My Journey to Heaven

Author: Marvin J. Besteman,Lorilee Craker

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441240101

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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On April 28, 2006, as he lay in his hospital bed in Ann Arbor, Michigan, visions of celestial beauty were the last thing on Marv Besteman's mind. He had just had surgery to remove a rare pancreatic tumor. It was after visiting hours and his family had left for the day. Alone and racked with pain, Marv tossed and turned, wanting more than anything else to simply sleep and escape the misery and discomfort for a while. The retired banker, father, and grandfather had no idea he was about to get a short reprieve in the form of an experience he never could have imagined. In My Journey to Heaven, Marv Bestman shares the story of his experience of heaven with astounding detail. Readers will hear of his encounters with angels who accompanied him to the gate, his conversation (argument, really) with St. Peter, and his recognition of friends and family members who touched his life. His story offers peace, comfort, and encouragement to those who have lost loved ones and gives security and solace to those who are grieving, dying, or wonder about the afterlife. Marv believed God sent him back to earth to fulfill this mission of comfort and reminds readers that God has work for each of us to do before he calls us to be with him in heaven. Secure in his belief that his book was the fulfillment of his own mission, Marv returned to heaven in January 2012.

A Funny Thing Happened on My Journey to Heaven

Author: Patricia Coury Hartman

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1619962446

Category: Religion

Page: 324

View: 1495


Me?!? Go to church? Lightning will strike me dead! Me?!? Homeless? Jobless? How did this happen? Me?!? Give money to the church? They are just after my money! Me?!? Go back to school? Become a CPA? I'm over 40! Me?!? Tithe? I give enough! Me?!? Date? How could I ever trust a man again? Me?!? Write a book? I'm a CPA for Heaven's sake! Me?!? Witness? People will think I'm strange! Author Patricia Coury Hartman is, of all things, a CPA. She always sees the lighter side of life, even though she has been through some very deep painful times, including divorce and parenting alone. Her smile and her laughter brighten any room. Her humility shows through in her writing, as she shares transparently how she got to where she is today. She has a gift of taking the complex and making it simple. Her journey has taken her from: [Runaway to Home Again [Liberal to Conservative [Atheist to Christian [Single Mom to Married [Empty Nester [Rebellion to Contentment [Broke to Financially Stable [Bus Driver to CPA [Homeless to Homeowner [Proud to Humble [Lost to Found [Sinner to... well... Grab a cup of coffee and a box of tissues and head for the easy chair. Get ready for times of laughter, reflection and joy...

My Journey to Healing

Author: Bev Weirather

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 1622874609

Category: Religion

Page: 66

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"My Journey to Healing" reflects the author's miraculous journey from sickness to health. Within these pages are the strategies to unlocking the supernatural power of God to change whatever unwelcome diagnosis a person has been given. It is God's will for everyone to be well-spirit, soul and body. This testimony will encourage readers to stand their ground against the enemy (Satan) until they receive total well-being. When people speak God's language-His Word-He honors it. He watches over His Word to perform it and is able to superseded negative natural circumstances. Healing is always the result of faith! Anyone wanting victory can achieve what they desire by adhering to the instructions in this book and the referenced materials. Trust God, and be healed in His marvelous name!

My Journey to Rediscover Relationships

Author: Johnie Hinson

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1640795502

Category: Religion

Page: 172

View: 971


Johnie Hinson's journey to rediscover relationships took him to a new level in his understanding of relationship dynamics. The Lord opened a door of opportunity allowing Johnie to glean precious knowledge about the greatest gift He gave to humanity. The Lord's revelations provided keen insight into how He views relationships and His expectations of how Johnie should approach them. The first revelation or divine insight Johnie discusses in his book reveals the significance of our connections. "Life is all about relationships, and relationships are all about life." Johnie discovered that nothing in life promotes greater satisfaction than meaningful connections with family, friends, and the Lord who made life possible. As a result, Johnie chose to make his relationships a priority. Johnie's journey also provided him with a greater understanding of marriage and his role in the home. He learned that marriage isn't a contract between a man and a woman but a covenant designed to connect them in a lifelong union. Johnie is constantly reminded by the Lord that "Your marriage isn't about you, it's about what you promised in your vows." Although a painful reality, the author is learning that fulfilling his promise to his wife, Rene, is the only way to make their house a home. Johnie chose to become her husband, now he chooses to fulfill his responsibilities. Johnie is convinced that life is a journey, and if he intends to enjoy the ride, vertical and horizontal connections will play a significant role. As a minister serving the Lord for 47 years and traveling around the globe, I can attest that everything rises and falls on relationships. As a minister, military officer, husband and father, Johnie Hinson's story can teach us a lifetime of lessons about relationships that we can all learn from. I highly recommend this book to you. Rev. Dr. Paul Ai President Vietnamese Outreach International Bishop Overseer Vietnamese Harvest Network

A Glimpse of Glory

Author: Rick East with coauthor Yvonne Erwin

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490803785

Category: Religion

Page: 159

View: 668


"A Glimpse of Glory is a wonderful testament to God's love and promises from one who experienced death only reluctantly returning to life as we know it from the hereafter. The author wipes away the trepidation even Christians feel toward death and an inkling of what comes next while sharing his own humble beginnings, rugged upbringing and experiences. Rick East is the real deal and has a great message in his acceptance of Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and what he believes God wants him to share with as many as possible. This story is first rate with a vivid emotional impact and obviously has God's blessing." Nick Weyland, fellow author and Christian brother A Glimpse of Glory A mysterious illness caused Rick East to lapse into respiratory failure the afternoon of December 25, 2012. Rick discovered his spirit was in heaven and was being coached by the Holy Spirit. Rick saw the city of heaven and had many conversations with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit answered questions that have puzzled Christians for years.

My Journey to Embrace God’s Grace

Author: Sue Carabello

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449798772

Category: Religion

Page: 162

View: 8761


This is the story of one woman’s journey through life. This is my story. You are invited to travel this road with me as I relive hardship as well as all the joys life has to offer. This is an inspirational story. The intention of this book is to show you that, even in adversity, if you set your vision high enough you can overcome anything. “With God all things are possible.” As you read, you will see how I turned my misfortune into victory through relentless faith. This book was written to motivate and encourage. I sometimes find myself at the top of the mountain filled with joy and then in the depths of the valley filled with despair. The one constant is that God is on that mountain rejoicing with me and is also in the valley healing my wounds. When you start reading this book, you will see me as the author, but by the time you are finished you may see me as your friend. “No one has ever seen God, but if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is truly in our hearts” (1 John: 4–12).

If You Think You Can Press On!

Author: Daniel Mirera

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1514423685

Category: Self-Help

Page: 444

View: 2035


If you think you can press on! Twenty three values that govern the triumph of unfailing kindness show the best way readers can learn how to create, sustain, maintain, nurture, and monitor a good and everlasting relationship with God-making God your very best friend at all times. How then will the already established relationship with God help them to show the same unfailing kindness to others? When you have the unfailing kindness of God the ability to achieve great things in life is huge. In this classic on triumph, you will discover twenty three values that will lead you to achieve anything in life. The straight and inspirational book will help you through discovering what you can do best, where your passion is, what can motivate you to achieve great success in life, how you can conquer your worries, and how to create an everlasting hope in order to turn your objectives, visions, and dreams into reality.

Dedicated to God

Author: Abbie Reese

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199947937

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 5999


As a subculture, cloistered monastic nuns live hidden from public view by choice. Once a woman joins the cloister and makes final vows, she is almost never seen and her voice is not heard; her story is essentially nonexistent in the historical record and collective, public history. From interviews conducted over six years, Abbie Reese tells the stories of the Poor Clare Colettine Order, a cloistered contemplative order at the Corpus Christi Monastery in Rockford, Illinois. Seldom leaving their 25,000-square-foot gated enclosure, members of this community embrace an extreme version of poverty and anonymity-a separation that enables them to withdraw from the world to devote their lives to prayer. This removal, they contend, allows them to have a greater impact on humanity than if they maintained direct contact with loved ones and strangers. Dedicated to God explores individual and cultural identity through oral history interviews with several generations of nuns, focusing on the origins and life stories of the women who have chosen to become members of one of the strictest religious orders. But the narrative is also one of a collective memory and struggle against extinction and modernity, a determination to create community within the framework of ancient rules. The author's stunning photographs of their dual worlds, religious and quotidian, add texture to the narrative. This artistic and ethnographic work highlights the countercultural values and dedication of individuals who, at incredible personal cost, live for love of God and humanity, out of faith in what cannot be seen, and with the belief that they will be rewarded in the afterlife.