What's the Truth About Eternity?
The afterlife seems like the great unknown. Human imagination and Hollywood have come up with many speculations about what lies beyond. How can we set aside the misconceptions and find the truth?
What are the straightforward, biblical answers everyone needs to know about heaven, hell, and the afterlife? Mike Fabarez examines 10 faulty beliefs that are surprisingly widespread—and look to God's Word alone for the facts. You will find the truth about common misperceptions like
- When I die, I'll go to sleep until the resurrection
- On my way to heaven I'll have to put in some time in purgatory
- Heaven will be boring with very little to do
You don't need to guess about the future—God's Word is ready to inform your mind and settle your heart. Let this book guide you toward a deeper joy, faith, and understanding of eternity.
|Publisher:||Harvest House Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)|
About the Author
Mike Fabarez is the founding pastor of Compass Bible Church in South Orange County, California, and has been in pastoral ministry for more than 25 years. Pastor Mike is committed to clearly communicating God’s word verse-by-verse, challenging listeners to apply what they have learned to their daily lives.
Pastor Mike is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Talbot School of Theology (M.A.) and Westminster Theological Seminary in California (D.Min.). He frequently speaks at conferences. Mike has authored several books, including Raising Men Not Boys, Lifelines for Tough Times, Preaching That Changes Lives, Getting It Right, Praying for Sunday, Why the Bible, and his newest book, 10 Mistakes People Make about Heaven, Hell, and the Afterlife.
Pastor Mike’s bold, straightforward preaching was brought to Christian radio in 1998. Focal Point radio ministry is aired daily on more than 750 radio stations. On the Friday broadcast, listeners can hear their questions answered on the Ask Pastor Mike segment. Both engaging and gripping, every Focal Point broadcast consistently points listeners to Jesus Christ. Focal Point also offers a wide array of books, articles, study guides, and other biblical resources on their website at focalpointministries.org.
Table of Contents
What Lies Beyond the Grave? 5
1 All Roads Lead to Heaven 15
2 When I Die I'll Go to Sleep Until the Resurrection 31
3 On My Way to Heaven Have to Put in Some Time in Purgatory 49
4 Heaven Is Filled with See-Through Bodies and Cotton-Ball Clouds 65
5 Heaven Is Filled with Tract Homes and Government-Issued Uniforms 81
6 I'm Afraid I Might Sin My Way Out of Heaven 99
7 There Is No Hell 117
8 Hell's Going to Be One Big Party with My Friends 133
9 Hell Is the Exact Same Terrible Experience for Everyone 149
10 It Doesn't Matter What Happens to My Body After I Die 167
Appendix: Becoming a Christian 185
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have read several of Dr. Fabarez's books, and this one, like all of the others, demonstrates superb craftsmanship. What I mean by this is that Dr. Fabarez does not simply, as many others do, wax eloquent in disseminating opinions, but instead makes profound truths clear and solidly bases them on Biblical text. This topic is awash in confusion based on modern fantasy, movies, music, lore and opinion. But Dr. Fabarez brings consummate clarity to and trustworthy information on the subject by expertly wielding the one completely authoritative source on it--the Bible. God has said much on this topic, if we will set aside the modern silliness, such as the heavenly tourism books ("I died, saw Grandpa and my pony there, and came back to tell you about it!"), baseless opinion and pop-culture descriptions. Dr. Fabarez's book presents a clear voice, like a breath of fresh air, in a noisy, crowded place, and brings this subject back to sorely-needed basics as set forth in Scripture. An absolute must-read for those who want--and need--clear answers in a confused world.