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Religion News Service: Scot McKnight’s Take on Heaven, Both Fact & Fiction

Religion News Service Columnist Jonathan Merritt discusses with New Testament Scholar Scot McKnight the facts and the fiction about Heaven. Although interest in the afterlife remains a popular topic, stories of near-death experiences have come under new skepticism and slowed in sales momentum. Merritt interviews McKnight about the his book The Heaven Promise and what the Bible actually has to say or doesn’t say about Heaven.  Read the full story here.

 

Heaven-Promise

SNEAK PEEK – The Heaven Promise by Scot McKnight

Heaven isn’t just a dream; it’s a promise!

Click here to download chapter one of  The Heaven Promise.

For far too long, we’ve talked about heaven as if it were a dream or someplace that only exists in fairytales. We want to believe it’s real, but with such an expanse of contradictory information, it’s difficult to know what to believe.

To add even more confusion, we are left to sift through the tales of individuals who have crossed over and returned. With so many competing narratives and accounts based on what many think are beyond-death experiences, wouldn’t it be nice to have a straight forward examination of what the Bible has to say about heaven?

Best-selling author and New Testament scholar Scot McKnight thought so too, which is why he wrote The Heaven Promise.

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To Heaven and Back Author to be Featured on OWN

Mary C. Neal, MD, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller To Heaven and Back (WaterBrook Press), will be featured on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network in a new series called “In Deep Shift” which will air on Sunday, February 8 at Noon EST. Filmmaker Jonas Elrod hosts the 30-minute weekly program which features individuals whose lives have been transformed by an extraordinary event.

In To Heaven and Back, Neal, an orthopaedic surgeon in Jackson, Wyo., recounts the experience of her drowning during a kayaking accident in South America and her journey to heaven where she communicated with angels and ultimately returned to earth to share what she learned.

Neal has appeared on “Today,” “Fox and Friends,” “Hour of Power,” “Marie” and “Katie,” as well as dozens of radio programs and been featured in Guideposts and Christianity Today. Released [ … ]

Additional Resources for hand in Hand by Randy Alcorn!

One of the most perplexing theological questions—Is it possible to reconcile God’s sovereignty with human choice?—is also one of the most personal. Bestselling author and theologian Randy Alcorn brings life-changing insight to the great debate between God’s power versus human choice in his new book, hand in Hand.

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Unpack the truths of this weighty issue and the implications it has for believers using this Sermon Outline.

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SNEAK PEEK: Heaven, Hell, and Life After Death by Kay Arthur

Discover what God says about death, dying, and life after death.

Click here to download chapter one of Heaven, Hell, and Life After Death.

Many people are intrigued by what lies beyond death’s door, but we live in an age bombarded with many conflicting views. How can we be sure of what is true? In this eye-opening study you’ll examine the Bible’s answers about death and what comes next. As you confront the inevitability of death in the context of the promise of heaven and the reality of hell, you will be challenged to examine your heart—and in doing so, find that, in grabbing hold of the hope of eternal life, the sting of death is replaced with peace.

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