Heaven (SPCK, 2011)
Shortlisted for the Ramsey Theological Book Prize 2013.
Paula Gooder considers the ways in which the Bible sees heaven and earth connecting, and explores all the major strands of belief about life after death, including the role of paradise, and what happens between death and resurrection. She shows how the biblical writers see heaven and earth as closely connected, so that what happens in heaven affects events on earth and vice versa.
”Here is a fine example of careful biblical scholarship made accessible and exciting.” – Peter Cornwell, Times Literary Supplement’
Paula Gooder once again shows an extraordinary ability to offer top class biblical scholarship in an accessible form. She makes a complex topic interesting and surprisingly relevant.’ – Professor Christopher Rowland, University of Oxford
‘In this profound, lucid and compassionate book, Paula Gooder demonstrates that heaven is not a vague future hope but the presence of the God who made heaven and earth.’ – Jane Williams, author of Lectionary Reflections