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Foretaste of Heaven amidst Suffering: Living with the Life-Threatening Disease of Amyloidosis

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Foretaste of Heaven is a witness to the enabling grace of God in a time of grave illness. It shows how the Christian hope of the Resurrection of the Dead and of Life Everlasting lifts the mind and heart above the sadness of imminent death and fills the soul with joyful anticipation of heaven. The Psalms in particular are seen as a well from which can be drawn assurances of God as truly "a very present help in time of need."

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Overview

Foretaste of Heaven is a witness to the enabling grace of God in a time of grave illness. It shows how the Christian hope of the Resurrection of the Dead and of Life Everlasting lifts the mind and heart above the sadness of imminent death and fills the soul with joyful anticipation of heaven. The Psalms in particular are seen as a well from which can be drawn assurances of God as truly "a very present help in time of need."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608997909
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Pages: 130

Meet the Author

The Reverend Dr. Peter Toon (1939—2009) was born in Yorkshire, England, and was a graduate of the University of London and of Oxford. He was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1973, and taught theology in both England and America, and was also a visiting professor and guest lecturer at a variety of seminaries and universities in Asia, Europe, and Australia.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

List of Abbreviations xi

Introduction xiii

1 The Night Death Came Knocking 1

2 Earlier Encounters with Serious Illness 9

3 The Reality of Death 18

4 Facing Amyloidosis 28

5 Prayer: An Unfailing Source of Courage and Comfort 36

6 Present Realities of the Kingdom of God 44

7 Submission to God's Will 51

8 Prospect of Healing 59

9 Chastisement and Divine Discipline 68

10 Embracing Change 77

11 Journey's End 90

Appendix: The Prayer Book Society Memorial Service 103

Published Academic Writings of Peter Toon 107

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