All About Heaven
Many people understand that, at the end of all things, Christ returns, God will create a new heaven and a new earth where those who have trusted in Christ will live with him for ever. But what about those who have 'passed on' well before this? Where are they now? What does heaven look like? What will occupy us there? When David Oliver faced the death of his son Joel, at the age of 38, following a short and brutal fight with cancer, he set about researching and writing this powerful short book on heaven and committed to write whatever he discovered. Through a thorough examination of the relevant Bible texts, David provides us with a thrilling view of the future and a destiny well worth preparing for, which will enrich our vision and faith."The deepest question in life is ‘What happens when I die?’ and yet there are few books today that grapple with that issue. As believers we are far from immune to the pain and grief involved. When the death is of a grown up son who leaves behind his young family, well, the trauma is difficult to describe. You will find it to be an honest, raw account of what happened over this short space of time, but also the book grapples with our understanding of what happens to someone who dies as a believer. There is a lot of folklore and caricatures among Christians about the nature and reality of Heaven; David deals with much of the biblical material in trying to describe what he calls 'the present Heaven' is about, calling it a 'stopping off place' which is fantastic in itself, but also that there is an ultimate destination ahead when King Jesus ushers in a New Heaven and a New Earth.