Dan C. Barber & Robert A. Peterson
This book seeks, on the basis of Scripture, to inform believers about heaven (the new heavens and the new earth), to form them further into the image of Christ, and to assure them of their place in heaven. It establishes a biblical-theological framework through which we can better understand heaven—and shows how it produces changes in our everyday lives, not simply when we face death or experience suffering.
The Explorations in Biblical Theology series addresses the need for quality literature that attracts believing readers to good theology and builds them up in their faith. Each title in the series combines solid content with accessibility and readability—a valuable addition to the library of any college student, thoughtful lay reader, seminarian, or pastor.
“Robert and Dan help us gain a view of heaven that is both hopeful and biblical.”
—Darrin Patrick, Vice President, Acts 29 Network; Lead Pastor, The Journey, St. Louis
“What a delight to read. . . . This book carefully unfolds the biblical teaching on heaven in all of its depth, breadth, and wonder.”
—Stephen J. Wellum, Editor, The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology
“What makes this book so appealing and powerful is that it is grounded in a biblical view of heaven and the afterlife, rather than the personal speculations of those who claim to have gone there.”
—Sam Storms, Senior Pastor, Bridgeway Church, Oklahoma City