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Heaven: Close Encounters of the God Kind Hardcover – April, 1996

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Jesse Duplantis is a dynamic evangelist called to minister God’s message of salvation through Jesus Christ to the world. From New Orleans, Louisiana, Jesse is anointed by God with a unique preaching ministry that melts even the hardest heart with hilarious illustrations and strong biblical preaching.

Having been in full-time evangelistic ministry since 1978, Jesse’s primary goal is to spread the Gospel. He has become a popular guest speaker at church meetings, conventions, seminars, Bible colleges and Christian television programs across America. His anointed sermons point sinners to Calvary and motivate Christians to exercise their authority over the devil by realizing their position in Christ.

Jesse believes that Christianity is not just something you talk about on Sunday; it is a day-to-day fellowship with the Lord Jesus. It is this close fellowship with Jesus that makes the impossible suddenly possible.

Today, Jesse’s entire life is devoted to reaching the lost as well as strengthening the Christian in their daily walk with Christ. Jesse’s weekly thirty-minute television program has touched millions of lives through secular and Christian television with the Gospel of Jesus. His program can be seen weekly on Trinity Broadcasting Network and other stations worldwide.

Through anointed biblical preaching, Jesse is bringing God’s message of hope to our generation. A message that cuts through all denominational barriers, transcends human hypocrisy and frailty, and reaches the heart of mankind.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Harrison House (April 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0892749431
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892749430
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,084 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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54 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey E Ellis on August 16, 2002
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The Bible doesn't tell us a lot about heaven. We glimpse the promise somewhere between the Eden of Genesis and New Jerusalem of Revelation.
Then comes Jesse with a first-hand account of heaven! The glory of God lighting up the whole place, Jesus and the prophets minstering to the saints, Paul and the Apostles teaching and talking with the citizens of heaven, eating fruit from heavenly gardens. It's all beyond credibility somehow.
I wondered if Jesse was pulling our leg. Selling his story for the money. Trying to make a name for himself on the speaking tour. My modern day skeptism and sense of smell for charlatans leapt within me.
However, reading his accounts, his commentary, and his testimony persuaded me that he is faithfully reporting what he saw, felt, and understood. I believe this is a true account of a heavenly adventure by a fellow Christian journeyman.
If you accept that too, you will be challenged with a burden for the lost, an urgent sense of Christ's impending return, and a deeper love for God.
The story is told in a simple, straightforward, and humble fashion. My wife and daughter finished it in one reading. This book is a sweet testimony to the love, patience, mercy, grace and glory of the living God of heaven and earth.
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful By jeshuron on August 3, 2001
Format: Hardcover
You can read the whole book at one sitting. The highlight of this book is Jesse's EYEWITNESS account of his 5 hour 15 minutes earth time trip via CHARIOT type transportation (with his angel) to the third heaven. Jesse landed in PARADISE first where he spent time exploring the new found land with beautiful scenery - mountains, valleys, flowers, grass, tree of life, river of life, heavenly fragrance, no shadows, animals etc. Jesse also saw CHILDREN in Paradise. Jesse had to eat the FRUIT from the Tree of Life to impart strength to him throughout his entire trip, more so as he moved closer to the Throne Room. Then, Jesse moved on to the heavenly CITY where he saw the WALL OF JASPER and the names of the apostles as FOUNDATIONS. Jesse also saw the BOOK OF LIFE. His appointment with the great God Yahweh was in the THRONE ROOM, the center of heaven. He met and conversed with old testament characters like Abraham, King David (who happenned to be his other tour guide - could it be King David was Jesse's son, so King David guided the author who is also called Jesse?), prophet Jonah and one new testament character, the apostle Paul. Such conversations with saints is what the Apostle's Creed called: "COMMUNION OF THE SAINTS". It is NOT necromancy which is forbidden in Scripture. Of course, he met JESUS both in the heavenly city and in the Throne Room. Jesse's conversations with Jesus is outside the Throne Room cos he heard Jesus preached in the Throne Room. Jesse saw big holes in Jesus' feet where light was shining through. Jesse recorded his detailed conversations with the Apostle Paul, his Bible hero. SERVANTHOOD seems to be the MOTIVATION factor among the saints and angels alike in the third heaven. Jesse's THRONE ROOM experience is the CLIMAX of his trip. Our Father is very BIG.Read more ›
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Kat on July 28, 1998
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This book is not just about Jesse's trip to heaven.(Although I have read and reread those pages). It is about how God wants to be a part of daily life with all of his children. Jesse's account of his experiences with God in everyday life, even when Jesse wanted nothing to do with God, shows us that God is loving, kind, and merciful. He wants us all to experience this eternal life. This book is a quick read. You will want to read it again. It is written in humility and reverence. All his experiences are biblically sound. I too eagerly await for this close encounter of the God Kind.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne Selvey on September 10, 2002
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A wonderful true story of Jessie's trip to Heaven where Abraham told him he had an appointment with God. There he meets up with several Bible Disciples and witness them teaching even in heaven. His awesome visit with the most powerful God to the throne room is so discriptive and until I read this book and listened to the tapes and the video I did not understand just how powerful Our Heavenly Father is. It has just given me an all over new look about Our Father and Jesus, a whole new concept. Jessie met Jesus and got a message from Him to tell everyone...but that is for you to read the book and find out the message. Jessie tells this trip to The Most Holy God so that everyone can understand what heaven is like and most importantly Jesus and His Father. Do not miss this one it is, for lack of a better word, "Awesome".
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 22, 1997
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Get your questions on what heaven is like answered in this book. This is Jesse's personal revelation of an actual trip that he had when called to heaven to recieve a personal message from Jesus. Learn about Jesse's personal quest for God and what God has done for and through Jesse.
My wife does not normally read but she sat down and read this book in an afternoon. Ever since then this book has been making the rounds through all of our friends and neighbors hands.
Don't miss reading this book - it can electrify you in your walk with God!!!
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Zaldy A. Andales on September 5, 2001
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Jesse experience being caught up in heaven, taking a tour around and reaching the very throne of God is an awsome and wonderful love letter from God to us in these last days. If you're looking for a preview of life in heaven - this is it. It has amplified my focus on things above where Christ is seated - yet reminds me not to forget to tell people down here about the gospel and his soon return. I liked the part where Jesus preached in front at the throne of God, the conversations with Abraham, David, Paul, Jonah, and most of all with Jesus himself.You will share in the sorrow of Jesus for the lost and some of you may even find yourselves in full-time ministry after reading this book.There are only a few books that you will read over again - this is one of them. If you're hungry for more of these - also try "Didn't you Read my Book" - Richard Eby and "The heavens opened" - Anna Roundtree, I hope Rick Joyner's book arrives from mail soon.
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