Imagine Heaven: Near-Death Experiences, God's Promises, and the Exhilarating Future That Awaits You
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All of us long to know what life after death will be like. Bestselling author John Burke is no exception. In Imagine Heaven, Burke compares over 100 gripping stories of near-death experiences (NDEs) to what Scripture says about our biggest questions of Heaven: Will I be myself? Will I see friends and loved ones? What will Heaven look like? What is God like? What will we do forever? What about children and pets?
For decades, Burke has been studying accounts of survivors brought back from near death who lived to tell of both heavenly and hellish experiences. While not every detail of individual NDEs correlate with Scripture, Burke shows how the common experiences shared by thousands of survivors--including doctors, college professors, bank presidents, people of all ages and cultures, and even blind people--point to the exhilarating picture of Heaven promised in the Bible.
This thrilling journey into the afterlife will make you feel like you've been there. It will forever change the way you view the life to come and the way you live your life today. You'll discover Heaven is even more amazing than you've ever imagined.
foretell it long ago?” (Isaiah 44:6–8; ~680 BCE). Most skeptics will claim any prophetic foretelling must be a scam—that editors who came after Jesus made the text “look” like Jesus fulfilled prophecy. Yet history and the Dead Sea Scrolls tell a different story if you look closely. In the Dead Sea Scrolls, we found a complete copy of the book of Isaiah predating Jesus by 150 to 350 years, so we know these prophecies were written before the fact (not later altered to make them look like Jesus
(Job 38:17, 19). And God tells Job, “The wicked are denied their light” (Job 38:15). It is fascinating that thousands around the world who have these near-death experiences report seeing spiritual bodies that are somewhat translucent, but may shine with a light that comes from within. Different people seem to have different luminosities. Kenneth Ring asked Vicki, the blind woman, “Was there a brightness associated with Jesus?” Vicki responded, “Much more than anybody there. He was the brightest
about our identity that are not grounded in God’s reality—of who God created us to be, what God created us to do. We believe lies about our identity that the evils of this world inflict on us. We constantly worry about the opinions or approval of others. We experience intense anxiety when we’re not succeeding or are not recognized for our accomplishments. We feel sick inside when the stock market drops or we don’t get promoted. We find ourselves lowering our standards to new levels then
His throne and its wheels were a burning fire [describing brilliant light], . . . The Judge was seated, and The Books were opened . . . [and I] saw One like a Son of Man coming with the clouds of heaven. He came to the One Who has lived forever, and was brought before Him. And He was given power and shining-greatness, and was made King, so that all the people of every nation and language would serve Him. His rule lasts forever. It will never pass away. (Daniel 7:9–10, 13–14 NLV) Daniel sees God
you to go back.”3 Another teenager who drowned explains on the same website that he also saw books: [My angels] did not like my response of, “I don’t want to go back down there; it is painful.” “You must! Your mission is not yet complete!” We communicated telepathically; no lips or mouth movements; all thoughts. Moment by moment you discover how quickly you are gaining knowledge; and how easy it is to accept. My three angels sought permission from above to show me something. . . . What looked