It’s difficult to imagine something as infinitely glorious as Heaven, but in The Happiness of Heaven, Maurice Roberts gives readers what is probably the most accurate view possible.
Drawing from nothing but Scripture, Roberts pieces together a picture of what Heaven is like. He makes it clear, however, that God is the focal point in Heaven, because without God Heaven would be pointless. Psalm 16:11 says, “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
Specific descriptions of aspects of Heaven are found in Revelation, which Roberts examines in detail, but he also discusses Old Testament concepts of purgatory, hell, and other concepts of the afterlife.
The book is amazingly exciting and stirring, and Roberts writes with a sense of urgency that makes readers realize how short and valuable their lives really are. He encourages his readers to accept Christ’s salvation and devote their lives to him. He contends that eternal bliss in Heaven is worth any hardships experienced here. – Matt Maine, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
While belief in heaven is essential to the Christian faith, the fact that pilgrim believers have not yet experienced heaven leaves us with many questions about what it will be like. In The Happiness of Heaven, Maurice Roberts surveys Holy Scripture to tell us what heaven is all about. In his characteristic style, Roberts discusses the biblical data clearly and relevantly, making soul-searching application at every turn. This is not just a book of interesting facts about what heaven is like; it is an appeal to men and women to find their happiness in the eternal comfort of God in Christ.