Grief with Heaven in View with Randy Alcorn

In this episode of Straight to the Heart, our host Rush Witt, talks with bestselling author Randy Alcorn about the recent death of his beloved wife, Nanci, and how his faith in Christ and familiarity with the Bible’s teaching on heaven has comforted him and deepened his walk with God. His testimony and encouragement are helpful to anyone who faces serious loss and who needs God’s help to grieve with heaven in view.


1:48 – Welcome

2:23 – Life since Nanci’s death

6:09 – Tell me about Nanci

9:29 – How have heaven given you peace in Nanci’s death?

15:51 – Randy paints a picture of the life to come.

21:42 – How has your relationship with Jesus grown over recent years?

24:58 – What surprised you in your grieving the loss of Nanci?

30:11 – The story of Eternal Perspective Ministries

37:02 – How have Charles Spurgeon and C.S. Lewis influenced you?

41:13 – What’s one big truth you gained from reading C.S. Lewis?

43:50 – How would you comfort someone who is grieving the loss of a loved one?

48:34 – Farewell


Randy Alcorn is a New York Times bestselling author, and has written over sixty books, including Happiness, Heaven, The Treasure Principle, and the Gold Medallion winner Safely Home. His books have been translated into over seventy languages and have sold over ten million copies. Before starting Eternal Perspective Ministries in 1990, Randy served as a pastor for fourteen years.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Seasons of Sorrow 1
Mobilizing Church Based Counseling Frontcover 85085
Mobilizing Church Based Counseling Frontcover 85085
Mobilizing Church Based Counseling Frontcover 85085
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Straight to the Heart

Welcome to “Straight to the Heart,” a podcast from New Growth Press hosted by Rush Witt. Each episode includes thought-provoking conversations with leading Christian writers and thinkers. We hear who they are, what they believe, how they approach their work and ministry, and the moments and people who have changed their lives. In “Straight to the Heart,” we go beyond the books to connect with the remarkable people behind them.

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