In an unstable and pain-filled world, how can Christians aspire to be a people of hope? Does the Bible really lead us to expect a future life in a vague, ethereal realm called 'heaven', whilst this earth heads for the cosmic incinerator? David Lawrence's book, Heaven: it's not the end of the world challenges Christians to rediscover a biblical understanding of Christ's promises for our future. The visions in this book of a restored and healed creation may well change the way you think about heaven. This book not only explains key biblical concepts – it also holds immediate, practical implications for Christians concerned for mission, social justice and environmental issues in today’s world. In the wake of the disastrous events of 9-11 and other terrorist attacks, many people are asking questions and searching for answers about heaven and eternal life. Scripture Union have therefore reprinted this excellent, thought-provoking book which gives a trustworthy summary of the Bible's teachings on wispy spirits, clutching harps and singing the Hallelujah Chorus! With biblical foundations and vision, the final chapter in particular explores the contemporary implications of heaven.