Book Review: Between Heaven and Earth by Steve Berger
This author was motivated to study heaven after the untimely and tragic death of his teen age son a few years ago.
Overall I found this book to be easy to read and easy to understand. Included was a clear presentation of the gospel.
I found myself frequently thinking about the verse that exhorts us to set our affections on things above (Col. 3:2). This book was a big help to do just that and to get a heavenly mindset in general.
The personal glimpses into the author’s story were refreshing and revealed God’s faithfulness in his life.
Facts about heaven are shared and I found it to be uplifting as I was encouraged to have a future, but very real, hope.
This book seemed more like an appetite whetter than a full blown feast but I did feel encouraged to do further study on this topic.
I also found some things in this book that I would call “balanced”. He has one chapter on the importance of the Word (Bible) in our lives and one chapter on the importance of the Holy Spirit in our lives—-balanced. There seemed to also be a balance between talking about having our hearts in heaven and having our hands in the earthly harvest.
Another “plus” I found in this book was that once you anchor your heavenly hopes properly your earthly purpose will become more anchored as well.
This book was not “great” nor “spectacular” but it was definitely at least “good” with all the pluses that I already pointed out. If you have had a tragedy befall you or wish to be prepared spiritually and doctrinally before one does (as it seems to happen to all of us in this fallen world) then this book will certainly help you. This book would also make a good gift to someone else who has gone through a tragedy.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers as part of their blogging for books program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
To purchase your own copy of this book go here:Between Heaven and Earth: Finding Hope, Courage, and Passion Through a Fresh Vision of Heaven
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