Death can be an uncomfortable and scary topic—but each of us must face the question, “What happens when I die?” For Christians, heaven can be a confusing subject. “Do we all become angels?” “What will heaven be like?” We must turn back to the Bible to have these questions answered.

New from Concordia Publishing House comes Death, Heaven, Resurrection, and the New Creation. In this six-session Bible study, Kent Burreson and Beth Hoeltke examine the role the physical body plays in life and death, the experience of dying, and the nature of the new creation and our resurrected bodies.

This Bible study is for all Christians, confirmation age and beyond, to encourage participants to speak openly about death, discuss what the Bible says, and glimpse the glorious life in Christ’s presence in the new creation. This study celebrates the value God places on the human body He created, provides assurance of His presence during death, and delivers Christ’s promise of bodily resurrection in the new creation.

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About the Authors

Rev. Dr. Kent J. Burreson is the Louis A. Fincke and Anna B. Shine professor of systematic theology and dean of the chapel at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. A doctoral graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he has a strong interest in the historical development of liturgical practice and the theological meaning of what is said and done in worship. He previously served as a pastor in Mishawaka, Indiana.

Dr. Beth Hoeltke currently serves as the director of the graduate school for Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and as an adjunct faculty member for Concordia University—Portland. After earning her PhD in doctrinal theology, she has pursued research, writing, and public speaking on the theology of creation and its intersection in daily life and communal practice.