On April 28, 2006, as he lay in his hospital bed in Ann Arbor, Michigan, visions of celestial beauty were the last thing on Marv Besteman's mind. He had just had surgery to remove a rare pancreatic tumor. It was after visiting hours and his family had left for the day. Alone and racked with pain, Marv tossed and turned, wanting more than anything else to simply sleep and escape the misery and discomfort for a while. The retired banker, father, and grandfather had no idea he was about to get a short reprieve in the form of an experience he never could have imagined. In My Journey to Heaven, Marv Bestman shares the story of his experience of heaven with astounding detail. Readers will hear of his encounters with angels who accompanied him to the gate, his conversation (argument, really) with St. Peter, and his recognition of friends and family members who touched his life. His story offers peace, comfort, and encouragement to those who have lost loved ones and gives security and solace to those who are grieving, dying, or wonder about the afterlife. Marv believed God sent him back to earth to fulfill this mission of comfort and reminds readers that God has work for each of us to do before he calls us to be with him in heaven. Secure in his belief that his book was the fulfillment of his own mission, Marv returned to heaven in January 2012.
Me?!? Go to church? Lightning will strike me dead! Me?!? Homeless? Jobless? How did this happen? Me?!? Give money to the church? They are just after my money! Me?!? Go back to school? Become a CPA? I'm over 40! Me?!? Tithe? I give enough! Me?!? Date? How could I ever trust a man again? Me?!? Write a book? I'm a CPA for Heaven's sake! Me?!? Witness? People will think I'm strange! Author Patricia Coury Hartman is, of all things, a CPA. She always sees the lighter side of life, even though she has been through some very deep painful times, including divorce and parenting alone. Her smile and her laughter brighten any room. Her humility shows through in her writing, as she shares transparently how she got to where she is today. She has a gift of taking the complex and making it simple. Her journey has taken her from: [Runaway to Home Again [Liberal to Conservative [Atheist to Christian [Single Mom to Married [Empty Nester [Rebellion to Contentment [Broke to Financially Stable [Bus Driver to CPA [Homeless to Homeowner [Proud to Humble [Lost to Found [Sinner to... well... Grab a cup of coffee and a box of tissues and head for the easy chair. Get ready for times of laughter, reflection and joy...
The author describes her near-death experience into a celestial atmosphere and being ushered to heaven's door. Her dilemma is to stay in this peaceful, joyful, and exceeding love or to return to a world of craziness intertwined with the love she adored. Her soul mate's pleas for her return was the cause of her decision.
We first meet, Archangel Gabriel, with his personal accomplishments behind him, proclaimed the left hand and will of Yahweh, and with the love and respect of his fellow angels, he has become the most powerful angel in heaven. During his past five-thousand years of afterlife, he first believed that he had everything he could ever want, but something was missing, he needed and wanted more. Originally, a still-born, human soul, he never had a chance at life outside of heaven. But then something happened that made him desire what he had lost. It was Yahweh's encouragement and plan for him to return to Earth and live as a human, however, returning would not be that simple. Becoming the first of his kind, Gabriel would retain his angel powers, but be without the memory of his past, thusly, forced to learn how to survive his dual nature, and obligated to recall his unknown previous life; he would require the help from one of his guardian-angel allies. But it will be Yahweh who orchestrates the situation by keeping Gabriel from knowing his fate and future destiny. Many adventures befall our hero, as he navigates through childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and the difficulties with romance. When Gabriel is forced to persevere over earthly and un-earthly villains, his lessons become more profound. With the help from his heavenly company, his fated time-line will take him through progressively greater challenges. Gabriel's weapons will go beyond his charms and magical powers, which must include his knowledge, wisdom, and resolve. This illustrious legendary figure, is the nice guy who will finish first, ultimately finding personal fulfillment, and becoming more than he could ever imagine.
My name is Lucy McEachern Irving and I am a 30 yr old mother of four, but I only have one living to put to bed every night. He is amazing, and I love him more than anyone could ever imagine. My book is about his sister and his brothers that GOD blessed me with and then took them back to heaven to be with him all in the same breath. I was madly in love with their father and shortly after we married he began to physically hurt me and yet I stayed throughout all the fights and two deaths of our children. I did manage to find true happiness but my children have always held me back in some way. Everything in my life surrounded what happened when they died and surrounded the deep unending connection that their father and I had. He had a hold on me that is not healthy in any way. I went through other abuses, and everyone Ive ever loved thought that the way to express their love for me was with violence. After the death of my children I fell into a very dark place and fell into deep addiction with the fault of no one but my own. I had to learn how to deal with my pain sober, and had to relive everything about their deaths all over again because I truly believed I could numb my pain and never deal with it. I managed to find a way to stay sober and after completely losing all faith I began to realize that without that I couldnt go any were. I couldnt get back up without GODs help. I do end up being blessed with the most amazing baby boy and even though it was a fight to get him here to stay with me, I thank GOD for my blessing and dont take it for granted not one second. But after learning how to live without my children s father and learning to be without him, I fell in real love with a wonderful man who supports me and loves me the way love is meant to be. He gave me a child after 5 miscarriages, but even he couldnt protect me from my children s father, and he did come back into my life to destroy me and what I had managed to salvage of my life. Even my new husband isnt perfect and managed to tear me apart in other ways. And to surprise, another death came into my world and destroyed us for so long. We do manage to find each other again, and because of the strength GOD gave me we are now happy and ready to start our lives together allover again with our precious miracle baby. My story is coming in two volumes because there is so much to tell. I want to show people like me that it can get better if you just try. If you give it to GOD it will happen and your dreams can come true. My main goal is to help just one person in this world to see that they are not alone and never will be. I also want to say, IF I CAN MAKE IT ANYONE CAN!
What amazes people most about this book is that it provides an actual glimpse into the vast, mystical and wondrous world of the spirit. For it is the written account of the author's journeys there guided through the experience by a boy from the city of Tricon. In this masterfully constructed outpost of heaven itself the author discovers that facilities in the Heavenly realms are far superior to those on earth; and that Tricon is a staging area for one of the greatest wars ever to be fought between the forces of good and the armies of the evil Fallen Ones. Join Travis as he travels through the vastness of space in a living spacecraft named Lambda. Experience the enormity and beauty of New Jerusalem; the Heavenly City being constructed to house millions of souls from earth. See behind the veil that shrouds our present dimension in darkness, and discover what forces there are at work for and against us in this great battle.
"My Journey to Healing" reflects the author's miraculous journey from sickness to health. Within these pages are the strategies to unlocking the supernatural power of God to change whatever unwelcome diagnosis a person has been given. It is God's will for everyone to be well-spirit, soul and body. This testimony will encourage readers to stand their ground against the enemy (Satan) until they receive total well-being. When people speak God's language-His Word-He honors it. He watches over His Word to perform it and is able to superseded negative natural circumstances. Healing is always the result of faith! Anyone wanting victory can achieve what they desire by adhering to the instructions in this book and the referenced materials. Trust God, and be healed in His marvelous name!
"Why me God? Why not me? I noticed a swelling on my lower left leg on the calf muscle in late December 2009. There was no pain at all, so I dismissed it as a swelling from a hard fall I had taken in my basement about a month earlier. I showed it to Cindy who wanted me to go to the doctor's, but if you haven't noticed I am thick headed and wanted to see if it would just go away..it didn't. The doctor's visit and subsequent MRI in February began the process of identifying just what this thing was. Treatment could only begin after a positive ID. At this point I was not overly concerned. I still believed it to be a hematoma from the fall. It turned out to be much, much more." This is the first entry into a 2-year CaringBridge journal for my husband Bob who was 63 at the time and a very virile and active man. The hematoma turned out to be a rare and aggressive cancer that would take his life just 2 years later. The journal documents the tremendous faith and strength that he received from Christ every step of the way. The journal will carry you through the innermost thoughts of a man who knows that there is a possibility that he will not live through this, but turns to God and sees the joy of life in adversity. I rode the journey with him for 2 years and realized that through Jesus, Bob was able to not only live well but also to die well. His journal will put you front and center on his beautiful journey, something he called "an e-ticket ride with Christ." We were all blessed to be a part of his journey and I hope, that after reading this, you will feel blessed too. "He took my fear and turned it into wonder" "The mysteries of the ages will be mine soon. Are you jealous" "Open our eyes to the reality of the moments we live in."
A number of the basic tenets of Jewish belief regarding the afterlife, resurrection, immortality, judgment, messianism, and the world to come are laid out in this fascinating and accessible volume. Beginning with the Bible’s references to Sheol and its allusions to resurrection, this survey explores immortality and bodily resurrection in Second Temple literature; the Mishnah’s discussions of olam ha-ba, or the world to come, and how to merit entry into it; and the Talmud’s depictions of paradise and hell, and the soul’s journey through these metaphysical landscapes. The book also explores the views of medieval scholars such as Maimonides and Nahmanides, Jewish mystical teachings about reincarnation, and modern views of faith and belief, as well as the evolving view of the Messiah over the course of Jewish history. This absorbing study demonstrates that the afterlife is indeed a vital part of Judaism as it reveals how generations of Jews, from biblical times to the present, have grappled with the core ideas and beliefs about the hereafter.