A few days ago I received the following catalogue copy for my forthcoming book on heaven: What on Earth do we Know About Heaven? to be published by Baker:
What Heaven is, What it isn’t, and Why it Matters
Author of bestselling book Finding God in the Shack
Accessible biblical answers to 20 basic questions about the afterlife
Offers a picture of the future that transforms your understanding of the present
There’s been a curious upsurge in interest about the afterlife lately, but we’re too often limited in our concept of heaven. The reality is we all do have questions about heaven: What does a resurrected person look like? What does a resurrected earth look like? Do we get our heart’s desire in heaven? And many more. In What on Earth Do We Know about Heaven?, Randal Rauser considers twenty thought-provoking questions, each of which winds back to the core concept of heaven: what it is, and what it isn’t. Rauser uses Scripture to remind us that God’s ultimate purpose is that the whole creation will be transformed and renewed, guiding readers through a vision of a glorious afterlife, consisting of a perfected earth, perfected bodies, perfected human culture, and perfected relationships.