Blogger Mark Hamilton has reviewed What on Earth Do We Know About Heaven? Mark provides an interesting review which is well worth reading. In it, he contrasts my book with Randy Alcorn’s much larger book Heaven. This is an interesting and instructive contrast because I view my book as complementary to the work of Randy Alcorn and, perhaps even more importantly, N.T. Wright. These two writers are among those on the vanguard of repudiating a platonized, other-worldly heaven in favor of a biblical vision of the redemption of creation. What I sought to do was build on this foundation by offering various reflections and thought experiments in search of greater clarity on the characteristics of a creation redeemed.
This is a book for starting discussions and getting your brain thinking about the concepts of eternity. Every chapter is an opportunity for discussion and friendly debate about heaven. Because of this I would highly recommend the book as being suitable for a small group to go over. Regardless of whether you agree with Rauser about some of the particulars it’s sure to get people talking about heaven; and we all need to talk more about heaven.
Overall I have to say that What on Earth is a well crafted little book, good for reading by yourself or with others. At the very least it will get your mental wheels turning. At most it might open you to ideas of joy and glory that you have never considered before.
Check out his review at the link provided above. As I said, it’s worth reading.