Sunday, September 23, 2012

My Journey To Heaven by Marvin J. Besteman ~ review

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Revell; Original edition (September 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800721225
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800721220

September 1, 2012
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.

My take on this book:
In "My Journey To Heaven" seventy-one year old Marv Besteman a retired banker takes a journey that few have ever taken. He takes a trip to heaven and gets a glimpse of what is waiting on the other side.

What a remarkable story. Marv tells of his journey to the gates of Heaven. He shares how he feared telling anyone his story because he thought they wouldn't believe him. It took him five months to tell his story to his wife Ruth, and then his children, and instead of disbelieving him the encouraged him to share his story.  The author tells his story in such a down to earth way making him easy to connect with. He infuses a bit of humor and wit into the story he shares. 

Whether you are grappling with questions about eternity, or are looking for a heartfelt story that describes what one man experienced during his thirty minute visit to Heaven you really should pick up "My Journey To Heaven." 

A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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

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