Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterlife by Lisa MillerHeaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterlife by Lisa Miller

Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterlife

byLisa Miller

Paperback | March 29, 2011

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“Wonderful…. A smart and accessible take on the ultimate question: What is Heaven? Lisa’s book is a good place to begin to find an answer.”
— Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion

“A rare combination of journalism, memoir, and historical research … this smart yet heartfelt book leads us into the center of one of the greatest conversations of all time. And Lisa Miller is the perfect conversation partner.”
— Stephen Prothero, New York Times bestselling author of American Jesus and Religious Literacy

A groundbreaking history of the hereafter, Heaven by Newsweek reporter and religion editor Lisa Miller draws from both history and popular culture to reveal how past and presage visions of heaven have evolved and how they inspire us to both good and evil.

Lisa Miller is an award-winning journalist and an editor atNewsweek, where she writes regularly about religion, values, culture, and politics. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.
Title:Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the AfterlifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:March 29, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060554762

ISBN - 13:9780060554767


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Bad! Accessible overview of the various monotheistic interpretations of Heaven. Journalist Lisa Miller focuses primarily on Chritian, Jewish and Muslim views of Heaven. The book could have been better had she included a few chapters on viewpoints from Asia, Africa and Native Americans. A fun read but still leaves you with no clarity as Heaven is beyond any human's scope of comprehension.
Date published: 2015-03-11

Editorial Reviews

“Miller’s whirlwind tour of heaven is an entertaining primer on a most complex subject.”