Books on Heaven: Authentic or a Scam?


What is Heaven like?

If you’ve read the Bible, you know its description of Heaven: a place without sadness and tears, where we are rewarded for good works, and engage in constant fellowship with our Lord and one another.

But I want more.  I want to hear the descriptions by people who have actually been there.

Because of that curiosity, I’ve read countless books about supernatural trips to Heaven.

90 Minutes in Heaven
Don Piper’s 90 Minutes in Heaven

Don Piper’s 90 Minutes in Heaven.

Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo (seen the movie, too.)

Eben Alexander’s Proof of Heaven (this one was too far for me.  I wouldn’t recommend it.)

I love hearing and learning about people’s delving into the supernatural world.

Piper’s book, 90 Minutes in Heaven, had a huge impact on me.  For those that don’t know, he dies in a car accident and flat lines for 90 minutes.  During that time, he visits Heaven, encounters many people he knew in life, and walks up to the gates.

Ninety minutes later, he comes back to life.  It’s a fascinating story.

However, it’s easy to get carried away.

Some people caution me when buying and reading such books, because they think it’s simply a ploy to make money.  And they may be right.  After all, it isn’t difficult to fabricate a story, write a book about it, and make lots of cash.

And I’m admittedly naïve to that agenda.

However, I wonder what others think.

Heaven is For Real
Todd Burpo’s Heaven is for Real

Do you buy and read such stories?  Are you as interested in the afterlife as I?  Have you read these books?

If so, and even if you haven’t, how authentic do you think they are?  Do you question whether the stories are true?

I’d love to hear your opinions!  Please comment below.

And as always, be blessed!

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