Heaven and the Afterlife: What happens the second we die? If heaven is a real place, who will live there? If hell exists, where is it located? What do near-death experiences mean? Can the dead speak to us? And more... [NOOK Book]

Overview

What should you believe?

You've heard stories of near-death experiences. Your grandmother longs to "be with Jesus." A friend is sure angels intervened to prevent a tragic accident. A woman at work wonders if her house is haunted. The Bible includes accounts of people raised from the dead.

Exploring these and similar topics, Heaven and the Afterlife helps you sort out what is fiction and what is fact in everything you hear about the afterlife. ...

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Heaven and the Afterlife: What happens the second we die? If heaven is a real place, who will live there? If hell exists, where is it located? What do near-death experiences mean? Can the dead speak to us? And more...

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Overview

What should you believe?

You've heard stories of near-death experiences. Your grandmother longs to "be with Jesus." A friend is sure angels intervened to prevent a tragic accident. A woman at work wonders if her house is haunted. The Bible includes accounts of people raised from the dead.

Exploring these and similar topics, Heaven and the Afterlife helps you sort out what is fiction and what is fact in everything you hear about the afterlife. If you're looking for a candid, trustworthy examination of the world beyond this life, bestselling author Jim Garlow provides honest answers based on years of biblical study and firsthand experience as a teacher and pastor.

The afterlife is real, but not everything you hear about it is. Get the answers you need to decide for yourself.



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441204905
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 189,982
  • File size: 893 KB

Meet the Author

James L. Garlow is the coauthor of Cracking DaVinci's Code, with a half million copies in print. He is the senior pastor of Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego and a speaker at pastors' and leaders' conferences. Jim has master's degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary and Asbury Theological Seminary and a PhD in historical theology from Drew University. He speaks nationwide and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, FOX, and NBC. His daily radio commentary, The Garlow Perspective, can be heard on nearly five hundred radio outlets. Jim and his wife are the parents of four children and live in San Diego, California.

Keith Wall, a twenty-year publishing veteran, has served as an editor for Focus on the Family, Multnomah, and David C. Cook. He currently writes full time in collaboration with several bestselling authors. He and his wife and two children live in Colorado Springs.

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  • Posted August 10, 2009

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    Heaven and the Afterlife

    I have only been a Christian for a little over five years, so I still have a lot of questions that I seek wise biblical answers to. I love to read books that help answer the questions that Christians have. Heaven and the Afterlife is one of the best books I have read on this subject. The world tries to answer questions dealing with what happens when we die, but I have found those "answers" to just cause more confusion. James L. Garlow and Keith Wall have taken all those questions about Heaven and the afterlife and answered them using biblical principles to support their answers.

    Heaven and the Afterlife tackles topics ranging from what happens when we die to whether or not ghosts and demons really exist. This book is very practical and informative. The format and writing is readable and suitable for "young" Christians such as myself, but even people who have been Christians for a long time will benefit from this book.

    I am so thankful I found this book. It was very difficult to put down because as I kept reading, I had other questions come to mind that I wanted to read more about. I will keep this book handy on my bookshelf to look at again and again. I highly recommend this book, but not just to Christians. I feel that this book can help non-believers understand that heaven and hell are real and it will guide readers to their Savior and to heaven.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 9, 2009

    Thought provoking and insightful look at what happens when we die

    Heaven and the Afterlife by James M. Garlow with Keith Wall is an indepth look at what the Bible really has to say about what happens to us after death, along with several accounts of near death experiences. Garlow tackles one of the most asked questions in the world, no matter what culture: what happens to us after we die? The book begins with several near death experiences, both heavenly and hellish, and Garlow uses Scripture to put these stories into perspective. The real meat of the book are the chapters about the nature of Heaven and Hell. Oddly enough, Heaven has gotten a bad rap as a boring place filled with clouds, harps, and white robes. Garlow shatters that myth and makes eternity sound like an exciting place full of life, laughter, and love. My favorite quote in the book was: A great frustration for me here on earth is being kept from so many books I want to read. I plan to spend part of my eternity reading every book worthy of my attention. While Heaven is a place of rest, it's also a place of learning, teaching, eating, and enjoying all of the good things of this life. He answered all of my questions thoroughly. Many people today are leaning away from believing in Hell as a real place, but Garlow demonstrates with Scripture after Scripture how it is real, and some people will most definitely go there. Each chapter is easily read in a single night, and its written in a very conversational tone, making it an enjoyable read as well as an educational one.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2009

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    This review sounds negative but I definitely recommend this book!!

    I do not get into hearing near death experiences or encounters with ghosts/spirits/angels/etc. I personally believe anyone can make up a story or interpret their dream however they choose or lose all sense of being as they die. I am also a skeptical person. BUT because I heard it from 2 of my grandparents (My grandfather went through an NDE after a heart attack and my grandmother was talking to angels before finally passing away) I do believe in spirits and in Near Death Experiences. I say this because the beginning of the book has a few examples of such phenoms. If you enjoy this kind of thing then I recommend reading because even as someone who doesn't get into hearing those stories, I found myself getting chills. If you don't like hearing these things, still buy the book though!!

    After those stories, I found the book to be VERY insightful. It also presented different sides of the argument, which is ALWAYS a plus for me. However, I suggest following along with his Biblical references because I did disagree with two of his interpretations of scripture. (I'm sorry I do not remember which off the top of my head. And there are MANY references so 2 is actually a small number.)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    Religious crap

    It started as an interesting discussion of reported NDE's, but all of a sudden this book turned into a discussion of the bible and christianity and how we can be saved by christ and go to heaven. If i wanted to read a book on theology i would have. I feel like a jehovas witness knocked on my door and forced me to hear about god. What crap.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    Hi

    I think this is a good book but for $10 im not buying it srry.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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