I am reading some fascinating stories about Near Death Experiences in a New York Times Bestseller right now that has been out on the market since 2015. The book is called, “Imagine Heaven” by John Burke. John has researched the many books that have been written about Near Death Experiences. John explains that in writing his book he has mostly “chosen the testimonies of professors, medical doctors, wealthy professionals, or children, who don’t seem to have anything to gain by such amazing stories.”
Captain Dale Black, author of Flight to Heaven says,
Imagine Heaven is a comprehensive compilation of inspiring life-after-death experiences – grounded in the author’s solid Bible teaching. Extensively researched yet enjoyable to read, John Burke’s book is a must-read for those wanting a thorough understanding of Heaven.
He uses the stories he has researched and scripture to explain his thoughts and help us imagine heaven. For example, he says,
“Maybe the reason we never feel fully satisfied in this life is because we were created for the life to come. As Paul said, “Our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us….We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time” (Romans 8:18, 22). What if this life is merely a birth canal into true Life? Imagine – to live again, forever young, but with wisdom too?
Burke uses many stories to help us imagine heaven and not surprisingly there is a lot of reference to the power of love. For example:
Gary Wood, who died in the car accident (mentioned earlier in the book), said, “A radiant, beautiful light came from Him. When He looked at me, His eyes pierced me, they went all the way through me. Just pure love….His words came as the same sound as the water flowing over Niagara Falls….’Tell people they are special and unique, each one. God made every one of His children to have a divine purpose, which only they can accomplish in the earth.'”
Don Piper who wrote the book, “90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life” after he was crushed by an 18-wheeler and pronounced dead for 90 minutes, wrote the forward for “Imagine Heaven.” He prays that many will “read this balanced, relevant, and penetrating analysis of the Bible’s report of Heaven and these stories of the fortunate few who have experienced Heaven during a temporary separation from earth, and will embrace the utterly urgent need to prepare for their own entrance into eternity.”
Are you prepared for life after death?