10/01/2004 page 33
Christian Retailing - 10/18/2004 page 11
Library Journal - 11/01/2004 page 89
Christianity Today - 02/01/2005 page 88
Christian Retailing - 12/01/2012 page 6
Christianity Today - 07/01/2011 page 70
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Release Date Oct 1, 2004
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More About 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.
Randy Alcorn has published or released items in the following series...
I never knew much about Heaven because no one really wants to discuss the subject. However, the closer you get to going there the more you want to know about it. This book should be a "MUST READ" for every person and especially Christians who are curious about where he/she is going to spend the rest of their lives with Jesus. Since we consider Heaven our real home and this present earth our temporary abode, we should be trying to find scriptures that relate to it. This book takes away any doubts and better yet any fears that one might have concerning where we go after we die, what we will be doing there, who we will see there and whether we will be able to see what is going on at good old planet earth while we are up there. Randy Alcorn has done an extremely competent work and brought out all the truths about Heaven. I can't thank him enough!!!
Heaven Mar 13, 2007
This is one of the best books I have ever read. I have ordered several copies for friends, and have been talking nonstop about it since I received it. I would highly recommend this book.
Heaven, the other alternative Mar 8, 2007
Initially, this book bogs down a bit with quoting others' (C.S. Lewis, Jonathan Edwards, etc.) perspective on Heaven, but it does correlate a great deal with the Bible. It also answers specific questions such as "what will I do in Heaven?" Most of us have never heard a sermon on Heaven, only that it is beyond our imagination. All that we know is that it is certainly better than the alternative. This book actually provides a glimpse (albeit somewhat speculative) of what we might experience.
GOOD NEWS Mar 8, 2007
A well researched, totally Biblical view. Challenged my neo-platoism mind set and helped me see the realities after this life is over.
What to Expect in Heaven Mar 8, 2007
This is a very indepth book about what Heaven is like. It takes awhile to get thru the book, but with the use of Scripture, the author explains how to get to Heaven and what it will be like. This book pulled together and clearly answered many questions I had. I like the fact that it's mostly Scripture based. The author seldom uses just his opinions.