Rehearsing for Heaven

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Heaven is closer than you think, says Mark Reed in his inspirational debut, Rehearsing for Heaven. Reed portrays heaven as real, accessible, and certain, with detailed images of the ever after to inspire hope among readers. Using theology and guided imagination, Reed shows how to sharpen your images of heaven and how to realign your values so that you can start living heaven on earth. Rehearsing for Heaven helps you to know what to expect, which can help you enjoy your time here much more. Deeply wise and ...
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Heaven is closer than you think, says Mark Reed in his inspirational debut, Rehearsing for Heaven. Reed portrays heaven as real, accessible, and certain, with detailed images of the ever after to inspire hope among readers. Using theology and guided imagination, Reed shows how to sharpen your images of heaven and how to realign your values so that you can start living heaven on earth. Rehearsing for Heaven helps you to know what to expect, which can help you enjoy your time here much more. Deeply wise and inspirational, Rehearsing for Heaven can help you get your "heartprint" aligned with heaven's values now, enabling you to get more value and enjoyment out of both your life and your afterlife.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781450597777
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 8/19/2010
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.92 (d)

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  • Posted May 13, 2011

    Work of a scholar! Highly Recommended :)

    I normally read fast, but with Rehearsing for Heaven, it's hard to go on without pausing, reflecting and absorbing every word of it. It's just too wonderful to read that I didn't want to miss any single word or phrase. Unlike other books, reading Mark Reed's Rehearsing for Heaven didn't make me rush to go to the next chapters or think about the conclusion or end-I found myself learning, discovering and enjoying every detail of it. This book is definitely one of a kind--very well written and well presented. It is rich with knowledge and ideas that are well researched and analyzed. Different views from famous authors and scholars are presented, compared and discussed. I like how the author communicates with his reader-he uses cues and narrates practical experiences to help his reader visualize abstract, broad and even intriguing concepts including biblical passages. Whether you believe in heaven or not, this book presents facts that will guide you understand life and existence. If you have questions about after life, God and the end of the world, this book is perfect for you. What I also like about this book is, it doesn't promote any religion or religious belief and it doesn't encourage you to change your standard of what is good for you or judge other people around you. Instead, it will make you think, reflect and evaluate your cause. The presentation and organization of ideas are based on a stage play. The author uses concepts such as producer, setting, point of view, casts, script, etc. for each chapter. For me, this is very effective to help us-readers understand all the components that comprise the subject of heaven. Mark Reed describes our present life as an important rehearsal for spiritual life. The book will explain to you what to and what not to expect in heaven, eradicating all superstitions that come with our present beliefs. The presentation of ideas alone is very impressive. The message of the book is very heart-warming and reflective. In addition, the size and style of font is very easy to read. I just wish there's a Kindle edition of this book; so, I can carry it anywhere I go. I'm really happy with this book. I have learned a lot of valuable things from it, and I will surely read it again.

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  • Posted April 12, 2011

    Whole new perspective of Heaven--great!

    Really enjoyed Mr. Reed's explanations and examples. Right on for helping me see heaven from a whole different perspective. I thought I had a pretty good theology of heaven, but this book really asks some good questions, proposes some different ideas and helped me re-think everything I thought I knew about heaven.
    Easy reading, but some deep and thought-provoking answers.

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  • Posted July 27, 2011

    The Choice Is Yours.

    We live in a day and time where everyone is professing to have some sort of knowledge of God and what it means to be spiritual. There is a hunger in each of us to discover our purpose and live purposefully. But what about after we have lived this life? What's next? Is there a Heaven that we should be aiming for and a Hell that we should escape? In his book, Rehearsing for Heaven, author, Mark B.Reed challenges the reader to hope and prepare for Heaven. He believes that throughout our life, God gives us glimpses of what Heaven is like; and it is our choice as to whether or not we go. We make this choice when we choose a relationship with God. While this is a fitting statement to make when writing a book of this nature, it conveys only a partial truth, which I will explain further later in this review. The book is segmented as a play would be, with acts and scenes; however, the scripture references noted in the "Endnotes" felt text bookish. Personally, when reading a book that references scripture, I would rather have the scriptures noted in the text, so I can simultaneously refer to my Bible. As I referred to these scriptures, questions arose that were not quite answered by Rehearsing for Heaven. I won't go into all of them but one crucial question was, "Who do you say Jesus is?" The author of course refers to Jesus a number of times, but quite often only in the manner of the lessons that He taught. If our entrance into Heaven is contingent on the truth that we must choose to be in a relationship with God then Jesus has to be a part of the equation...A crucial essential part! It is through one's belief in Jesus as God, His shed blood on the Cross and His sacrificing His life for us that gives access to eternal life; Heaven. Rehearsing for Heaven gives comfort that there is more to experience after this life. It assures that God has prepared a place for His people; a place of peace, rest and eternal worship of a God that wants us to spend an eternity in His presence. However, the vehicle of Jesus and the road map of the Cross that is required for our salvation and entrance into Heaven, Rehearsing for Heaven skims over and neglects to inform the reader of this complete and fundamental truth. Reviewed by Pamela R. Jeffers of Harvest Time Inner-vations Book Reviews

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  • Posted October 15, 2010

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    Get Ready for Heaven!

    "By definition, heaven is God's Presence," is a quote by Mark B. Reed found on page 45 of Rehearsing for Heaven which he authored. This book is written in an intriguing format as a dramatic production with three acts: Setting the Scene, the Script, and Show Time. The Executive Producer, of course, is God who is a loving Father, where, in heaven, His subjects happily abandon their independence and receive endless joy and rewards. The author, who is a Bible Scholar with a master's degree in New Testament, expresses his opinions, thoughts and conclusions about heaven using Scripture as his main frame of reference. He also quotes several notable persons; however, it is his divinely inspired words that convinced me I wanted to be part of this cast.

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