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Posted September 20, 2002
***** This life is only temporary. There is a world beyond it, a better one, called Heaven, which we all long for deep in our spirits. That is the main message of this book. <BR><BR>No matter what faith you adhere to, there is the constant longing for more life, but also the longing to go beyond this one, for something more. We seek miracles and other things in endless quests to discover a piece of that in the here and now. Even as we dread death, we long for it, for passage beyond this life into eternity. With that in mind, we should reguard all that is here as temporary, therefore, both more and less important. It is more important because the things that are good are only momentary and can disappear with no warning, yet less important because they are so. Therefore, the painful, irratating, bad things are to be taken as just a brief trial that is refining us for the Kingdom of God. <BR><BR>Citing both the Bible and popular media, the author clarifies these and other points in an insightful, easy to understand book that will appeal to a broad range of readers. It is comfortiong, yet thought provoking and should make the essential library shelf of both Christians and philosophers of any faith. ***** </p><BR> Reviewed by Amanda Killgore.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 5, 2002
I admit to being hooked by a 2 page sample and feeling compelled to read on, bought the book. This was more than one man's foolish attempt to answer life's challenges or mere opinion of the hereafter. It was biblically based and humbly written giving it a foundation to inspire the reader to view life's challenges in a new light. Bodies created for a life in Eden, souls created for eternal life in Heaven, yet we find ourselves in this fallen world that promises what it cannot deliver. If you can't identify at an emotional depth worthy of tears, you can at least appreciate the author's written style. It's fresh, without lulls, uses true stories with a point, and embraces your attention from beginning to end.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.