The Case for Heaven: Messages of Hope from People Who Touched Eternity

The Case for Heaven: Messages of Hope from People Who Touched Eternity

by Mally Cox-Chapman
     
 

A thought-provoking examination of near-death experiences as a window into the afterlife. Does heaven exist? What is it like? Can you get to heaven if you've been bad? Will you see your loved ones and relatives there? Journalist Mally Cox-Chapman explores these and other questions in her rigorous probe of near-death experiences. Based on interviews with more than… See more details below

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A thought-provoking examination of near-death experiences as a window into the afterlife. Does heaven exist? What is it like? Can you get to heaven if you've been bad? Will you see your loved ones and relatives there? Journalist Mally Cox-Chapman explores these and other questions in her rigorous probe of near-death experiences. Based on interviews with more than fifty experiencers, The Case for Heaven profiles not only brushes with heaven but also the response that is almost universal among those who've lived to tell: an unwavering commitment to love and service and the lifting of any fear of death. Almost all near-death experiencers share an unshakable belief in the afterlife, yet most researchers in the field resist speculating what near-death experiencers might tell us about a possible afterlife. The Case for Heaven affords a comprehensive view of such experiences with precisely that aim in mind: to show what they can suggest to us about the nature of heaven.

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Does heaven exist? Where is it? What is it like? Who will go there? Are there angelic guides to heaven? Journalist Cox-Chapman, herself a near-death experiencer, explores such questions in interviews with over 50 other experiencers, comparing contemporary near-death experiences with those of historical figures as well as with examples from scriptures of various religious traditions. Drawing on relativity theory and astrophysics, the author offers the possibility that heaven is another dimension of reality. While recognizing the impossibility of "proving" that heaven exists, she says that "we can show that there is all the room in the world for its location." Overall, this is an engaging examination of near-death experiences as evidence of an afterlife. Skeptics will find it unconvincing; believers will find it reassuring. References and a substantial bibliography guide readers to other books on the topic. Given the popular interest in the subject, most libraries will get their money's worth from this book.-Linda V. Carlisle, Southern Illinois Univ., Edwardsville

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ISBN-13:
9780425154014
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1996
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.59(d)

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