Attaining Heaven: What It Is and How to Get There
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Here is the one book you need to grasp the illimitable joys of Heaven - and to discover how to get there. You will learn here what Scripture unveils and what the Church's greatest saints have written about Heaven and its joys, as well as the reason you'll experience bliss, happiness, delights of every kind, satisfaction of all desires, joy unbounded, and pleasure in Heaven.
While any true understanding or appreciation of the joys of Heaven is impossible to us, this book unpacks the many hints of Heaven from Scripture and the saints to provide abundant matter for your meditations. You'll learn that Heaven consists almost entirely of spiritual ideas that cannot be grasped without meditation -- and even then only by one who is not preoccupied with this world and its goods.
Fr. J. P. McCarthy does more than explain what Heaven is - he provides clear guidance on what you can do to secure it. You will learn what to pray for, how to flourish in the virtues of faith, hope, and love, how to experience the depths of God's love for you, and how to be filled with the fortitude you need to live for a happy eternity.
By reading and meditating on these pages, you will grow in your knowledge of God and will soon contemplate the mysteries of the Holy Trinity in a deeper, more fruitful way. You'll also learn:
- What the "lesser joys of Heaven" are
- Why love is the only theological virtue you can take from earth to Heaven
- What it means to store up treasures in Heaven
- What the Beatific Vision means
Best of all, you will discover your true home in Heaven, where you will be welcomed into the friendship of loved ones, the angels, and saints, who await your arrival. You will abide in the total bliss of God's love for you in the eternal wedding banquet and enjoy the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.