I thought I’d list a few of the books I used in preparing to preach on heaven, in case anyone wants to dive in deeper. I said on Sunday that seeing a future is a necessary part of a missional spirituality, because we have to have a clear vision of the future if we are going to be effective in changing the present. Here are the books:
Simply Christian has a great few chapters on the "heavens" and the "earth", and how they interact. Heaven is all about heaven, of course. The last chapter of the Divine Conspiracy is a very thoughtful exposition on how envisioning a future propels into kingdom living here and now. And Reversed Thunder has a great chapter on Revelation 21-22.