Book Notice: LIFE EVERLASTING: THE UNFOLDING STORY OF HEAVEN, by Dan C. Barber and Robert Peterson

Published on June 25, 2018 by Joshua R Monroe

P&R, 2012 | 240 pages

A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance

By Fred Zaspel


My wife read this book a few years ago and just raved about it – said it was one of the best books she’d read in a very long time. So I’ve been intending to get to it myself, and I finally did.

My wife was right.

The authors’ focus is the biblical depiction of the eternal state (which they recognize consists of a new heaven and a new earth). Their approach is more Biblical Theology than Systematic, unfolding the biblical teaching about heaven under five headings:

  • Creation
    • Creation Marred
    • Creation Renewed
  • Rest
    • Disturbed Rest
    • Perfect Rest
  • Kingdom
    • The Kingdom at War
    • The Kingdom at Peace
  • Presence
    • Banished from God’s Presence
    • Blessed with God’s Presence
  • Glory
    • Exchange of Glory
    • Brilliance in Glory

As you can see, each of these themes is progressively developed in light of their unfolding biblical revelation, from Genesis to Revelation.

The Biblical-Theological approach is excellent, and the themes themselves are rich and rewarding. This book is a real gem. Very well informed and thoroughly enjoyable.

I need to listen to my wife more!

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Life Everlasting: The Unfolding Story of Heaven

P&R, 2012 | 240 pages

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