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A Travel Guide to Heaven

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  204 ratings  ·  28 reviews
A recent Newsweek poll reports that 76 percent of Americans believe in heaven. Yet even avid believers have difficulty conjuring up more than vague images of halos, harps, and wispy angels in flowing robes. Anthony DeStefano knew there had to be a more complete, meaningful, and comforting vision of what heaven is like, and A Travel Guide to Heaven is the entertaining and e ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Image (first published 2003)
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Anthony DeStephano’s A Travel Guide to Heaven is a very upbeat, lighthearted look at a subject which is too often only broached by serious theologians. Without going into denominational debates DeStephano presents a truly inviting description of Heaven as a real place—or rather the Place of all places—inhabited with those we love, beautiful beyond imagining and completely physical, all the while drawing from what we know of the revealed God—both in Scripture as well as the glories of His created ...more
Sep 02, 2008 Mary rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mary by: Heard the author on a radio talk show 5 years ago.
I bought it for the chapter on dogs going to Heaven, but I found the whole book inspirational. It was a very easy read, simplistic in the author's presentation, which kept my interest. I sent the book to a person I know who has life-issues, in the hopes of finding some inner-peace.
This is one of those books that I found myself smiling along while reading. The author lays out the where, what and why of Heaven in a pleasing, fun manner. The hope of who you will "run" into and talk to in Heaven is certainly worth the work to get there.
Ashley Kelly
What a wonderful, scripture based picture of what Heaven will be like. This book inspired me to start a Christian based book club to be able to discuss spiritual matters.
I loved how this was scripture based and how postive it was. Really gave a good insight into what heaven will be like based on God's character.
This book gave me a new perspective on Heaven. It makes you want to go there, and calm your fears of the unknown.
Written by a Catholic, this is an amazing description of what Heaven might be like. Makes you wonder . . .
This is the best inspiring book about heaven that I have read. You will enjoy the trip.
I read the first chapter of this book and decided to toss it. The author describes himself as "far enough away from being a professional theologian to avoid bogging us down with too much formal theology." He has a bibliography at the end of the book that he says backs up his points. There were several items I was curious about after the first chapter and decided to check his biblical references to see what the bible had to say. I'm very disappointed to report that none of the references I checke ...more
Is it me???? I cannot seem to get through a book lately. I find myself 1/3 of the way in thinking, 'GOOD GRIEF. Why am I spending my time on this? Why do I care????' In this case, the author - a Catholic author with no theological training - is writing about Heaven, speculating on what he thinks it is like. It's totally - in my estimation - based on his opinion. He throws a few Bible verses in as proof to his ideas - namely that it is a physical place, but as Catholics, don't we believe that the ...more
This book is written just as the title indicates, a travel book you would get for going on vacation to a new destination. Telling you what to expect when you arrive, things you don't want to miss and how to recognize what you may see. Even for someone unchurched you would be able to make the connections the author refers to. He references scripture,then explains what he believes you will encounter. Chapters on accomadations, relationships, pets and animals, tour guides food and even jobs. There ...more
Loved Loved Loved the book!!! Definitely going in the list of books I will always keep with me forever. I will probably read it again soon because I feel like I need to read it almost in one sitting to get the full effect of the book. This first time reading it I was always interrupted while I was trying to read this book and I kind of felt incomplete reading it this way or like something was missing or my full concentration wasn't in the book due to life lol. But I did love the book. I just had ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed the book and highly recommend it. Its a unique perspective on what to expect in heaven and our journey on earth. It may change how you look at things. It's definitely not a religious book but there are references to the Bible and other religious scripture.
A different view of Heaven. Loved it!
I enjoyed this book and several Interesting statements DeStefano makes about Heaven:

"If heaven is anything at all, it’s fun". Then he references C,S, Lewis to support his view:
C.S. Lewis said that the serious business of heaven is joy.
Heaven, it’s a physical place (not just a state of mind) Jn 14:2-3; Cor. 5:1, Dt 26:16
It’s bursting with excitement and action. While heaven is a spiritual reality, it is also very much a place. It is real and it is physical.
God prepares us for death with days en
Birney Bull
Excellent! The one that got him noticed. This one in particular I originally assumed this would be a superficial fluff piece. Light, in places, it is; but lacking in depth? Not at all! He has a gift for making complex theological principles recognizable in everyday life.
I must confess that I didn't finish this one. It was interesting in the beginning, but I quickly began to lose interest as it was more of the same. It's just not my style.
I was dissapointed, I thought this book would be one person's personal experience of what heaven was like, maybe a near death experience. But it's just what he thinks it will be like, based on the bible, which is fine, its just not what I expected. I guess if I am going to visit a place (on earth or otherwise) I would expect the tour guide to be familiar with the place, not just have read about it. A Travel Guide to Heaven is for people who have the same religious views as the author. I couldn't ...more
Steven Szewczyk
Awesome book. It is a light read that describes what Heaven must be like. The author uses scripture to form his opinion . Whether or not his interpretations turn out to be 100% correct, does not change the fact that the book makes you think about the joys of heaven in a real way. It was a fun read. The author is Catholic but it is meant to be read by any denomination.
Interesting. Total reality of the subject. I am not sure. Kind of weigh this one against Randy Alcorn's book on the same subject. Taken together and with scripture besides insight I have been given by God, I have a pretty accurate picture- Still I can Only Imagine it.
Beez Beasley
It's a book that helps us look at heaven in a different way than regular's also a book that talks about our "ticket" to heaven.
The author talks about heaven as being the most outrageously happy place we could ever imagine.
Friend recommended it, so I really needed to finish it and wanted to like it, but it fell short of my expectations. Interesting in parts, but nothing new. Hard to define, but would seem far more like a novel than a spiritual guide.
Karen Klein
It was ok.........didn't agree with some of the author's points but for the most part it was a fairly good read. It will be a wonderful thing when we get to live in God's new Kingdom with no pain, sorrow, evil, etc. only good things.
I would recommend this book to anyone that wants a view of what Heaven will be like when we get there!
Cori Walworth
Not the inspirational kind of book I was looking for, but it ended better than I expected.
Weird and fanciful. A spaghetti dinner in Italy in heaven? Really????
Silly. I wanted so much to like this book, but it's just ... silly.
Susan Trujillo
A very good read!
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Anthony DeStefano is the bestselling author of A Travel Guide to Heaven, Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To, Angels All Around Us, and the children's books, This Little Prayer of Mine, Little Star, The Donkey that No One Could Ride, and gift book, I Just Can't Take it Anymore. He has received many prestigious awards from religious organizations worldwide for his efforts to advance Christian belief ...more
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