The recent renaissance of interest in heaven is inspiring. After all, the death rate here on earth is 100 percent. Cec Murphey and Twila Belk’s new book couldn’t be more timely. Heaven is a prepared place for prepared people. Cec and I wrote a book about my trip to heaven several years ago. I’ve glimpsed heaven, and you're going to like it a lot! I Believe in Heaven is an excellent book that will help you and those whom you love be prepared. Read and enjoy...you’ll love what happens next!
- Don Piper, Bestselling co-author of 90 Minutes in Heaven
In a fast-moving text, Murphey (coauthor of the bestseller 90 Minutes in Heaven) and Belk take the reader through a series of vignettes from people who have had out-of-body and near-death experiences, as well as close encounters. A quote from religion scholar Carol Zaleski sums up the book: “Life and afterlife flow together as an unending stream of fresh opportunities for personal growth.” After examining many stories from the Bible and the Church Fathers, and from history in general, the authors attempt to answer such theological questions as “Do babies and animals go to heaven?” and “Can Christians believe in reincarnation?” What begins as a spiritual look at the experiences of people who have seen Heaven and returned to tell about it turns into an examination of the nature of God and the Christian faith. The authors do a good job of describing the nature of near-death experiences and summarizing research on them. This book will appeal to readers who have read Murphey’s 90 Minutes and want to dig a little bit deeper. Agent: Knight Agency. (June 3)
In a day of economic upheaval, family collapse, and moral disintegration, people are looking for hope; and many are looking beyond this life. is there life after death? What will it be like? Who else will be there? In an effort to provide hope, Murphey and Belk have gathered more than 65 stories of near-death experiences—stories from the Bible, history, and today—to reinforce the Bible’s assurance that there is life after death. The book’s second half answers more than 35 frequently asked questions about near-death experiences, heaven and what we will do there, hell, purgatory, reincarnation, rewards, and more.
Brief profiles describing the person in each story serve to increase the stories’ credibility.
(David Mundt CBA Retailers + Resources
I Believe in Heaven: Real Stories From the Bible, History and Today by Cecil Murphey and Twila Belk (Regal, $14.99, softcover) is a collection of stories about people who have been to heaven and back, from biblical times to current day. It also includes numerous question and answers about heaven. Murphey has authored and co-authored many best-selling books, including 90 Minutes in Heaven and Heaven is Real with Don Piper. Belk works full-time with Murphey and has co-authored other books as well.
From the Back Cover
How does it feel to die?
When I die, will I go immediately to heaven?
What is heaven like?
Will I see my loved ones there?
Have you ever asked these questions? Maybe you can only imagine the answers, but now you can better know what to expect. I Believe in Heaven contains inspirational, true stories from the Bible, history and today that will give you hope, comfort and assurance about the place that awaits you. You’ll read . . .
Firsthand accounts of people who died and returned to tell their experiences
Biblical and historical evidence of life beyond this life
Consistent reports of overwhelming peace, love and joy in another realm
Attempted descriptions of beauty too magnificent for words
Insights into what happens in the final days and hours of our time here on earth
Trustworthy answers to common questions people have about the after-life.