This book is hard to review because it is a book that I am not too sure that the visions/events happen the way Kathy writes or believes. It is a book of her thoughts and that may or may not have happened. Kathy talks about how she has visions and that she didn't go to heaven, she went to a place called pre-heaven and describes the place in detail. The book should not be titled Heaven because she claims that she was in an area that was pre-heaven and she never saw or went to heaven. As I read this book, I kept an open mind and kept questioning if she was dreaming or had visions that the brain and mind were making her see. I just couldn't get around what she was explaining, doesn't mean she didn't really go to a pre-heaven. I am not going to judge what she saw or didn't see.
I would only recommend this book to friends that can understand this is only one persons belief and no one really knows what happens after death, and you don't know until you die. I had thoughts that maybe Kathy wasn't saved and this was the way that God gets your attention when you are close to death, He wants you to be in with Him in His Kingdom. I was sad that Kathy never spoke of being saved or her faith today. She did say she didn't grow up with religion but has a friend that knows about the bible and does provide bible verses. I was questioning the bible verses, because she took only the verse, not the full contents of the subjects she was explaining. I would say this was a quick read that may or may not be true for all of us, but may be true for Kathy..... I am not judging her, I just am not one that has the same thinking as her, but I did find her story to be intriguing point of view.
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About the Book
Book: Heaven and the Afterlife
Author: Kathy Carmichael
Genre: Christian Non-Fiction
Release date: October 25, 2020
What lies on the other side?
In this relevant and life changing story, Kathy Carmichael details her experiences so that you may share, learn and receive comfort from them.
Imagine being given the opportunity to meet with Angels, Saints and Jesus Christ face-to-face. Imagine watching the recently-passed step through the Pearly Gates. Imagine knowing that if you ask, God and Jesus can be an intimate part of your life. This isn’t your typical self-help book, yet reading about these events may change you and your life forever.
Journey to heaven in this firsthand account of the Glory of God and the afterlife.
Wires and tubes were connected to almost every available space on Kathy’s body as she lay in her hospital bed awaiting surgery. In the days leading up to her illness and then later post-surgery, Kathy experienced incredible supernatural events. She has been tasked with sharing what happened to her with you, bringing you evidence of the afterlife.
In this inspiring spiritual flight to Heaven and back, you will learn more about prayer, blessings, miracles and the generous love and understanding available to each of us. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” ~ Psalm 46:1
*Have you had a near-death experience also known as an NDE?
*Has an angel ever brought you a message, protected you from harm, or visited you?
*Has your soul ever been transported to Heaven?
This book explores events such as these, and you will learn you are not alone. You may come to a deeper and abiding love for God and humanity. It’s likely you will no longer have as much fear relating to death or dying. Heaven, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit are real.
This volume also includes bonus material such as:
*Thinking About Heaven: Reader Questions
*Map of Near-Heaven and parts of Heaven
*Meaningful Scripture and Quotes
*Photos relating to Kathy’s life and hospital stay
*Foreword by John Carmichael
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About the Author
With a deep and abiding love of our Heavenly Father and his son, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, who came into this world to save us, Kathy Carmichael is compelled to share her astounding spiritual experiences with others. She believes part of her mission on this Earth is to help people feel better, whether it’s through her writing or her (at times, sophomoric) sense of humor.
A USA Today bestseller and award-winning author, she lives on a canal along Florida’s west coast with her Scottish husband of over 40 years, one son, two cats, a part-time grand-dog, and a bevy of dust bunnies and seagulls.
Kathy has written primarily comedic clean/sweet romance, cozy mysteries, and non-fiction articles and workshops. She has been recognized by the American Library Association’s Booklist magazine with starred reviews in both the Mystery and Romance genres. Kathy is well-known for her fiction-writing seminars, including her short synopsis workshop.
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More from Kathy
Many times as I sat down at my keyboard to work on this book, I have been encouraged by Holy Spirit to count my blessings.
Has anyone reminded you to count your blessings? If so, when you examine the numerous ways you’ve been blessed and begin to list the numerous blessings in your life, do you feel eternally grateful?
It’s part of our humanity that we tend to lose sight of those blessings while dealing with our day-to-day cares. Yet when we stop to think about how many good things are steadfast in our life, outside of the setbacks, gratitude washes over us.
I believe I was encouraged to look at my blessings as a means for me to overcome my obstacles. Healing from my physical ailments has been time consuming and difficult.
Yet, when I look at my blessings…
Like you, I have been blessed in a multitude of ways. Recently I have been blessed even more so. A large part of that blessing was my being allowed to remain alive and still walking God’s green Earth. An even bigger blessing was the amount of time I was granted to spend in Near-Heaven, which is a setting running immediately beside Heaven, and the glimpses I was permitted of Heaven itself.
Not everyone has such amazing opportunities, and even fewer have the chance to tell about it afterward. Please allow me to share my story with you.
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