50 Things You Need to Know about Heaven by Dr. John Hart

I was drawn to this book by the title and the synopsis that the Bible can answer our most important questions about heaven. As a long-time student of the Bible, I was curious to see what Dr. Hart would share in his book.

While I do not share Dr. Hart’s prevailing religious conviction that all we must do is believe in Jesus to receive the eternal life promised in the Bible, I thought Dr. Hart’s handling of Biblical text was fair and for the most part unbiased.

The organization of the book of one question per chapter worked well. I liked how Dr. Hart referenced multiple translations of the Bible as he addressed different questions. I also like how he briefly referenced scripture in the text but then at the end of each chapter included additional references if we want to study more about a specific topic. It was helpful how he referenced other chapters in the book as needed instead of repeating material he already covered or would cover later in the book.

I found the book easy to read, but thoughtful and thorough in its presentations of the chosen topics. I was particularly intrigued about Dr. Hart’s discussion about the “new earth.” While this discussion of heaven might not answer all your questions, it does an excellent job of showing us how much information the Bible has to share with us about heaven. Bethany House gave me a complimentary copy of 50 Things You Need to Know about Heaven by Dr. John Hart to review.

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