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Setting Our Sights on Heaven: Why It’s Hard and Why It’s Worth It

The Bible says, “Set your minds on things that are above.”

Christians ought to think a lot about heaven, and we ought to do so with a combination of confidence and longing.

So ... why don’t we?

Do we doubt we'll get there? Or perhaps we suspect heaven will be dull. Or maybe we're shackled by an obsession with the past. Or perhaps we haven't grasped the brevity of earthly life.

In Setting Our Sights on Heaven, Paul aims to bring out the Bible’s teaching about heaven, addressing various factors that push heaven out of mind and gospel remedies for what ails us. With a foreword by Sinclair Ferguson.


Part I: The World to Come

The Bible’s teaching about heaven and heavenly-mindedness

Chapter 1. From Beginning to End - Heaven’s past, present and future

Chapter 2. Show Me the Way to Go Home - Getting to heaven, heaven getting here

Chapter 3. Set Your Minds - What heavenly-mindedness entails

Chapter 4. Down to Earth - This makes a difference now.

Part II: The Cure for What Ails Us

Why we struggle to be heavenly-minded, and what to do about it

Chapter 5. Mourning into Dancing - Dispensing with doubts about our destiny

Chapter 6. Face Forward - Breaking free from obsession with the past

Chapter 7. Harps and Clouds - What heaven will—and won’t—be like

Chapter 8. This Vanishing Vapor - Living in light of the shortness of life

Chapter 9. Get Wisdom - “What is God’s will for my life?”

Chapter 10. Love Your Loved Ones - Preparing others for our dying

Chapter 11. If It’s Sunday, It Must Be Heaven - Seeing heaven in the church's worship

Chapter 12. The Whole Counsel of God - Facing the Bible's teaching about hell

Chapter 13. Wayfaring Strangers - Nurturing a pilgrim mindset

Conclusion: The Suburbs of Heaven


Gregory Metcalf, Longview, Washington

Rob Norris, Pastor, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, Maryland - See page 2.