Saturday, 23 March 2013

Book review: Heaven Revealed








About the Book:

There are so many questions in life... but few are as universal as: "What is the afterlife like?" For those who have put their hope and trust in Jesus Christ here on earth--Heaven awaits. Addressing questions as basic as What will we do there? and What is it like?, theologian Dr. Paul Enns dives deep into the Scriptures while reflecting on the very personal nature of what is to come. Heaven Revealed is concurrently a helpful, easy-to-read guidebook for Christians as well as an encouragement for those of us who are left here on earth after our loved ones who are Christians pass away. Follow along as Dr. Enns succinctly leads you through what the Bible has to say about Heaven.
In grief, we all need hope--hope for our loved ones who are now gone, and hope for ourselves as eternity looms closer. Heaven should be something to look forward to, not something to be confused about


My reflections:

Heaven is a subject that causes an assortment of questions, concerns and debate. I have been intrigued with the thought of Heaven as of late and these being the case have reviewed two vastly different books on the subject.

After suddenly losing his wife of 45 years, Enns began a quest to answer the longings of his heart. His search lead him to write this book.
Enns;s background seems sound: (minister through Biblical Training & Leadership Development, Idlewood Baptist Church, Tampa, Florida, and serves as professor and director of the Tampa Extension, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary)

Some of the topics of discussion are where is heaven?  What kind of body will we have?  What will the new heaven and earth look like?  What will life be like in heaven?  What will we do in heaven?  What will our relationships with others be like?

While I didn’t agree with all of Enns’s ideas, I did appreciate his attempt at shedding some light on some very interesting theologies. 
Though at times it seemed like he was overstretching the biblical verses he was applying, making ‘claims into certainties’ based on one or two passages from Scripture.

 Over all though I did enjoy the fact that Enns tried to back up what he was asserting with biblical content, this was far better than the previous book that I reviewed.

So in closing I would recommend this book generally, with caution. It is a great resource to help you understand that life doesn’t end when our life here ends. It will instill a peace about life after death and the assurance that we will one day be reunited with our saved love ones. 

I received this book from Moody Publishers in the exchange for my honest review.
 Thank you Moody!

About the Author:

 

Paul P. Enns
Pastor
Paul P. Enns is an evangelical Christian pastor, biblical scholar and writer who serves as a full-time minister at Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, Florida, and as adjunct professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
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