Book Review: The Glory of Heaven by John MacArthur

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Anyone who has lost a loved one wants to know where that person is now.  For the believer in Jesus, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord 2 Cor 5:8.  But where is that?  And what is it like there?  And what are they doing up there right now, anyway?

Unfortunately, there is a lot of nonsense being tossed about regarding death, Heaven, the afterlife, and particularly angels.  Much of it is sad delusion – people making up whatever they want to believe.  Much more of it is a seduction, drawing the vulnerable into error and spiritual danger.

Subtitled, The Truth About Heaven, Angels, and Eternal Life, John MacArthur delivers the promised Truth and more.

The Glory of Heaven (Second Edition): The Truth about Heaven, Angels, and Eternal Life is not a technical work for theologians.  It is a clear presentation, in plain English, of what God says about His Heaven, what we will find (and not find) there, and what is required to get there.  It is concise enough for a busy (or grieving) reader without glossing over the issues that we want most to know about.

Of particular interest is Pastor MacArthur’s Biblical insight into the contemporary literary genre which focuses on near death experiences and the afterlife.  He gives us extensive  reviews of several of the most popular of these best sellers, shedding the light of scripture on falsehood and delusion.

But my favorite chapters in this book explain to us “What Heaven Will Be Like” and “What We Will Be Like.”  While the Bible does not give us all the particulars we would like to have, these two chapters handle what the Bible does say about it.   All the pertinent verses are examined in detail, giving us an accurate and clear a picture of Heaven as is possible for us to have.

God’s Word has all we need to know about Heaven, and John MacArthur is a reliable and able teacher.  I am not interested in fairy tales or wishful thinking or opinions of the uninformed.  I want the Truth about Heaven.

Because that is where our son is.

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