23 November 2015

Imagine Heaven: Near-Death Experiences, God's Promises, and the Exhilarating Future That Awaits You by John Burke

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1 out of 25 Americans has had a near-death experience. 
Do they reveal the Heaven of the Bible?

All of us long to know what life after death will be like. Bestselling author John Burke is no exception. In Imagine Heaven, he compares more than one hundred gripping stories of near-death experiences (NDEs) to what Scripture says about our biggest questions of Heaven: Will I be myself? Will I see friends and loved ones? What will Heaven look like? What is God like? What will we do forever? What about children and pets?

Burke shows how the common experiences shared by thousands of near-death survivors--including doctors, college professors, bank presidents, people of all ages and cultures, and even blind people--point to the exhilarating picture of Heaven promised in the Bible.

This thrilling journey into the afterlife will make you feel like you've been there, forever changing the way you view the life to come--and the way you live your life today. You'll discover Heaven is even more amazing than you've ever imagined.

With so many stories of near-death experiences circulating these days, it is important to understand the biblical portrayal of heaven. In Imagine Heaven: Near-Death Experiences, God's Promises, and the Exhilarating Future That Awaits You, John Burke compiles numerous stories of near-death experiences and highlights the commonalities the stories share. As he shares these stories, he also ties in Scripture and shows the connections to the biblical glimpses of heaven. A fascinating read, Imagine Heaven is one book I appreciate reading, and interested readers should definitely take the time to read it.

Thanks to Baker Book Bloggers, I received a copy of Imagine Heaven and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

About the Author
John Burke is the author of No Perfect People Allowed and Soul Revolution, and the founder with his wife, Kathy, of Gateway Church in Austin, Texas. Since 1998, Gateway has grown to over 4,500 members, made up mostly of unchurched people who began actively following Christ at Gateway. John is also the President of Emerging Leadership Initiative (ELI), a non-profit organization, working to help church planting pastors and ordinary Christians "raise the church out of the culture." John has spoken in fifteen countries to over 200,000 church leaders and Christians about reaching a postmodern, post-Christian culture. He and Kathy have been married twenty-one years and currently reside in Austin, Texas, with their two teenagers, Ashley and Justin.

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