Eternal life-is it a dream come true or an ominous threat? For those who worry that floating on clouds and playing harps sounds incredibly dull, this book offers a unique, engaging, and compelling perspective on heaven. Heaven!… Boring? departs from typical explorations of Heaven to inspect the concept of life-ever-after from fresh vantage points. Author Greg Thomas, MD brings history, biology, cosmology, philosophy, and life experience, together with whimsical and relevant anecdotes to stimulate the intellect while simultaneously entertaining. Examine how modern science sheds light on the relationship between the temporal and the eternal, and how this can actually deepen our appreciation for the biblical promise of eternal life. Explore how our present sensory experiences both reveal and conceal the eternal. Most importantly, Thomas offers reflections on how the gospel promise of eternal life is indeed good news! The promise of eternal life is not a sentimental notion or wishful thinking; it is serious business. This book is for everyone who has ever asked, \"Will I get bored in Heaven?\"
|Publisher:||Deep River Books LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Greg Thomas (BS, Oregon State University; MD, Oregon Health Sciences University; family practice internship/residency, University of Missouri) has spent nearly four decades as a family doctor in Salem, Oregon. Greg met and married his wife, Heidi, while in medical school. Even while working full-time and co-raising their five children, Greg looked for opportunities for theological reflection, beginning with teaching his three-year old son's Sunday school class with the able assistance of a skunk puppet named Flower.
Table of Contents
Foreword Michael Thomas 9
Chapter 1 Eternity 13
Chapter 2 Historical Perspectives on Heaven 17
Chapter 3 Time 43
Chapter 4 Cosmology: The Necessity of a New Heaven and New Earth 53
Chapter 5 Sex 63
Chapter 6 Special Abilities and Sensational Senses 71
Chapter 7 Discovering the Universal Truths 81
Chapter 8 Making Light of God 93
Chapter 9 Relationship and the Search for Significance 109
Appendix A Time, Dimensions, and God: A Mathematicians Perspective 131
Appendix B Who Is Really to Blame for the Death of Jesus? 141
What People are Saying About This
"Greg Thomas brings purpose and focus to his personal quest to answer the question Will Heaven be boring?Dr. Thomas weaves experiences from his own life, told with frankness and wit, anddevelops his treatise withextensive research into biblical and extra-biblical manuscripts, astrophysics, science, and nature. For anyone who is curious about Heaven, this is a book well worth reading."
-Lawrence Barber, pastor and counselor, Charis Foundation, Eugene OR