Every human being has a desire to cling to this life. This is only natural because our earthly existence is all we know. To think of heaven and an eternal existence is beyond our comprehension. It is impossible to think of existing forever with the God who fashioned the universe out of nothing! But this is the great hope and eternal promise made plain and spoken of so often in the Word of God. Such a hope is referred to many times in both the Old and the New Testament. Sometimes this promise is couched in terms that may escape us at first. For example, the Bible speaks of God as the present Father of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Moses wrote: “The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, has appeared to me …” (Exod. 3:16). This tells us that these patriarchs are still alive, they are residing with God in glory. They are out of their bodies, but they are presently with the Lord God who created them. The poet Job goes even further and writes:
“I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will take His stand on the earth. … Even though my flesh will be destroyed, yet from my flesh I shall see God; whom I myself shall behold, and whom my eyes shall see and not someone else. … My heart will faint within me [when I see Him].” (Job 19:25-26)
Dr. Mal Couch has written this book to give courage to all who put their faith in Christ as their Savior. The Word of God tells us that we will be with our Maker for eternity. Almost from the very beginning of the Bible the afterlife is spelled out for our edification and comfort. In fact, it can be said for certain that the Scriptures tells us more of heaven and eternity than any other religious writing. And the Bible gives us near complete information on the subject. No one can read the Word of God and not be encouraged along this journey of life. Pass this book on to friends and those who are confused about eternity and heaven. We will someday see our Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ, face to face.
The Hope of Heaven is a softcover book that is important for all pastors, the layman, and also the student in seminary. It gives the major principles we all need to be reminded of as to what heaven is all about. Dr. Couch sets forth the great truths about heaven. While the book has much to say about what we need to know, it is written in easy language so that anyone can grasp the subject. You may wish to order additional copies for friends and those who love the Word Oof God and who are looking forward to eternity with their Creator. It will give them assurance when reading their Bible.