Phillips, Richard D.
What does the Bible say about heaven and hell?
How do I distinguish biblical promises from sentimental myths?
How can I be ready?
Exploring the wonders of heaven while taking an honest look at the realities of hell, pastor Michael Allen Rogers provides us with a clear and accessible summary of all things related to the afterlife. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to answer the crucial question of what happens after I die?
Table of Contents:
Part 1: Death’s Tyranny Overthrown by Christ
1. The Land of Deep Shade
2. Death’s Universal Reign
3. Death’s Power Destroyed
4. Because He Lives
Part 2: The Destiny of Unbelief
5. The Default Destination
6. The Strange Disappearance of Hell
7. What Jesus Taught about Hell
8. Does Hell Last Forever?
Part 3: One Minute after a Christian’s Death
9. The Immediate Heaven
10. Immortality is not Enough
Part 4: History’s Consummation
11. The Final Heaven Inaugurated
12. We Shall All Be Changed
13. The Day of the Lord
14. Are Christians Judged for Rewards?
Part 5: The Final Heaven
15. New Heavens and a New Earth
16. A Sabbath Rest for God’s People
17. In Emmanuel’s Land
Part 6: The Security of a Believer’s Hope
18. My Flesh Will Rest Secure
19. Precious in the Sight of the Lord
20. He Has Borne our Griefs
21. Is My Child in Heaven?
22. To Live is Christ, To Die is Gain!
Michael Allen Rogers (DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary) has been senior pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, since 1994, and he is the author of Baptism and the Covenant of Grace.
“Michael Rogers has given the church a fascinating study of the Christian hope of heaven. With pastoral skill, careful interpretation, and logical force, the ultimate destinies of the soul are portrayed. This engaging book will bless laymen and clergy alike. Highly recommended!” — Peter A. Lillback, Senior Pastor, Proclamation Presbyterian Church, President, Westminster Theological Seminary
“Death is the great modern taboo, the thing which we all fear more than anything else and yet which is rarely mentioned, even in Christian circles. It is thus useful to have available a helpful book on the topic. Michael Rogers here addresses the issue head on with theological care and pastoral concern. This is a thoughtful and sensitive exploration of questions surrounding the afterlife and will repay the time spent reading it. Highly recommended.” — Carl R. Trueman, Paul Woolley Professor of Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia
“Though death, along with taxes, is for certain, surprisingly little has been written on the subject. And most of what is out there may actually be counterproductive. This book stands in the gap. Filled to the brim with keen biblical insight, sound theological engagement, and warm pastoral care, this book will be your first—and maybe only—stop for guidance on any and all issues related to death. Speaking personally, my family and I have been richly nourished by the pastoral ministry of Michael Rogers for fifteen years. I am delighted to see that wider audiences may now experience his edifying teaching."— Stephen J. Nichols, Research Professor of Christianity and Culture, Lancaster Bible College
“After nearly forty years of fruitful pastoral ministry you would expect Michael Rogers to be wise in guiding believers through the challenging question, what’s next after this life? In What Happens After I Die? those expectations are exceeded. These pages reflect a depth of biblical reflection and practical help through which Dr. Rogers now extends his thoughtful understanding of Scripture to all who will read. What does the Bible say about heaven and hell? How will this world end? How can I be ready? These and many other questions are addressed with skill and Christ-centered hope. This is not dry eschatology; it is biblical truth that both challenges and encourages, enlightens and engages.” — Timothy Z. Witmer, Professor of Practical Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary; author, The Shepherd Leader and The Shepherd Leader at Home