Review: A Place Called Heaven

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A Place Called Heaven

By Robert Jeffress (Baker Books, Icon Media Group)  

With “10 Surprising Truths About Your Eternal Home” as its subtitle, this treatment of important Christian beliefs about heaven seeks to answer many perplexing questions: Is heaven an actual place? Who will be there? What we will do in heaven? Will we know others there? How can we prepare for heaven?

A Place Called Heaven is a welcome addition to other writings on the same topic. Jeffress not only quotes key Scripture to prove his points, but also notable authors on the subject of heaven. Just a listing of chapter titles would prove helpful to individuals who want to know more about this important reality of the Christian faith. The author’s points are well documented by Scripture, and he clearly answers many questions normally left unanswered in other books on this important subject. Jeffress’ writing is believable, and he uses illustrations from real experiences. His messages are clear and satisfying by the normal Christian’s experience.

Written in a readable style that minimizes religious jargon, Jeffress accomplishes his purpose as well as, or perhaps more successfully than, many other authors. This is evident throughout the book, even in the discussion of the various “heavens” mentioned in the Bible.

This book is highly recommended for anyone interested in this vital aspect of the Christian experience and life.

Ed Spann, retired dean

College of Fine Arts

Dallas Baptist University

 

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