Christ taught often on heaven’s rewards, and the early church reveled in this treasure chest of life motivation. Throughout church history, Jesus followers have been captivated by a coming event known as “The Judgment Seat of Christ,” a place of reward and honor at life’s finish line which inspired them deeply.

We moderns, not so much.

Why is that? Why do we brush away heaven’s rewards, seeing them as possibly selfish or even unspiritual? Or maybe we don’t think about them at all, surrendering them to stale stereotypes about heaven.

Unearthing Heaven takes you on a journey to rediscover this lost treasure chest of life motivation. Mike O’Quin Jr. unpacks the two metaphors the Apostle Paul used to help us understand this Great Day, and looks into the four crowns of the New Testament, each one championing a different Kingdom value. You’ll see how mediating on this glorious future event can even loosen the grip of common life struggles. Stir your imagination for the Day when you stand before Jesus and see a smile on His beaming face, hearing Him declare, “Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of your master” (Matthew 25:23).

Orienting your life toward His smile is the highest-octane way to run your own race.

Click here to read a free sample, the opening pages along with the introduction, “Missing Treasure Chest.”

Click here to read my blog post on the heart behind this book and the process of writing it.

Now available in paperback and Kindle e-book on Amazon.

P.S. Looking for a soundtrack to go along with the book? Here’s a Spotify playlist I created to stir a longing for a more vivid and rewarding eternity. It’s an eclectic mix of modern worship and Gospel classics, all with heaven in mind: Unearthing Heaven Spotify Playlist.