Released in the UK February 2018
Released in the US April 2018
Trade hardback | 112 Pages
9781527101456 • £8.99 $12.99
BISAC – REL067060
Do you know with any certainty where your conscious, thinking, self–aware, communicative self will be after you die? And does it matter, as long as you are in ‘heaven’? But the importance of ‘heaven’ does not consist only in it being the alternative to ‘hell’. It is not just an abstract future state into which we will slip, it is a physical reality which can give us joy and hope even now as we look toward it.
Derek W. H. Thomas, originally from Wales, is the Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina and Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. He is also a Teaching Fellow with Ligonier Ministries. He previously served as the Chairman of the Theology Department at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi, the Minister of Teaching at First Presbyterian Church, also in Jackson.
This book's topic is vital for the Christian life. Christians need to be clear on their hope, and we won't be clear on our hope until we trust in what God in the Scriptures says is to come for all who trust in Christ.
Chancellor and CEO, Reformed Theological Seminary
Reams of false teaching abound about heaven. Here a skillful pastor-theologian draws our eyes to Scripture's vision of our eternal home.
Stephen J. Nichols
President, Reformation Bible College, CAO Ligonier Ministries, Sanford, Florida
Here is encouragement for us in a gloom-laden world. Always joyful, sometimes playful, Dr. Derek Thomas shows us what John Newton called the 'Solid joys and lasting treasures' that are the Christian's birth-right. A truly hope-full, wonder-full, joy-full book to read, treasure, and share.
Sinclair B. Ferguson
Associate Preacher, St. Peter's Free Church, Dundee
We belong to a generation that is obsessed with the present ... dangerously unready for death. It is a book that every one of us should read.
Minister, Bethel Presbyterian Church, Cardiff, Wales