Max Lucado’s new gift book, Beyond Heaven’s Door released just in time for Easter with answers to common questions and concerns about heaven, death and dying. He uses Scripture and selections from work previously published in When Christ Comes to quiet collective doubts and fears about all three in twenty short chapters that foster understanding as well as faith and trust.
Max, long considered a “golf addict, begins with a short golf story.” When pro-golfer, Scott Simpson invited him to “attend the Masters Golf Tournament” known as the “Holy Grail” of golfing, his excitement and anticipation were hard to contain. However, upon arrival he was refused entry to the one place he really wanted to see—the locker room where the “players hang out.”
He likens that rejection to fears many have about heaven. They either don’t believe or entertain doubts about going to heaven even though they are “God-fearing…church-attending” people. Yet, “according to the Bible, it is possible to ‘know beyond the shadow of a doubt that you have eternal life (1 John 5:13 MSG)…”
One heavenly requirement is faith and belief in Jesus Christ, however, Max writes it also depends on the “clothing you wear…”
· What the “clothing of Christ” is and why it’s significant.
· Why the color of your clothing is important.
· What seeds and harvest have to do with heaven?
· Where souls go when the body dies.
Although small in size, Max’s reassuring message offers scriptural comfort about a journey everyone is destined to take. It’s especially appropriate for Easter, a time when we remember Christ’s victory on the cross that ensures eternal life in heaven for those who accept and believe.
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‘Beyond Heaven's Door’ by Max Lucado, Thomas Nelson, 2013, Hardcover, 978-0849948435, $14.99
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