In the Mail: Middleton's A New Heaven and a New Earth

Today I received a copy of J. Richard Middleton's A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming a Biblical Eschatology. This book is due for release in December. The blurb for the book is as follows:

In recent years, more and more Christians have come to appreciate the Bible’s teaching that the ultimate blessed hope for the believer is not an otherworldly heaven; instead, it is full-bodied participation in a new heaven and a new earth brought into fullness through the coming of God’s kingdom. Drawing on the full sweep of the biblical narrative, J. Richard Middleton unpacks key Old Testament and New Testament texts to make a case for the new earth as the appropriate Christian hope. He suggests its ethical and ecclesial implications, exploring the difference a holistic eschatology can make for living in a broken world.

I look forward to reading it.