What does a resurrected earth look like? Do we get our heart's desire in heaven? 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.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Sep 20, Chelsea DeVries rated it did not like it. When i bought this, i didnt realize it was a theology book. A thought provoking read on the realities awaiting us in the resurrection. I'm not sure I agree with all of Rauser's conclusions, but it was all good food for thought. David rated it really liked it Sep 24, Caroline Wong rated it liked it Nov 17, Tony Ross rated it did not like it Jul 04, Theodore Zachariades rated it really liked it Jul 31, Blake Western rated it liked it Dec 09, Forasteros rated it it was amazing Nov 29, Melanie rated it it was amazing Sep 13, Denis rated it liked it Nov 21, Michelle rated it really liked it May 19, Emily Thomas rated it liked it Feb 26, Mark Hawker rated it really liked it Sep 29, Ted Pope rated it it was ok Jun 16, Oct 02, Martha rated it really liked it Shelves: Brett Gudeman rated it it was amazing Mar 27, Matt rated it really liked it Dec 31, Xon rated it really liked it Jun 03, Randal Rauser's book does a beautiful job of both, guiding us toward answers to our most common questions while also helping us connect how our present lives should be influenced by those truths.
And not only does he like to ask them, but he is courageous enough to offer responses. This book on heaven follows that very pattern, and even if you do not agree with all of Randal's answers, you will find yourself enjoying how much he stretches you in the process. Kapic, professor of theological studies, Covenant College "What a fascinating book! Randal Rauser has a wonderful way of looking at issues from a different but very interesting perspective--and he clearly does that in this volume.
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Just one mans imagination of Heaven, I find myself quickly reading through just to finish. Really its just someones fantasy put in book form. I did enjoy the questions, and will take them to my men's group for some fun discussion and to see what others think or dream of heaven. The money spent, no its not a loss, just don't expect to get answers as to what your loved ones are doing as they rub elbows with Jesus, or throwing back a pint with Luther.
One person found this helpful. I greatly enjoyed this book! Rauser helps you to ponder a variety of interesting questions regarding Heaven. The book is divided into 20 chapters of pages each.
It would make for a good daily devotional or even a book for a bible study group; however, once I started I found that I just wanted to keep reading! The questions are divided into five main sections intended to be read from beginning to end. The chapters also stand well on their own, so there is no harm in jumping ahead if you see something in the contents that grabs your attention. As you read the book, I guarantee you will have several moments when you think, "Wow, I never really thought of that! In some chapters, Dr.
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Rauser takes a more open-ended approach, and in others he presents a more rigorous argument for a particular viewpoint. It is a great intellectual exercise and an encouragement for believers. Skeptics who find the "floating on the clouds" view of Heaven to be silly may benefit from the more realistic view of Heaven portrayed in the book.
For those who do not mind a spoiler, here are some of my favorite highlights: Will we get hungry in Heaven? Most of us would assume that we do not, but wait a minute. Isn't a meal much more satisfying when you are hungry? What about all the majestic predators like tigers? The bible says they will be in Heaven, but they will eat plants. But is a tiger really still a tiger without the ferocity? If we no longer sin in Heaven, then do we still have free will?
Rauser makes a helpful analogy to someone whose taste in food changes drastically.
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Even as a believer, I have always wondered how we cannot sin in Heaven, and I think this chapter offers a very good possible explanation. I think skeptics would enjoy this chapter the most. Overall, the book was a lot of fun and I finished it feeling very excited and encouraged by the thought of God creating a "World Multiplied by Perfection.
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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The author is clearly expanding on his fantasies of what he hopes is a reality. Not worth anyone's time A book like this is always going to be speculative, as Scripture actually has very little to say about heaven. But Randal Rauser has a good sanctified imagination, and makes some really thought-provoking points throughout.