Marlys in Heaven

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Part true crime, part fiction, Marlys's story will grip your heart!

When Marlys Ann Wohlenhaus is murdered, she goes to heaven where she meets various people as she faces the question of forgiveness. Why would a young woman forgive the one who murdered her? Would meeting people from the Bible like Cain and Abel influence her choice? Does the philosophy of Aristotle or the faith of St. Paul matter? If the other victims of the same killer forgive...

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Overview

Part true crime, part fiction, Marlys's story will grip your heart!

When Marlys Ann Wohlenhaus is murdered, she goes to heaven where she meets various people as she faces the question of forgiveness. Why would a young woman forgive the one who murdered her? Would meeting people from the Bible like Cain and Abel influence her choice? Does the philosophy of Aristotle or the faith of St. Paul matter? If the other victims of the same killer forgive him, can she?

Marlys is a real person who was struck down in her home by a serial killer in 1979. The story in this book of what happened to her on earth is factually true. The story of her time in heaven is fiction. No one knows what happens in heaven, so the author has imagined what Marlys experienced after her death.

"Marlys in Heaven faithfully examines and dismisses easy answers so often given to those who have been treated brutally, not only by violent offenders but also by the cheap theology of well intentioned friends. This book ought to be read by those who have been harmed by violence, their families, friends, and ministers. It searches souls and will be welcomed by souls that search."
-Professor David Fredrickson, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota

"This book is a journey through the raw, gutsy, real world of the human experience of agonizing grief. Here are honest questions from sincere souls who are grappling with reality on a journey through the dark and scary tunnel of 'Why?' 'Why not?' and 'How?' This book is about a God who is not threatened by deeply painful, throbbing, sincere questions, and it is about a faith that is deep enough to trust that God."
-Andrea Gambill, Editor, Grief Digest magazine

John S. Munday is a lawyer and writer who lives with his wife, Fran, in Isanti, Minnesota. He has a master's degree in theology from Princeton Seminary and is active in the ELCA. He is the author of six other books.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581694598
  • Publisher: Genesis Communications
  • Publication date: 1/8/2013
  • Pages: 146
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.31 (d)

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