23 Minutes in Hell: One Man's Story About What He Saw, Heard, and Felt in That Place of Torment

23 Minutes in Hell: One Man's Story About What He Saw, Heard, and Felt in That Place of Torment

by Bill Wiese


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Wiese’s visit to the devil’s lair lasted just twenty-three minutes, but he returned with vivid details etched in his memory, capturing the attention of national media, including the Christian Broadcasting Network, Daystar Television Network, Trinity Broadcasting Network, the Miracle Channel, Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural!, Sean Hannity’s America, Charisma News, and many others.

Awaken to the realities of hell, the afterlife and the urgency to live for Christ in your short time here on earth..

Bill Wiese experienced something so horrifying it continues to captivate the world. He saw the searing flames of hell, felt total isolation, smelled the putrid and rotting stench, heard deafening screams of agony, and experienced terrorizing demons. Finally the strong hand of God lifted him out of the pit.

This expanded anniversary edition includes more than 150 Bible verses referencing hell for further study. Also included is the new section, “Wrestling With the Big Questions” where Bill answers these and many others questions:
  • Why do some people who have a near-death experience see a bright light?
  • Will those who never heard about Jesus go to hell?
  • Is hell eternal, or are those in hell simply annihilated?

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629990798
Publisher: Charisma Media
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 112,024
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Bill Wiese has been a dedicated Christian and has served in various capacities, including teaching and leading worship since 1970. He is an accomplished speaker, appearing on four hundred radio interviews in the Christian and mainstream markets. He is a successful Realtor with over forty years' experience. He lives with his wife, Annette, in Southern California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Foreword Holly McClure xi

Preface to the Tenth-Anniversary Edition of 23 Minutes in Hell xv

Introduction: A Word of Warning xix

Part I My Experience in Hell xxiii

1 The Cell 1

2 The Pit 21

3 The Gateway 29

4 The Return 45

5 Confirmations 55

6 Can "Good" People Go to Hell? 71

Part II Research After the Return: Questions and Answers About Hell 87

7 What You Believe Is Important 91

Why should you believe me? 91

Why should you believe the Bible? 92

Does God use dreams and visions? 98

Has anyone in the Bible experienced hell? 100

Has anyone else experienced hell? 100

Why would God take me to hell? 101

8 Important Facts About Hell 107

Why would God allow me to experience pain in hell? 107

Is hell a literal burning place? 109

What is hell like? 111

Where is hell located? 123

Do you have a body in hell? 128

Are there children in hell? 129

Why is hell so horrible? 131

9 Understanding What Happens in Hell 137

How could I "see" in hell? 137

Are there prison cells and bars in hell? 138

Are there degrees of punishment in hell? 140

10 Dealing With the Demons of Hell 145

Are there demons in hell? 145

Do demons have great strength? 148

Can demons torment people on earth? 149

Can demons torment people in hell? 152

11 Wrestling With the Big Questions 159

How can a Christian see hell? 159

Isn't God unloving for sending people to hell? 161

Shouldn't a "good" person be allowed into heaven? 162

Does occasional sin deserve eternal punishment? 163

Why can't God let someone out of hell after a time? 164

Will those who never heard about Jesus go to hell? 166

Is hell eternal, or are those in hell simply annihilated? 169

Why do some people who have near-death experiences see a bright light? 174

Epilogue: Shouts of Victory 179

Appendix A Scripture Index 189

Appendix B Comments on Hell From the "Hall of Fame" 215

Bibliography 223

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