Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook (October 6, 2015)
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The Heaven Promise: Engaging the Bible’s Truth about Life to ComeWhen I first heard of The Heaven Promise (Waterbrook Press) I thought about geography (location) and topography (the landscape) but what Scot McKnight emphasizes in his book is not where heaven is or what it looks like but rather the atmosphere of heaven. What will heaven be like?What will we hear, see, and feel when or if we arrive?In this regard I think the author does a good job. He talks about reconciliation, a place where all is made new and we are restored to the original plan. We will all breathe the air of justice, worship and fellowship.McKnight bases his book on the idea of promise. Heaven is a promise, not just a nice idea, not a reward for compliance but a real promise. He develops that theme around is promises related to heaven. God will be God. Jesus will be Jesus. Heaven will be a utopia of pleasures. Heaven will be eternal life. Heaven will be a global fellowship. Heaven will be the eternal beloved communityI appreciated his contrast between those who think heaven and holiness demand a somber affect and way of living and those who have pictured heaven as a place of unbridled pleasure.It does seem that the author emphasizes the earthly component of a future Heaven over an otherworldly dimension of Heaven. God and the angels are somewhere right now and it seems the Bible teaches there will continue to be an outpost of heaven someplace other than on this planet. It sounds like Scot McKnight is saying that God is going to relocate in the future and move everything to this planet. I don’t see that in the Bible.That being said over all there was much to like in the book. The christianaudio.
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