50 Things You Need to Know about Heaven. By John Hart. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers, 2014. 137 pages. Paper, $9.99.
John Hart is a Professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.
I love the idea of fifty very short chapters dealing with fifty important questions about eternity future. Each chapter can be read in a few minutes.
JOTGES readers will appreciate the fact that Hart takes a Free Grace viewpoint in this entire book. The nature of the book does not give him opportunity to stress that things like turning from sins, submission, obedience, and perseverance are not conditions of everlasting life. But what he does do is stress that the sole condition of everlasting life and spending eternity with the Lord is believing in the Lord Jesus Christ (pp. 15, 18-19, 22, 25, 34-35, 95, 120-22).
Also in this book is a discussion of hell, the Judgment Seat of Christ, eternal rewards, assurance, etc.
Though this book does not given in-depth answers to the questions it answers, it is well done and well worth having. I recommend it.
Robert N. Wilkin
Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society