ANYONE FOR HEAVEN?
Author: John Blanchard
As a friend of mine often reminds people, ‘We are not here to stay; we are here to go.’ I am writing these words in a Consultant’s waiting room in a London hospital. Some of the other patients are showing signs of great physical distress, moving reminders that the whole world is a hospital in which everyone is a terminal patient.
The South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard performed the world’s first human heart transplant operation in 1967 and the first double-heart transplant in 1974. Later in life he said, ‘At 79, people ask me, “Where do you go from here?” I say to them, “I’m on the waiting list. I don’t exactly know where I am on that, or where I’m going. But I’m on it”.’ So are you! Even as you read hese words you are fighting a losing battle with death, whatever your age or present state of health. What will happen to you when death wins?
Dr. John Blanchard, author, evangelist and Christian apologist. Some eighteen million copies of his publications are in print in over 60 languages.
‘In this booklet on heaven, John Blanchard brings eternity to bear on the mind and the conscience - just as he did with his earlier work on hell. However, this booklet is even more accessible and is, in fact, a comprehensive evangelistic tract organised around the theme of heaven. Contemporary, readable and, above all, thoroughly biblical – an excellent book to give to a friend or neighbour.’
The Rev Kenneth Stewart, Reformed Presbyterian Church, Glasgow
‘In this brilliantly clear and well-informed booklet John Blanchard answers the question “What happens when we die?” Stripped of misconceptions and myths, the place to which Jesus offers to take us – Heaven – is invitingly described and the way to get there is explained. This booklet is full of understanding of the human condition and of God’s great promises – and you can read it in less than an hour!’
The Rev Dominic Smart, Minister, Gilcomston South Church, Aberdeen
‘The ready and clear insights of John Blanchard have again provided an extremely helpful, readable and biblically faithful work. With an economy of words and a clear flow of biblical insights while avoiding trivial sentimentalism, he has given us a marvellous evangelistic tool. Read this booklet and use it prolifically.’
Dr Harry L. Reeder III, Senior, Pastor, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama
‘In contrast to John Lennon’s ‘Imagine there’s no heaven’ John Blanchard shows very clearly that there is — and will leave you in no doubt as to how to be sure you go there at the end of this life.’
The Rev Jonathan Wood, Pastor, Whittlesey Baptist Church, Peterborough
‘I urge you to do everything you can to be sure you are going to heaven. The way there is very clear and in this delightfully engaging booklet you will discover what it is.’
Dr Geoff Thomas, Pastor, Alfred Place Baptist Church, Aberystwyth, Wales
‘You are holding in your hands a booklet that gives clear answers to life’s deepest questions. In plain language it lays down the truth about eternity, Jesus Christ and you. Get ready for answers; and be prepared to have your life changed.’
Dr John Gillespie, Global Training Network, Kansas City
If today you enjoy the digital convenience of e-mail, iPads, smart phones and Facebook, try an Internet search for the meaning of heaven and you will not get what you will find here. John Blanchard has once again written a compelling, insightful and thoroughly researched booklet that I cannot recommend highly enough. If you think you know all that there is to know about heaven, think again. This is a masterful handling of the subject, a must read – ‘it’s easy if you try’.
Dr Richard Gibbons, Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Greenville, S. Carolina
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