Heaven by Randy Alcorn – A book review

Ever wonder what heaven will be like? Maybe you don’t think flying around with a halo and playing a harp for all eternity sounds like much fun. In his book Heaven Randy Alcorn pretty much puts to rest all that harp playing and gives us a biblical view of what heaven will be like. I have been a bit late reading this book first published in 2009 and have to confess that I actually listened to the audio version narrated by Chris Fabry. I guess the reason for taking so long is I had always thought of

Ever wonder what heaven will be like? Maybe you don’t think flying around with a halo and playing a harp for all eternity sounds like much fun. In his book Heaven Randy Alcorn pretty much puts to rest all that harp playing and gives us a biblical view of what heaven will be like. I have been a bit late reading this book first published in 2009 and have to confess that I actually listened to the audio version narrated by Chris Fabry. I guess the reason for taking so long is I had always thought of randy Alcorn as a fiction writer and was not sure how he would do in non-fiction.

I found to book enjoyable and Fabry’s narration fit the subject perfectly. Randy Alcon cites chapter and verse in his description of what heaven will be like and lets the reader know when he is speculating but also giving why he thinks his speculation to be valid. Most of his views are taken from the book of Revelation where John writes about the new heaven and new earth.

While I may not agree with every aspect of heaven in this book it does make one think about what we have heard and maybe even been taught from the pulpit over the years. I agree with Alcorn that there is little teaching today about what our eternal home will be like. This book helps fill in the missing information.

Have a blessed day,

David

as a fiction writer and was not sure how he would do in non-fiction.

I found to book enjoyable and Fabry’s narration fit the subject perfectly. Randy Alcon cites chapter and verse in his description of what heaven will be like and lets the reader know when he is speculating but also giving why he thinks his speculation to be valid. Most of his views are taken from the book of Revelation where John writes about the new heaven and new earth.

While I may not agree with every aspect of heaven in this book it does make one think about what we have heard and maybe even been taught from the pulpit over the years. I agree with Alcorn that there is little teaching today about what our eternal home will be like. This book helps fill in the missing information.

Have a blessed day,

David

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About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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2 Responses to Heaven by Randy Alcorn – A book review

  1. John Paine says:

    Randy Alcorn’s Heaven was a real comfort to me after the death of my mother. Not because it has sweet words of comfort, but because it is based upon his (Alcorn’s) understanding of the Scriptures he researched so carefully to build his interpretations. I have shared the book with lots of others, and believe it to be one of the most effective witnessing tools we can use for those who need comfort and encouragement. We have a number of posts that incprporate and build upon his ideas at http://sharedveracity.net/?s=heaven

    Thanks!

    • dwwork says:

      John, I also found the book to be both refreshing and inspiring. As I listened to Heaven I tried to remember the last time I heard a sermon about heaven and could not. Thanks, for sharing and when I finally get caught up I will check out your posts.

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