Monday, March 24, 2014

Between Heaven and Earth by Steve Berger

Pastor Steve Berger wrote this book out of his experience as the father of a young man who is already in heaven.  His son’s untimely death in an accident caused Berger to be much more interested in heaven than before.  What is heaven really like? What will we do there?

This balanced book addresses what it means to look forward to eternity while doing our work on earth. His main example is Paul, who best described the experience of longing to be with the Lord, but understanding the Kingdom work he still needed to do on earth.

For a book about heaven, this is very down-to-earth with practical advice for Christians still sojourning on earth. One chapter in particular emphasizes the importance of knowing Scripture.  When we understand God’s Word and His plan, it is harder to stay discouraged and easier to look forward to our eternal home.

I received a free review copy from the publisher, Bethany House.