The 8 Best Books About Heaven

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For Christian people, heaven is a mysterious and fascinating place. There is so much that is unknown about our eternal home. Even still, we can draw from some of the best biblical perspectives on heaven and catch a comforting glimpse into what eternity will be like with these books about heaven.

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"Heaven is for Real" by Todd Burpo

Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
Amazon

Paperback; 192 Pages

Heaven is for Real is about a four-year-old boy, Colton, who has a near-death experience. In the months following, he begins to share snippets of this experience with his parents, who are stunned by what their little boy reveals. Colton's story is moving. The characters are relatable. The narrative flowed with a casual, conversational, and humorous style. There was nothing artificial or spiritually contrived about this family. Colton's story is told through the eyes of his father, Todd Burpo, the senior pastor of a small Wesleyan church in Nebraska. He's down-to-earth, and his book is incredibly uplifting in light of what we know about heaven in Scripture. It's a short, easy read. And that's good, because you may not be able to put it down.

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"In Light of Eternity" by Randy Alcorn

In Light of Eternity by Randy Alcorn
Amazon

Hardcover; 176 Pages

Randy Alcorn challenges us to live our lives in light of eternity and can help us realize that what we crave is found there. This book is perfect for those who have lost a loved one and are having grief. This book can help lessen your grief because it will point out that there is no grief in heaven and that your loved ones are encountering joy in their adventure in eternity instead.

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"Heaven" by Randy Alcorn

Heaven by Randy Alcorn
Amazon

Hardcover; 350 Pages

Also by Randy Alcorn, this book provides us with a thoroughly researched biblical description of heaven. Many of us have serious questions about heaven, and also some not-so-serious questions. Alcorn addresses these issues and helps us develop a greater understanding and a more profound longing for our eternal destination.

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"The Slumber of Christianity" by Ted Dekker

The Slumber of Christianity by Ted Dekker
Amazon

Hardcover; 208 Pages

Ted Dekker, one of my favorite Christian fiction authors, has put forth this challenge to believers, asking us to wake up from our bored slumber and remember our central hope. His goal is to ignite our passion for the exotic and pleasurable eternal inheritance that God has planned for those of us who will inherit his kingdom in heaven.

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"Heaven: My Father's House" by Anne Graham Lotz

Heaven: My Father's House by Anne Graham Lotz
Amazon

Hardcover; 144 Pages

Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of Billy Graham, encourages us to look forward to our eternal home. Many of us live life dreading the unknown, uncertain, and often fearful aspects of our future. Lotz reminds us that we can trust God and look with hope toward God's ultimate vision for us, knowing heaven is sure to be a refuge of peace--the perfect place prepared for us.

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"The Five People You Meet in Heaven" by Mitch Albom

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
Amazon

Hardcover; 196 Pages

This book by Mitch Albom may not initially appeal to all Christians. Readers must step past the fact that it does not focus on biblical accuracy. Instead, Albom has written an original tale to help us rethink the afterlife and the meaning of our lives here on earth. Too often we are caught up in what we can see, while in God's reality, there is so much more to life than what meets our natural eye.

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"90 Minutes in Heaven" by Don Piper

90 Minutes in Heaven
Amazon

Trade Paperback; 208 Pages

Don Piper, a Baptist preacher, together with Cecil Murphey, details the 90 minutes following a car accident in which he is pronounced dead at the scene. In this true story, Piper recalls hearing beautiful music, seeing people who made an impact in his life and experiencing an incredible sense of peace. He also remembers the prayer that "brought him back."

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"I'll Hold You In Heaven" by Jack Hayford

I'll Hold You In Heaven by Jack Hayford
Amazon

Mass Paperback; 117 Pages

With great compassion, Jack Hayford has written a book for anyone who has ever lost a baby, either through miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion, or early infant death. Using a biblical foundation, Hayford helps answer the haunting questions that surround this tragic loss.