Life Everlasting: The Unfolding Story of Heaven (Explorations in Biblical Theology)
Barber, Dan C.; Peterson, Robert A.
“Christians speak of going to heaven and of the blessings of heaven, but often have a very vague understanding of what the Bible says about heaven and the final consummation of God’s plan of salvation. Dan Barber and Robert Peterson’s Life Everlasting, with clear and careful exegesis, presents what the Bible says about heaven. This is a valuable work for helping the believer to understand the future blessings that God has prepared for his people.”See All
Van Lees (M.Div.
Covenant Theological Seminary; D.Min., Reformed Theological Seminary; Ph.D. from Whitefield Theological Seminary), Pastor, Covenant of Grace Church, St. Charles, Missouri
“What a delight to read Dan Barber and Robert Peterson’s wonderful book, Life Everlasting! In a day and age when discussion of heaven is either purely speculative or mere sentimentality, this book carefully unfolds the biblical teaching on heaven in all its depth, breadth, and wonder. Following the Bible’s own story line, and unfolding the story of heaven across the canon of Scripture, Barber and Peterson develop five beautiful pictures of our final state and what believers may look forward to in regard to life everlasting. Unpacking the Bible’s own teaching on what heaven is—namely, the Christian dwelling in the glorious presence of our triune God in a new creation, enjoying our eternal Sabbath rest, ruling and reigning with Christ as subjects of God’s kingdom, and enjoying the incredible presence of our holy, covenant God—this book leaves the reader with a breathtaking vision of our consummated state. Biblically faithful, theologically rich, and practically written for the church, this book is must reading if you want to think correctly about heaven. In addition, it will not only encourage you to greater love and adoration of our great Creator and Redeemer God, but also stir you anew to cry with the church in all ages, ’So come, Lord Jesus.’”See All
Stephen J. Wellum (M.Div.
Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School), Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Editor, The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology
“Dan Barber and Robert Peterson’s Life Everlasting is clear, timely, and important. It is biblical, too, both in content and in structure, as it refrains from speculation and highlights the Bible’s own key themes of heaven.”See All
Christopher W. Morgan (Ph.D.
Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary), professor of theology and dean of the School of Christian Ministries at California Baptist University
“What makes this book so appealing and powerful is that it is grounded in a biblical view of heaven and the afterlife, rather than the personal speculations of those who claim to have gone there. The apostle Peter exhorts us to set our hope ’fully on the grace that will be brought’ to us ’at the revelation of Jesus Christ’ (1 Peter 1:13). This book will enable you to do precisely that. I highly recommend it.”See All
Sam Storms (Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D. University of Texas at Dallas)
Senior Pastor, Bridgeway Church, Oklahoma City
“One of the remedies for a cynical and self–gratification culture is to have a hopeful and glorious view of eternal life with God. Robert and Dan help us to gain a view of heaven that is both hopeful and biblical. Heaven is about God. Read this book about heaven and you will learn more about the God who loves you and wants you to be with him forever.”See All
Darrin Patrick (M.Div.
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; D.Min., Covenant Seminary), Lead Pastor, The Journey (an Acts 29 church), St. Louis
“In place of today’s fascination with what happens after death defined by sentimental anecdotes or near–death personal testimonials, Dan Barber and Robert Peterson have presented a highly readable yet thoroughly biblical exposition of the Christ–purchased and –promised eternal hope for every believer. In so doing, they also address the implications for the believer in the present state, and then outline the intermediate and final state, as described in Scripture. I highly commend this book, while even now planning to use it in my own ministry.”See All
Harry L. Reeder
III (M.Div, Westminster Theological Seminary; D.Min., Reformed Theological Seminary), Senior Pastor, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama
This books seeks, on the basis of Scripture, to inform believers about heaven (the new heaveans and the new earth), to form them further into the image of Christ, and to assure them of their place in heaven. It establishes a biblical&ndashtheological framework through which we can better understand heaven—and shows how it produces changes in our everyday lives, not simply when we face death or experience suffering.