Book Review: 50 Days of Heaven

I just finished reading 50 Days of Heaven by Randy Alcorn. This book was given to me by my church after my husband passed away. It blessed me in the midst of many tearful days by giving me hope and reminding me that there is so much I have to look forward to. When I take my last breath, life here will end, but I will step into a new beginning that is beyond imagination.

C.S. Lewis said, "I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country, which I shall not find till after death; I must never let it get snowed under or turned aside; I must make it the main object of life to press on to that other country and to help others to do the same."

We are often consumed by our responsibilities, goals, and expectations here on earth that we don't take enough time to contemplate heaven. It seems far away and we still have so much time to live here on earth. We forget that this life is but a vapor in comparison to eternity. It will be over sooner than any of us can imagine. By keeping our eyes on the hereafter, we live more fulfilling and productive lives today. By productive, I don't mean making more money or obtaining higher goals. I'm talking about being productive for the next life. What we obtain here cannot be taken to heaven. But what we do for others—the self-sacrifices we make, the love we show, the giving of ourselves—can be taken with us. Our reward will be in heaven for the love we showed to others while lived here on earth. Randy Alcorn said, "Our lives on Earth are a training camp to ready us for Heaven."

If you're reading this and you realize you don't think enough about Heaven, I want to encourage you to read this book. It basically contains 50 devotional-length chapters that will give you a glimpse into all that is awaiting you. By the time you reach the 50th day, you will long with greater fervency for all God has prepared for you.


Anneliese Dalaba

January 19, 2022