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Heaven and the Afterlife

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  90 ratings  ·  16 reviews
A straightforward exploration that will demystify the afterlife with information about heaven, hell, ghosts, angels, near-death-experiences, and more from a biblical perspective
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Published July 1st 2009 by Bethany House Publishers (first published January 1st 2009)
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Jane S
I’m just about finishing James Garlow and Keith Wall’s Heaven and the Afterlife, which turned out to be a lot more informative than I was expecting especially when compared to their other book I’d read earlier called Encountering Heaven and the Afterlife which was essentially a compilation of testimonies of those who had personal NDE and other supernatural experiences.
What I particularly liked about this volume was the authors’ interspersing of Biblical and Scriptural perspectives in their discu
Believe in God? Heaven? Hell? Well this book covers several stories of people who have clinically died and encountered an unearthly presence. Some share stories of their Heavenly experience surrounded by the Light & love of Christ and offer their testimonies of these amazing, indescribable experiences. Some however, non-believers shared stories of having died & encountering hell itself. They told of the torment and torture they felt while there.

There are many good testimonies of people
I have only been a Christian for a little over five years, so I still have a lot of questions that I seek wise biblical answers to. I love to read books that help answer the questions that Christians have. Heaven and the Afterlife is one of the best books I have read on this subject. The world tries to answer questions dealing with what happens when we die, but I have found those “answers” to just cause more confusion. James L. Garlow and Keith Wall have taken all those questions about Heaven an ...more
Clockstein Lockstein

Heaven and the Afterlife by James M. Garlow with Keith Wall is an indepth look at what the Bible really has to say about what happens to us after death, along with several accounts of near death experiences. Garlow tackles one of the most asked questions in the world, no matter what culture: what happens to us after we die? The book begins with several near death experiences, both heavenly and hellish, and Garlow uses Scripture to put these stories into perspective. The real meat of the book are
Jun 10, 2009 Lorraine rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lorraine by: LibraryThing Advanced Reading Copy
Shelves: i-own-it, nonfiction
I received an Advanced Reading Copy of this book called Heaven and the Afterlife by James L.Garlow and Keith Wall (the real title is a whole long sentence...silly) from LibraryThing. My opinion about the book changed as I read it. I feel like the book is suffering from multiple personality disorder. If I just picked it up off a shelf somewhere, I would have left it alone after the first couple of chapters -- there's reasonable theology in the middle (that is, I agree with much of what he says at ...more
I wouldn't exactly call this a totally religious book. It was full of lots of history concerning religions and the bible and it's contents.

I went into it thinking I wouldn't like it but was surprised I did. I reserve 5 stars for books I can't put down. With this one, it was helpful to read some and then kind of "let it settle" and think about what was written.

I thought it was very unbiased. He talks about all religions and their beliefs but doesn't judge as to what is right or wrong. He lets the
Roger M. Campbell
Explains Heaven/Afterlife in a Remarkable Fashion

I enjoyed reading this book for many reasons. The authors captured the essence of the concepts so difficult to comprehend when reading the original text. The book made clear, in this readers mind, the complexities of the scriptures and the interpretation, relevance, and teaching that was intended to explain the often confusing and misconceptions of the books topic. I would recommend this book to anyone desiring a better understanding of Heaven and
Bob LaCross
Starts off pretty fast with examples and discussion about NDEs (near death experiences). Then gets a little clunky with discussion of popular beliefs about heaven and hell, competing "theories" from various religions, and biblical arguments for and against. That all said, was well worth reading and provides much additional perspective on the ultimate questions we all have.
Although I will admit that there were parts of the book that were pretty deep and hard for me to get into, for the most part it was very interesting and enlightening. I came away from it feeling that what I have believed all along is sound thinking, and now understanding WHY it is.
WOW! I am SO loving this book. It incorporates my personal beliefs of my faith in God and how I hope and feel the afterlife is like, and assures me that I am NOT crazy, Biblically or otherwise for what I believe.
Are you a skeptic regarding this topic? Stories in this book might make you change your mind if you're not sure about the "afterlife".....or perhaps your skepticism will be enhanced. Hows that for a review? :)
I really enjoyed this book as to what will be according to witness accounts and scripture. The demon part was somewhat disturbing; yet the promise of what is to be is comforting.
Valerie Simpson
the first three or so chapters were really interesting... I quickly lost interest from there, though, and ended up skimming the last 3/4 of the book.
Lisa Wich
This book should be read with Heaven by Randy Alcorn. We read this as a bible study and we did not find it to have strong points.
This book was less a discussion about the Afterlife and more of a "Christian feel good about dying" book.
I enjoyed this book thoroughly. Highly recommended for knowledge and peace of mind.
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