Everything New: Reimagining Heaven and Hell

Everything New: Reimagining Heaven and Hell

by Jeff Cook
     
 

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This is a book about God.

Not just any God, but a God worth believing in.

It’s a book about wrestling with death and fear and doubt—and hoping to find something bigger.

It's a book about heaven. Often when we think of heaven, what comes to mind is escape. According to Medieval art and modern cartoons, “heaven” is about leaving this world.

Overview

This is a book about God.

Not just any God, but a God worth believing in.

It’s a book about wrestling with death and fear and doubt—and hoping to find something bigger.

It's a book about heaven. Often when we think of heaven, what comes to mind is escape. According to Medieval art and modern cartoons, “heaven” is about leaving this world. Heaven is about getting as far away from what we and others have broken as possible. Perhaps we think this world is too base, too painful, too irreparably shattered to fix so our only hope is to leave.

But this is a move of despair, and despair isn't healthy.

This is a book about hell. Sometimes we believe ridiculous ideas so long they no longer seem ridiculous. But we need to reimagine hell. The real God would not choose a world that could contains an everlasting torture chamber.

Most of all this is a book about Jesus. Not the Jesus we see in bad Christian art, but the Jesus who emerges from a dark corner of history and can’t help illuminating everything he touches. In this Jesus, we see a new kind of God. In this Jesus, we see a new future.

Editorial Reviews

Blurb - Shane Hipps. Teaching Pastor Mars Hill Bible Church.
“Prepare to see God in new ways.”
Shane Hipps. Teaching Pastor Mars Hill Bible Church.
“Prepare to see God in new ways.”
Blurb - Scot McKnight. North Park University.
Jeff Cook offers an honest voice in the midst of too many saying the same thing with subtle, monotonous, meaningless differences ... There’s more in this little book than its length indicates. Digest this book.
Scot McKnight. North Park University.
Jeff Cook offers an honest voice in the midst of too many saying the same thing with subtle, monotonous, meaningless differences ... There’s more in this little book than its length indicates. Digest this book.
Blurb - Preston Sprinkle. New York Times Best Selling Author.
A creatively written and historically grounded portrait ... Everything New presents Jesus in beautiful and compelling ways.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014350389
Publisher:
Subversive Books
Publication date:
01/24/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
383 KB

Meet the Author

Jeff Cook teaches philosophy at the University of Northern Colorado. He pastors Atlas Church and live in Greeley, Colorado with his wife and two sons.

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