Heaven, an Unexpected Journey: One Man's Experience with Heaven, Angels, and the Afterlife

Heaven, an Unexpected Journey: One Man's Experience with Heaven, Angels, and the Afterlife

by Jim Woodford, Thom Gardner


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Encounter the glories of Heaven, the terrors of hell, and the stunning reality of the unseen world!

When Jim Woodford died, he spent eleven hours in Heaven. When he came back, he was changed forever.

A successful airline pilot and businessman, Jim had it all—a loving family, substantial wealth, and all of the good things that come with it. But none of this was enough to satisfy the emptiness he felt in his heart. He always hungered for something more. And then one day, he died.

Jim was never a religious man. When it came to matters of God and faith, he was ambivalent. But as he lay in the hospital bed, clinically dead for more than 11 hours, his consciousness was transported to the wonders of Heaven and the horrors of hell. When he returned to this world, he brought back the missing piece his soul had been longing for.

Join Jim Woodford on this unforgettable journey into the afterlife!

  • Awaken to the vivid sights, sounds and sensations that you can enjoy in Heaven forever.

  • Be inspired by detailed descriptions of the “contrails of prayer” in Heaven’s skies, the “sticky love” of God, what it feels like to hug an angel, and more!

  • Encounter the chilling realities of hell, and the sharp claws of destruction that threatened to pull Jim into eternal darkness.

  • Take comfort in the “six simple words” that led Jim into the Presence of Christ

Whether you need hope for tomorrow or strength for today, this story is your invitation to a radical transformation!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780768414127
Publisher: Destiny Image, Inc.
Publication date: 09/11/2017
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 80,594
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Thom Gardner has ministered as a Bible teacher or pastor since 1986, and is now President of Restored Life Ministries, Inc., a ministry dedicated to holistic spiritual formation. He travels internationally to equip leaders throughout the body of Christ by leading retreats and training seminars using his techniques of interactive encounter of the presence of Christ through the Scriptures. He has authored several books including Healing the Wounded Heart, Relentless Love, Living the God-Breathed Life, The Healing Journey, and Everything that Grows.

Jim Woodford was born in Newfoundland, Canada. Losing his father when he was two-years-old, Jim grew up in the home of his maternal grandparents. Jim developed a fascination with aircraft at an early age as there was a seaplane dock at the edge of the river where the family lived. Jim became one of the youngest licensed pilots in Canada with a flying career that began at age 19. Jim flew small aircraft to the remote lakes in the provinces as other routes were generally not available especially in the rugged winters. He gradually worked his way up to fly larger aircraft until he became captain of a major airline. Having flown from Toronto to Timbuktu, Jim was well traveled. Jim also has a love for horses and now resides in New Brunswick, Canada with his wife Lorraine and several horses. Jim travels in Northern America encouraging the body of Christ with his account of his experience in Heaven and also has been a comfort to families of those who have lost loved ones assuring them of the glories of Heaven and the love of God in Jesus Christ.

Table of Contents

Foreword Dr. Thom Gardner 13

Introduction The Traveler 17

Chapter 1 Flying on Empty 23

Chapter 2 Out of Control 37

Chapter 3 Poised Between Heaven and Hell 51

Chapter 4 The Face of Angels 65

Chapter 5 Walking with Angels 79

Chapter 6 The Sticky Love of God 93

Chapter 7 The City of Heaven 107

Chapter 8 Face to Face with Jesus 123

Chapter 9 The Return Journey 137

Chapter 10 The View from This Side of Heaven 149

Chapter 11 An Exchange of Yokes 161

Chapter 12 The Exchanged Life 171

Chapter 13 It's Not Too Late 181

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richardblake More than 1 year ago
A Compelling Story of Transformation and Hope – A Foretaste of Divine Glory As a successful airline pilot and businessman, Jim Woodford had a lot going for him. a challenging career, a large home, an adoring wife, a young family, and financial security. Acquiring another new car, another new aircraft did not fulfill his inner void. Jim longed for something deeper. Jim was never a religious man. Although his wife, Lorraine, was a vibrant Christian, Jim gave very little thought to religion, God, creation, or man’s purpose in life. Matters of faith just were not of much concern. Jim’s inner drive and motivation were acquiring more tangible possessions. Suddenly Jim’s world was spinning out of control. The doctor’s diagnosis was Guillain-Barre ‘disease. He couldn’t work. His livelihood was gone. He has to start selling off assets to keep up his lifestyle, and then one night he ended up in the hospital, his life drained from him. That night he was pronounced clinically dead. Jim describes the next eleven hours as being sub-consciously aware of being transported into the magnitude of heaven’s awesome splendor, and the horror of the deep blackness of the chasm leading to hell. He relates the reality of his extraordinary experience, the intense brightness, and spectacular sights of heaven, and the awe of being face to face with Jesus. Jim’s consciousness returned. His life was changed forever. He had called out to God and found the answer to what his soul had been longing for. Jim is taking the message of his journey across America, sharing the good news of heaven, the grace and mercy of God, and the glory of His presence. Each chapter includes a scripture refuge, profound thought-provoking questions, parallels from Jim’s career as a pilot, and a place for the reader to record or journal an observation, question, personal insight, and a spiritual application. As you read and reflect on the scriptural you'll discover, the life-changing message of forgiveness, wholeness, and freedom, resulting from Jim’s journey. Jim’s story is compelling, and heart-stirring, a clear message with an eternal perspective; inspiring and challenging, a story that will resonate with anyone seeking to deepen their faith and experience a new awareness of Christ’s presence. A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.