King Solomon states that God has set "eternity in our hearts." All our desires point to eternity and find their true fulfillment in heaven. But are there actually real glimpses of heaven in this life? Yes! Supernatural happenings take place from time to time as God so designates. Heaven reveals itself in the form of miracles, angels, and even near-death experiences. We also find it displayed in dramatic healings and gigantic answers to prayer that nothing else can account for. Heaven Sightings contains a rich mixture of amazing true stories that will boost your confidence in God and his ability to work miracles in your own life--and give an even greater inkling of what the destination will be like at the end of your earthly journey. Put aside the worries of your day and be inspired to place your trust in the God of heaven.
Postmodernity and Popular Culture in a Suicide Group
Author: George D. Chryssides
On March 26, 1997, the bodies of 39 men and women were found in an opulent mansion outside San Diego, all victims of a mass suicide. Messages left by the Heaven's Gate group indicate that they believed they were stepping out of their 'physical containers' in order to ascend to a UFO that was arriving in the wake of the Hale-Bopp comet. The Heaven's Gate suicides were part of a series of major incidents involving New Religions in the 1990s, as the new millennium approached. Despite the major attention that Heaven's Gate attracted at the time of the suicides, there have been relatively few scholarly studies. This anthology on Heaven's Gate includes a combination of articles previously published in academic journals, some new writings from experts in the field, and some original Heaven's Gate documents. All the material is expertly brought together under the editorship of George D. Chryssides.
Everyone, it seems, talks about heaven. But how do you really get there? Author Marty Boshart shows, in a lighthearted and non-threatening manner, that Jesus Christ is the only "ticket" to heaven -- and the ticket is free! Heaven: Who's Got the Tickets and How Much Do They Cost? leads readers to salvation through Jesus, then serves as a primer on their new Christian life. Easy-to-read chapters are followed by "assignments" to encourage further thought.
Incredible true stories of heavenly encounters and the afterlife
Author: Theresa Cheung
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
An inspiring and moving collection of true encounters with the afterlife from the author of the Sunday Times bestsellers An Angel Called My Name and An Angel Healed Me Heaven Called My Name is a compelling collection of incredible true stories from people who believe they have heard the voice of heaven and reveals messages of comfort, guidance and inspiration. Using first-hand accounts from ordinary people whose lives have been forever transformed by an afterlife encounter, as well as her own experiences and insights, Theresa Cheung will answer the eternal questions that we all ask ourselves at some point in our lives, regardless of whether we follow a religion or not. *Is there a meaning and a purpose to my life? *What is my calling or my destiny? *Is there life after death? *Can I talk to a departed loved one in heaven? *Does heaven watch over me? The moving and honest accounts in Heaven Called My Name are proof that extraordinary things can and do happen to ordinary people, guiding and transforming their lives in the process.
Espionage, Olympics, the Cold War, a manuscript from the grave, falloout and reconcilliation of father with son, the mysterious Ange St. Michel and the Pope's unwavering faith are ingredients in the mis of this novel.Is ist a miracle or a remarkable set of circumstances.
Heaven's Eagle is a commentary on one of Scripture's most beloved passages, Psalm 91. It examines how God dealt with Moses, the author of the poem, using the figure of an eagle to describe the ways of the Holy Spirit. In Heaven's Eagle, you'll learn many fascinating insights, such as: - The eagle of Psalm 91 corresponds closely to the imagery of the Passover. - The cleft of the rock where God hid Moses is actually the place where eagles nest. - When Israel crossed the Red Sea, they were preceded by tens of thousands of eagles. - The eyesight of an eagle demonstrates seven ways the Holy Spirit gives the believer vision. - The eagle's mastery of wind gives deep insight into the ways of the Spirit. - Tales in many cultures speak of eagles fighting dragons (types of Satan and the Antichrist). - Eagles are raptors that carry away prey, much as the Holy Spirit will rapture believers. Heaven's Eagle is a valuable reference that will give you deeper understanding of Psalm 91 and other biblical passages that speak of the Holy Spirit in the metaphor of an eagle.
'The poacher didn't shoot her. Bullets cost money and a shot might alert the rangers. . . On the third night, after enduring more agony than any man or beast should ever have to face, the rhinoceros took one last shuddering breath, heaved her flanks painfully, and sought refuge in the silky blackness of death.' In 1945, on a train bound for Zululand, two soldiers meet on the way home to their families, the war in Europe finally over. But in South Africa there are many more battles still to be fought. The seeds of apartheid are being sown in an angry nation, the fate of the Zulu people is as precarious as that of the endangered black rhinoceros, hunted for its horn. The soldiers on the train are already sworn enemies-one is black, the other white. Their sons, Michael King and Dyson Mpande, share a precious friendship that defies race and colour. But political greed, lust and a great evil between their families will test their friendship beyond imaginable limits.
There are times when some things must be done by the pastor. Why? Because there is no one else to do them. Dr. Lawrence Hudson, an eager, young pastor, gladly bears this responsibility as he embarks on his first duties at the Church of the Redeemer in the small town of Roy, Tennessee. The year is 1947, and this is the first church appointment for this bright, dedicated man of God. With grand ambitions and a deep desire to please the Lord, Dr. Hudson is attentive to the needs of his parishioners, no matter the place or the hour, and seems to have sermons ready at the drop of a hat. He soon becomes famous for his front porch sermons and fireside sermons, which he gives to those who stop by his home for counsel and spiritual advice. Although he quickly proves himself to be wise beyond his years, Dr. Hudson still has many lessons to learn as he sets about tending his new flock. Perhaps even more difficult, he, like all humans, must face his own failures and mistakes. For he has a ghost in his past which is not easily forgotten-a lost love which he may never recover. Wrestling with his own heartache, loneliness, and regret, he focuses on the needs of others in order to fill the void in his own life. Only his closest friend and housekeeper, Mrs. Ward, knows of his inner struggle-one, it seems, only God can heal. My Patch of Heaven is a story of hope, faithfulness, and triumph as a pastor and his flock ever reach for that higher calling.
READING THIS BOOK WILL HELP CHRISTIANS 1. See the Scriptural Evidence That Jesus Returned for His First Followers. New Testament writers believed and Jesus taught He would return back then. Seven sure signs pointing to this were fulfilled in the first century. 2. Discover the Historical Events of the First Century That Confirm This. Prophecy and historical fulfillment come together in the chapter "Daniel's Seventieth Wee As It Happened" during A.D. 63-70 It's all there. 3. Learn about the Mystery Revealed to Christ's Bride at the Seventh Trumpet. The Book of Revelation anticipates a mystery to occur at the seventh trumpet. Ephesians and Colossians witness to this occurring in the faithful. 4. Catch God's Great Vision for the Climax of Life on This Earth. Jesus reigns right now "to make all things new." He gifts and empowers His disciples to serve, working toward the climax of peace on earth.
Purgatory in Catholic Devotional and Popular Culture
Author: Diana Walsh Pasulka
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press
After purgatory was officially defined by the Catholic Church in the thirteenth century, its location became a topic of heated debate and philosophical speculation: Was purgatory located on the earth, or within it? Were its fires real or figurative? Diana Walsh Pasulka offers a groundbreaking historical exploration of spatial and material concepts of purgatory, beginning with scholastic theologians William of Auvergne and Thomas Aquinas, who wrote about the location of purgatory and questioned whether its torments were physical or solely spiritual. In the same period, writers of devotional literature located purgatory within the earth, near hell, and even in Ireland. In the early modern era, a counter-movement of theologians downplayed purgatory's spatial dimensions, preferring to depict it in abstract terms--a view strengthened during the French Enlightenment, when references to purgatory as a terrestrial location or a place of real fire were ridiculed by anti-Catholic polemicists and discouraged by the Church. The debate surrounding purgatory's materiality has never ended: even today members of post-millennial ''purgatory apostolates'' maintain that purgatory is an actual, physical place. Heaven Can Wait provides crucial insight into the theological problem of purgatory's materiality (or lack thereof) over the past seven hundred years.