We all have questions about what heaven will be like. Randy Alcorn helps answer some of these questions by sharing his extensive research on the topic--all from a biblical perspective. His writing will surprise readers and stretch their thinking beyond anything they've imagined heaven to be... read more
Preface: About this book
Part I: A Theology of Heaven
Section One: Realizing Our Destiny
1 Are you looking forward to Heaven?
2 Is Heaven Beyond our Imagination?
3 Is Heaven our Default Destination... or is Hell?
4 Can you know you're going to Heaven?
Section Two: Understanding the Present Heaven
5 What is the nature of the Present Heaven?
6 Is the Present Heaven a physical place?
7 What is life like in the Present Heaven?
Section Three: Grasping Redemption's Far Reach
8 This world is not our home... or is it?
9 Why is the Earth's redemption essential to God's plan?
10 What will it mean for the curse to be lifted?
Section Four: Anticipating Resurrection
11 Why is Resurrection so important?
12 Why does all creation await our resurrection?
13 How far-reaching is the resurrection?
Section Five: Seeing the Earth Restored
14 Where and when will our deliverance come?
15 Will the Old Earth be destroyed... or renewed?
16 Will the New Earth be familiar... like home?
Section Six: Celebrating Our Relationship with God
17 What will it mean to see God?
18 What will it mean for God to dwell among us?
19 How will we worship God?
Section Seven: Ruling on the New Earth
20 What does God's Eternal Kingdom involve?
21 Will we actually rule with Christ?
22 How will we rule God's Kingdom?
Part II: Questions and Answers About Heaven
Section Eight: What Will the Resurrected Earth Be Like?
23 Will the New Earth be an Edenic Paradise?
24 What is the New Jerusalem?
25 What will the Great City be like?
26 Will there be space and time?
27 Will the New Earth have sun, moon, oceans, and weather?
Section Nine: What Will Our Lives Be Like?
28 Will we be ourselves?
29 What will our bodies be like?
30 Will we eat and drink on the New Earth?
31 Will we be capable of sinning?
32 What will we know and learn?
33 What will our daily lives be like?
Section Ten: What Will Our Relationships Be Like?
34 Will we desire relationships with anyone except God?
35 Will there be marriage, families, and friendships?
36 Whom will we meet, and what will we experience together?
37 How will we relate to each other?
38 What will New Earth society be like?
Section Eleven: What About Animals?
39 Will animals inhabit the New Earth?
40 Will animals, including our pets, live again?
Section Twelve: What Will We Do In Heaven?
41 Will Heaven ever be boring?
42 Will there be arts, entertainment, and sports?
43 Will our dreams be fulfilled and missed opportunities regained?
44 Will we design crafts, technology, and new modes of travel?
Part III: Living in Light of Heaven
45 Reorienting ourselves to Heaven as our home
46 Anticipating the great adventure
Appendix A: Christoplatonism's False Assumptions
Appendix B: Literal and Figurative Interpretation
About the Author
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