Near-Death Experiences, God's Promises, and the Exhilarating Future That Awaits You
1 out of 25 Americans has had a near-death experience.Do they reveal the Heaven of the Bible?All of us long to know what life after death will be like. Bestselling author John Burke is no exception. In Imagine Heaven, he compares more than one hundred 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?Burke shows how the common experiences shared by thousands of near-death 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, forever changing 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.'Burke has managed to write this book like a detective novel--it's very hard to put down, yet filled with important content that answers the questions a typical person would have with this subject. In all honesty, this is now the go-to book on Heaven and NDEs.'--J. P. Moreland, distinguished professor of philosophy, Biola University'In his engrossing book, my friend John Burke surveys the vast literature on NDEs, examining them in light of the Bible and showing how they can help us live with an eye on eternity.'--Lee Strobel, bestselling author of The Case for Christ and The Case for Grace'It's been a long time since I have enjoyed a book as much as this one. Imagine Heaven is clearly reasoned and draws relevant applications for our lives.'--Gary R. Habermas, distinguished research professor and chair of the department of philosophy, Liberty UniversityJohn Burke is the author of No Perfect People Allowed, Soul Revolution, and Unshockable Love. He is the pastor of Gateway Church in Austin, Texas. As an international speaker, John has addressed hundreds of thousands of people in twenty countries on topics of leadership and spiritual growth.Endorsements'In the evenings, my wife and I read to each other, and during the last two years or so, we have read around thirty books on near-death experiences. We both independently reached the conclusion that Imagine Heaven is in the top two or three books we have ever read on the subject. It was a sheer joy to read, it is solidly biblical, and it contains several exciting and convincing NDE accounts. Burke has managed to write this book like a detective novel--it's very hard to put the book down--yet fill it with important content that answers the questions a typical person would have on this subject. In all honesty, this is now the go-to book on the subject. Ideal for the layman, it should also be required as a text in seminaries and Christian colleges. I urge you not only to read this book, but to urge your Christian friends to do the same.'J. P. Moreland, distinguished professor of philosophy, Biola University; author of The Soul: How We Know It's Real and Why It Matters'In his engrossing book, my friend John Burke surveys the vast literature on NDEs, examining them in light of the Bible and showing how they can help us live with an eye on eternity.'Lee Strobel, bestselling author of The Case for Christ and The Case for Grace'It's been a long time since I have enjoyed a book as much as this one. Imagine Heaven is clearly reasoned and draws relevant applications for our lives.'Gary R. Habermas, distinguished research professor and chair of the department of philosophy, Liberty University'John Burke brings the mind of an engineer, the heart of a pastor, and the discipline of a journalist as he tackles the subject like Heaven. If you have ever wondered about the afterlife or longed for a thoughtful investigation into the possibility of a Heaven, then this is your next book.'Erwin Raphael McManus, lead pastor; Mosaic author of The Artisan Soul'John Burke's Imagine Heaven masterfully combines the surprisingly large amount of 'data' from interviews with people who have had near-death experiences (NDEs) with 'data' from the Scriptures to create a remarkably believable picture of what life after death will be like. He then shows how this picture should significantly impact the way we live our lives today. As a scientist, I particularly appreciated John Burke's careful analysis of the significant amount of raw 'data' from NDE interviews with people of very different ages, cultures, religious beliefs, and physical challenges (such as blindness) to find the common elements that emerge to give a vibrant picture of what life after death will likely entail.'Walter Bradley, PhD, materials science; author of The Mystery of Life's Origins'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.'Captain Dale Black, author of Flight to Heaven
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