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Contents Acknowledgments 00 Preface 00 Part One: A Theology of Heaven Introduction: The Subject of Heaven 00 Section 1: Realizing our Destiny Chapter 1 Are You Looking Forward to Heaven? 00 Chapter 2 Is Heaven Beyond Our Imiagination? 00 Chapter 3 Is Heaven Our Default Destination . . . Or Is Hell? 00 Chapter 4 Can You Know You're Going to Heaven? 00 Section 2: Understanding the Intermediate Heaven Chapter 5 What is the Nature of the Intermediate Heaven? 00 Chapter 6 Is the Intermediate Heaven a Physical Place? 000 Chapter 7 What is Life Like in the Intermediate Heaven? 000 Section 3: Grasping Redemption's Far Reach Chapter 8 This World is Not Our Home . . . Or Is It? 000 Chapter 9 Why is Earth's Redemption Essential to God's Plan? 000 Chapter 10 What Will It Mean for the Curse to Be Lifted? 000 Section 4: Anticipating Resurrection Chapter 11 Why Is Resurrection So Important? 000 Chapter 12 Why Does All Creation Await Our Resurrection? 000 Chapter 13 What Will Our Resurrection Be Like? 000 Section 5: Seeing the Earth Restored Chapter 14 Where and When Will Our Deliverance Come? 000 Chapter 15 Will the Old Earth Be Destroyed . . . Or Renewed? 000 Chapter 16 Will the New Earth Be Familiar . . . Like Home? 000 Section 6: Celebrating Our Relationship with God Chapter 17 What Will It Mean to See God? 000 Chapter 18 What Will It Mean for God to Dwell Among Us? 000 Chapter 19 How Will We Worship God? 000 Section 7: Ruling on the New Earth Chapter 20 What Does God's Eternal Kingdom Involve? 000 Chapter 21 Will We Actually Rule With Christ? 000 Chapter 22 How Will We Rule God's Kingdom? 000 Part Two: Questions and Answers About Heaven Section 8: What Will the Resurrected Earth Be Like? Chapter 23 Will the New Earth Be an Edenic Paradise? 000 Chapter 24 Will There Be Animals on the New Earth? 000 Chapter 25 Will Animals, including Pets, Live Again? 000 Chapter 26 What Is the New Jerusalem? 000 Chapter 27 What Will the Great City Be Like? 000 Chapter 28 Will There Be Space and Time? 000 Chapter 29 Will the New Earth Have Sun, Moon, and Seas? 000 Section 9: What Will Our Lives Be Like? Chapter 30 Will We Be Ourselves? 000 Chapter 31 What Will Our Bodies Be Like? 000 Chapter 32 Will We Eat and Drink on the New Earth? 000 Chapter 33 Will We Be Capable of Sinning? 000 Chapter 34 What Will We Know and Learn? 000 Chapter 35 What Will Our Daily Lives Be Like? 000 Section 10: What Will Our Relationships Be Like? Chapter 36 Will We Desire Relationships with Anyone But God? 000 Chapter 37 Will there be Marriage, Families, and Friendships? 000 Chapter 38 Who Will We Meet and What Will We Experience Together? 000 Chapter 39 How Will We Relate to Each Other? 000 Chapter 40 What Will New Earth Society Be Like? 000 Section 11: What Will We Do in Heaven? Chapter 41 Will Heaven Ever Be Boring? 000 Chapter 42 Will There Be Arts, Entertainment, Laughter, Sports, and Play? 000 Chapter 43 Will Our Dreams Be Fulfilled and Missed Opportunities Regained? 000 Chapter 44 Will We Design Crafts, Technology, and New Modes of Travel? 000 Part Three: Living in Light of Heaven Chapter 45 Reorienting Ourselves to Heaven as Our Home 000 Chapter 46 Anticipating the Great Adventure 000 Appendixes Appendix A Christoplatonism's False Assumptions Appendix B Literal and Figurative Interpretation Notes 000 Scripture Index 000 Subject Index 000 About the Author 000
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Heaven -- Christianity.