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Editors: D. A. Carson and Jeff Robinson Sr.


Essays on the New Heaven and New Earth

Do Christians overemphasize the hope of the future to the neglect of needs in the present?

Are discussions about the end times unimportant so long as we all “get to heaven” in the end?

In Coming Home, a team of eight leading Bible teachers offers us a vision of the new heaven and new earth that doesn’t just impact our view of the future—it also has the potential to change how we live today. These eight essays will stir up within us a longing for our future home as we eagerly await Jesus’s glorious return.

Contributions by Timothy J. Keller, John Piper, D. A. Carson, Rev. Augustus Nicodemus Lopes, Mark Dever, Voddie Baucham Jr., J. Ligon Duncan III, Philip Graham Ryken

Table of Contents:

Preface by D. A. Carson

  1. Life and Prosperity, Death and Destruction
    Deuteronomy 30:1–20
    Timothy Keller
  2. The Shoot from Jesse, the Nations, and Israel 
    Isaiah 11
    John Piper
  3. The Lord Is There
    Ezekiel 40–48
    D. A. Carson
  4. The Father’s Home, and the Way There
    John 14:1–14
    Augustus Nicodemus Lopes
  5. The Day of the Lord
    1 Thessalonians 4:13–5:11
    Mark Dever
  6. The Resurrection and the Life
    1 Corinthians 15:35–58
    Voddie Baucham Jr. 
  7. Living in the Hope of Liberation from Bondage
    Romans 8:16–25
    J. Ligon Duncan III
  8. A New Heaven and a New Earth
    Revelation 21:1–22:5
    Philip Graham Ryken

Appendix: Biblical Foundations for Seeking God’s Justice in a Sinful World
A Panel Discussion
Thabiti Anyabwile, Voddie Baucham Jr., D. A. Carson, Timothy Keller, Miguel Núñez, and John Piper

General Index
Scripture Index


About the editors:

D. A. Carson (PhD, Cambridge University) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he has taught since 1978. He is a cofounder of the Gospel Coalition and has written or edited nearly 120 books. He and his wife, Joy, have two children and live in the north suburbs of Chicago.

C. Jeffrey Robinson Sr. (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a senior editor for the Gospel Coalition and serves as the lead pastor for New City Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He also serves as adjunct professor of church history at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the coauthor of To The Ends of the Earth: Calvin's Mission, Vision, and Legacy.