Life After Heaven by Steven R. Musick, Paul J. Pastor-Review

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Title: Life After Heaven: How My Time in Heaven Can Transform Your Life on Earth

Author: Steven R. Musick, Paul J. Pastor

Rating: 5/5

Release Date: March 7, 2017

Description from Goodreads: After a deadly medical mistake sent a navy sailor to the presence of Jesus, he returned from his near-death experience with new eyes to see the kingdom of heaven in this life. Now he wants to help you experience heaven on earth today.

For years Steve Musick kept his amazing story to himself, afraid no one would believe or understand it. A major allergic reaction had stopped his heart, hurling him into a five-week coma and a powerful experience of heaven. After returning to life, he couldn’t forget the memory of that vibrant place–and, most of all, the loving words and touch of Jesus.
But that was only the beginning. An amazing series of miracles, dreams, and other supernatural events had been set in motion, showing Steve that heaven was close, even in this life. God was calling him to discover echoes of heaven in the here and now–echoes that can happen at any moment, to anyone–that bring overwhelming joy.
At last Steve is ready to tell the story of his journey of a lifetime–two lifetimes. In it you’ll learn the secret of bringing heaven to earth in your everyday world, and how to nurture a relationship with God so real and intimate that you’ll feel his nearness as strongly as Steven did.
Experience one man’s incredible vision of heaven–and learn how you can live in God’s presence and power today.”

Review: I am usually skeptical about books with Heaven experiences, it seems like they are popping up all over the place since Heaven is for Real became so popular but I saw this book and decided to give it a chance. Heaven is for Real could have just given people the courage and platform to tell their stories after all. I am glad I took the chance on this book; I found it well written, believable, inspiring, and full of advice on how to be better and experience Heaven on Earth.

The descriptions of Heaven are immaculate and make me want to go there, and it gave me a much better understanding as to the feelings of Jesus. The advice towards the end of the book, about how to experience Heaven on earth, was wonderful and practical. It was advice that everyone can apply to their lives.

I thought this was a very believable Heaven story. There are quite a few out there lately but the fact that Steven didn’t want to leave and has continued to feel that pain makes me believe this. Once you are in Heaven, who really wants to go back to earth?

Reading about how welcoming Jesus was, gives me hope and something to look forward to when I die. I have always thought about Heaven, but having a reference of what it could be like, really brings home the excitement. There were other people mentioned in this book who had similar yet different experiences in Heaven, to me that made it more believable as well.

This was very well written and since it was really short, only 224 pages, it was really quick and easy to read. Perfect for a rainy Sunday or a beach read.

About the Author: STEVEN R. MUSICK is founder and CEO of Destiny Capital, a respected financial advisory firm. Holder of three Master’s degrees in management, financial services, and international economics, Musick has taught at the University of Denver Daniels College of Business. His goal is to spend the rest of his life helping others experience God’s love and the kingdom of heaven here and now. Steven and his wife, Elaine, have three grown sons, three daughters by marriage, and three grandchildren.

*I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.*

 

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