Fascinating True Accounts of the Afterlife
You've heard stories of near-death experiences. Your grandmother longs to "be with Jesus." Your friend is sure angels intervened to prevent a tragic accident. A woman at work thinks her house is haunted. Can the amazing experiences of everyday people reveal insights into life on "the other side"? And what does the Bible say about it?
Heaven and the Afterlife provides biblical answers to questions like
· What happens when we die?
· What is heaven really like?
· When we arrive, will we know people?
· What role do angels play in our lives?
In Encountering Heaven and the Afterlife, trusted pastor Jim Garlow and experienced journalist Keith Wall have collected dozens of firsthand stories of near-death experiences, angelic encounters, and other startling occurrences that provide a captivating glimpse into the invisible spiritual world that surrounds us each day.
In these two books in one volume, the authors offer a message of comfort, hope, and inspirationand a gripping reminder that life is more than what we see in the here and now.
Dr. Jim Garlow is senior pastor of Skyline Church in San Diego, chairman of Renewing American Leadership, and a nationwide speaker. He has appeared on CNN, FOX, NBC, and other media outlets. The Garlow Perspective commentary is heard on over 800 radio outlets. He has master's degrees from Princeton and Asbury seminaries and a PhD from Drew University. For more information, visit www.jimgarlow.com.
Keith Wall, a twenty-five-year publishing veteran, writes full-time in collaboration with several bestselling authors. He lives with his children in Manitou Springs, Colorado.
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About 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 850 radio outlets. Jim has four children, and he and his wife 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, CO.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Through Death's Door
1 The Undiscovered Country 15
The Veil Between Life and the Afterlife Is Thinner Than We Think
2 There … and Back Again 24
The Near-Death Experience: A Miracle of Modern Medicine
3 Hints at the Hereafter 32
For Most People, "Near Death" Is a Doorway to Indescribable Light and Love
4 A Taste of Torment 41
Not All Roads After Life Lead to the Light
Part 2 What Lies Between Worlds
5 Things That Go Bump in the Night 53
Yes, Virginia, There Really Could Be a Ghost in the Attic
6 Grace-Filled Guests 64
A Visitation From a Deceased Loved One Is a Gift to Be Accepted Gratefully
7 Calling Long Distance 73
Death May Be the East Word in Life … But Can Communication Continue?
8 Angels Among Us 84
God's Messengers Provide Protection and Provision
9 More Than a Pitchfork and a Pointy Tail 96
The Great Adversary, Satan, Prowls Like a Hungry Lion
10 Demons in the Dark 106
Emissaries of Evil Bring Chaos and Confusion
Part 3 Crossing Over: The Upward Call
11 A Delightful Detour 121
The First Heaven Is a Temporary Stopover Before Permanent Paradise
12 A Rewarding Experience 131
God's Children Have Nothing to Fear of Judgment Day
13 Beyond Halos, Harps, and Hymns 140
Permanent Heaven Is a Place of Riches, Rest, and Rewards
Part 4 Crossing Over: The Dark Descent
14 Going From Bad to Worse 155
Hades Is a "Horrible Holding Tank" for Those Awaiting a Final, Fiery Destination
15 Called to Account 164
The Great White Throne of Judgment-Where Punishment Is Handed Out
16 The Heat Is On 171
Hell Is an Indescribable Punishment for Those Who Reject Salvation
Part 5 Hell-Avoidance Strategies
17 The Ultimate Escape Hatch 183
Universalism Suggests That All Will Be Saved in the End
18 Disappearing Acts 192
Annihilationism Proposes That Those Without Faith Will Cease to Exist
19 The Celestial Waiting Room 199
Is Purgatory Really a Stopover on the Way to Heaven?
20 Recycling Plan 209
If Millions of People Believe in Reincarnation, Could There Be Something to It?
Part 6 Confident Before the King
21 Forever and Ever, Amen 221
God Wants You to Be Comfortable With Him in This World and the Next