Sunday, April 17, 2011

Book Review: Heaven Revealed

Title:  Heaven Revealed
Author:  Paul Enns
Publisher:  Moody Publishers 2011

With large font and colored accents this question stealthily leaps from the back cover, "Do you ever wonder wonder about heaven?" Sadly, very few biblical books are written and even fewer biblical messages are preached on this topic. Have you ever wondered where ever is located? What will you being doing once you arrive in heaven? Dr. Paul Enns tackles these questions and many more in his book called Heaven Revealed. 

This is a thoroughly researched and very well written book on a very important yet mysterious subject. All believers and many non-believers expect to go to heaven when they die. Many people have developed some pretty far-fetched ideas over the ages that reflect where they think heaven is, what heaven is like, and what we will doing for all of eternity in heaven. Enns attempts to answer those questions by drawing our attention to a careful examination of biblical references to heaven. 

Dr. Enns weaves his explanations against the backdrop of his own experience with loved ones and friends who have already crossed that "great divide" and now reside in what we know and believe to be heaven. With his great deftness and skill he gives hope and information to those who have loved ones there, removes fear from those who are on the brink of entering heaven, and those who need assurance and guidance. This is a well written book and very easy to read. One can say it is even compelling, I could not put it down and finished it in two long afternoon reads. 

Dr. Enns begins with his story concerning this subject and then systematically answers 13 questions about heaven in just 187 pages. The end notes section is full of valuable references and materials germane to the subject of heaven. I highly recommend Heaven Revealed as a wonderful source of comfort and truth.

In conjunction with the publisher's Disclosure Statement, I received a product in order to enable my review. No other compensation has been received. My statements are an honest account of my experience with the brand. The opinions stated here are mine alone. 



An excellent review Gregg,

Have a peaceful Sunday.

Sharon said...

This sounds like a great book. I'm going to leave this comment, and then zip on over to Amazon and get it. It seems to me that we believers do not think about our eternity enough - I know that all too often I get consumed with earthly distractions.

Have you read Randy Alcorn's book, Heaven? I have it on my shelf - have yet to read it. It's quite a bit longer, but I've also heard that it's very good.

I think it's important to know more about Heaven - I also believe that this knowledge brings comfort, truth, and hope.

Thanks, Gregg - when I read this book, I'll let you know what I think!

GOD BLESS you and yours on this wonder-full Palm Sunday!

Robin said...

Thanks for this post. Even as a Christian I have to admit I really wonder about Heaven and what happens. This has really hit home for me these past couple weeks with my brother's passing and my best friend dealing with her son having a brain tumor and cancer that has spread to his bones. I am going to find this book. Thanks again.

Arlee Bird said...

I'm always interested in books of this nature and will have to be on the lookout for it.

Years ago I read a book called Intra Muros: My Dream of Heaven by Rebecca Ruter Springer. Apparently many years ago it was commonly given to bereaving people to help them cope with death of a loved one. I read a copy at my grandparents' house in 1970 and really enjoyed it. Are you familiar with this book and if so what are your thoughts on it? It was written in the late 1800s I believe and it is once again in print.

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kc bob said...

Thanks for the review Gregg. I bookmarked and hope to give it a read myself.

I have often wondered if heaven is more of a different dimension than merely another place. It will be good to hear his viewpoint.

Have a great week!

Heather Henry said...

Awesome review. I will definitely find this book, it sounds like a great read. I've had many thoughts and questions about Heaven myself and would love to hear this man's perspective and research on it. Thank you so much! Have a beautiful day!