The Heaven Promise: Engaging the Bible's Truth about Life to ComeScot McKnight
Contemporary claims of heavenly visits are fascinating and inspiring---but are they trustworthy? Turning away from experiential accounts, McKnight combs Scripture to present an authoritative orthodox, detailed picture of what God has revealed about eternity. Discover God's s... Read More
- Product type: Book
- Format: Hardcover
- Release Date: Oct 6, 2015
- UPC: 9781601426284
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 224
- Publish Date: Oct 6, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL012010"
- ISBN: 1601426283
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- Talk about Heaven with a smart friend by Susan on 10/27/2015
"The Heaven Promise" is like having a talk about heaven with a smart friend. Much of the first part of this book was loosely-arranged, including quotes about heaven from C. S. Lewis and other "deep thinkers." The narrative wandered here and there, and sparked many thoughts. Author McKnight brings up many interesting thoughts about heaven to ponder -- for instance, he suggests that our image of God now is somewhat similar to ultrasound images we see of babies. Imagine how much more enjoyable the actual baby is -- that is similar to how much greater our joy in heaven will be when we can experience God's presence daily.
The second half of the book consists of questions many of us have asked about heaven -- will animals be there? Will we still live in families? Who will end up in heaven? etc. I found McKnight's thoughts especially interesting on the question, Is God Fair? where he explores ideas about what will happen to those who have grown up following other religions.
My only concern with the book is that sometimes McKnight makes claims that seem to be more his opinion than something coming from the Bible. For instance, he writes that in heaven, "the formerly ignored and invisible will be highly visible and impossible to ignore, and the anonymous will be famous figures impossible to overlook." This sounds good, and may certainly be so, but I feel that statements like this should be taken with a grain of salt, since I don't feel we can make statements like this for sure.
Enjoyable, hopeful read for all of us.