Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Who'll Be in Heaven & Who... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by salvobooks
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: overall good condition inside
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Who'll Be in Heaven & Who Won't? Paperback – October 18, 2012

3.9 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$13.95
$7.28 $4.23

The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
$13.95 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Dwight Carlson is a layman who has extensively studied the Scriptures and the literature of the last 1,900 years of the subjects addressed. He has been on his denomination's regional evangelism committee and served on four mission boards. He is a bestselling author, retired psychiatrist, and internist and has been an assistant clinical professor at U.C.L.A. He lives with his wife, Betty, in Santa Barbara, California.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 158 pages
  • Publisher: WestBowPress (October 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449766277
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449766276
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,559,958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
Many people believe the path to heaven is like the spokes on a tire and there are many different ways to reach it. In this short volume, Dr. Dwight Carlson tackled this topic: WHO'LL BE IN HEAVEN & WHO WON'T?

As he writes in the introduction, "The aim of this book is to evaluate what the Scriptures actually say on the subject. The goal is to communicate critical ideas that for the most part are not appreciated by the vast majority of the religious and irreligious alike." (Page xvii)

The subtitle for this book reveals the contents: "Many "Christians" will be lost. There will be heathen in heaven. Catholics will be there. You'll find Muslims there. Many Jews will be in heaven; many won't. Many religious leaders won't be saved."

The teaching in this book is straightforward and easy for every reader to understand. As Dr. Carlson writes near the end of the volume, "God continues to call people from all over the world who are willing to put their trust in him, follow him, and thereby enjoy eternity with him surrounded in unimaginable splendor. That's what life is all about." (Page 102)

I enjoyed reading WHO'LL BE IN HEAVEN & WHO WON'T? and I recommend it.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
Dwight L. Carlson is a physician and a psychiatrist. He has written Christian books about emotional healing, including the bestselling Overcoming Hurts & Anger. In Who’ll Be in Heaven and Who Won’t?, Dr. Carlson reflects on perplexing questions about salvation and the afterlife. These questions pertain to the eternal destiny of those who never heard the Gospel, and the question of whether Gandhi will be in hell alongside Hitler.

Carlson says a lot of things that have been said before by evangelicals and Christians who have addressed this question. Carlson himself acknowledges this, for he quotes renowned Christians, such as C.S. Lewis, Dallas Willard, and J.I. Packer (not that they necessarily agree with Carlson’s views on this question in their totality). Carlson says that God knows the hearts of those who never heard the Gospel, and that God will judge them by what they know and whether they searched for God. In some cases, God may reward their search for truth by giving them more explicit knowledge of the Gospel. For Carlson, doctrine is important, but so are attitudes. There are Christians who are proud, exclusive, and unmerciful, like the Pharisees in the Gospels who Jesus said would not enter the Kingdom of God. Carlson has his doubts that these Christians will be in heaven.

Carlson appeals to the example of Job as a righteous man who responded to God, before God’s revelation of the Torah to Israel and the coming of Jesus Christ. Carlson believes that there may be people like Job today: people who never encountered a Bible or heard about Jesus yet respond to the light of general revelation (i.e., nature attesting to a creator, or conscience).
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Thanks to Dr. Carlson for wrestling honestly with issues that voice what some of us ponder, namely, how can a loving God exclude those who honestly seek Him from an eternity spent with Him. While I have always fundamentally held to(and continue to hold to)Jesus' assertion that "no man comes to the Father but by me," Dr. Carlson's writing has also prompted me to reconsider the words of Jesus in light of the phrase "but by me" ... for example, could that mean that without his death, no one could be reconciled to God (as opposed to the act of believing of his death and resurrection as atonement for our sin)? Still, God will be God, and will deem whomever He chooses "worthy" of spending eternity with Him. Thanks, Dr. Carlson, for nudging us to consider more perspectives than perhaps we've always been taught!
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This is one of many Dwight Carlson's works. It is designed to be read, questioned, reread in parts, examined and passed on to a friend, or an enemy, a neighbor or a theologian but not tucked away on a shelf to accumulate dust. Heaven and that other place have become so commonplace ("For heaven's sake" or "The hell I did") that they are both overlooked, underestimated, shrugged off or they evoke either hostility or homage. This may be the 10th review, so there is plenty to read. All I should say is I dare you to read it no matter which side of the fence is yours, or if you are a devout believer or a robust unbeliever, a skeptic or an authority. It could be worth far more than the price you paid for it if it gets your attention.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
A good examination of the issues surrounding expectations regarding the afterlife in light of biblical passages dealing with the subject and the role of faith recognizing that we do not have all the answers and that a loving and just God is our judge.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Who'll Be in Heaven & Who Won't?
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Who'll Be in Heaven & Who Won't?