Excepting of course, The Book. I ask this question jumping off of Paul’ comment in the thread below.
I’ve always been a doubt-bedeviled Christian, and whereas when I was younger it was the multiple issues raised by predestination and hell that caused me the most concern, the older I get it seems that it is issues raised by Heaven that trouble me more. So I ask the question with serious interest and future reading plans in mind.
Now, beyond the Bible, there are two sorts of Christian books on Heaven that might be helpful, not just for me, but for the whole range of literate Christians. First, there are faithful-enough poetic reflections on the doctrines about Heaven, which may (or may not) include a book like the Paradisio of Dante (the Hollanders are your Dante translators to get, BTW), or the last part of Wendell Berry’s Remembering. And maybe, that’s where C.S. Lewis’s The Great Divorce goes too?
Second, there are books explaining the actual doctrine, helping us to think and speak about it as best we can, which inevitably provide some guidelines for how to imagine it. (Or is this where The Great Divorce goes?) Obviously the main catechisms are useful on this, but my interest is in books specifically centered on the subject, or ones that otherwise speak with particular wisdom and teaching ability about it.
…and if anyone wants to chime in with their favorite songs about what it would be like to Walk Around Heaven All Day, that would be cool also.