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Friday, September 21, 2012

Book Review - My Journey To Heaven: What I Saw and How It Changed My Life by Marvin J. Besteman and Lorilee Cracker

Do you believe in Heaven?

After reading Marvin Besteman's book, "My Journey To Heaven," chances are the thought of Heaven will become more real and obtainable than ever before!

About The Book:

An unforgettable trip to the gates of heaven and back.

As Marv Besteman lay in a hospital bed, visions of celestial beauty were the last thing on his mind. He had just had surgery to remove a rare pancreatic tumor. Alone after visiting hours ended, Marv tossed and turned, wanting more than anything else to simply sleep and escape the excruciating pain and misery for a while.

He was about to have an experience he never could have imagined—and could never forget.
In My Journey to Heaven, Marv Besteman shares the true story of his experience of heaven with astounding detail. You'll meet the angels who accompanied him to the gate, overhear his conversation with St. Peter, and feel the joy as he recognizes friends and family members who touched his life.
If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, or even if you just wonder about what happens after we die, you'll find peace, comfort, and encouragement in Marv's story.

Written in the sweet, personable and persuasive voice of Marvin Besteman, this book was just a joy to read.  As Marvin shares his experiences of being temporarily in Heaven, you can feel his wonderment of the things he saw, the people he spoke to, and what awaits those who believe in a heavenly afterlife.

And Marvin doesn't just share his own experience, he shares those of others who have been through what he had, who have experienced time with angels, and who are anxious to hear their name called from the Book of Life.

We've all lost loved ones, young and old, and it is a sweet blessing to know, through Marvin's words, that they will be waiting for us on the other side. I personally took great comfort in this part of the book.

It was a little heartbreaking to read that Marvin had passed away before this book was published, but also a great joy to know that he is finally through those gates of Heaven and reunited with his loved ones for eternity.

I highly recommend "My Journey To Heaven" as a blessing for anyone who longs for reassurance that a home awaits us on the celestial shores.

About The Authors:

Marvin J. Besteman (1934-2012) was a graduate of Calvin College, a veteran of the US Army, and a retired bank president. He spoke frequently during his last few years of life about his experience of heaven. He and his wife, Ruth, are the parents of three children and the grandparents of five. In January 2012, Marv returned to heaven after finishing the final manuscript for this book.

Lorilee Craker is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Through the Storm by Lynne Spears and the author of several books on parenting and relationships. A frequent speaker, Craker is also an entertainment writer who has been interviewing celebrities and music artists for many years for the Grand Rapids Press. She lives in Michigan.

Here is a short trailer about the book!

My thanks to Baker Publishing for providing the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.

“Available September 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

1 comment:

Diane D - Florida said...

Wow, that was quite a review to read. It really got to me, and it has made me feel happier knowing that our loved ones that we've lost, are truly waiting for us at the gates of heaven.

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