Jonathan Burke sets a high standard for himself in his recent book, Sleeping in the Dust. Burke is a Christadelphian. He writes from the standpoint of a conditionalist and argues that the view that human beings are born naturally immortal has always had its dissenters among the ranks of Bible-believing Christians. He also fairly expresses the various forms of conditionalist thinking in the past and present. His work can serve as a valuable resource for believers in conditional immortality. His historical references and quotes show that the debate about the intermediate state and final punishment is not a new thing. He also shows the relevance of this historical debate by identifying how modern writers and writings are contributing to the issue.
Readers not familiar with the academic structure of Sleeping in the Dust may find it a bit hard to read. He writes in a comprehensive no stones unturned manner that can be overwhelming. Nevertheless, the effort in reading such a work is well expended. The book provides valuable input for those who are interested in biblical answers to questions about death and destiny. Thank you, Jonathan Burke.