• Paperback: 176 pages
• Publisher: HarperOne; Original edition (February 19, 2013)
In Revealing Heaven: The Christian Case for Near-Death Experiences, the Reverend John W. Price, a longtime Episcopal priest and member of the Near-Death Experience Research Foundation, tackles a subject that’s been long-ignored by clergy. For the first time, Price offers a pastoral perspective on near-death experiences, illustrates how NDEs can be used as both a ministry tool and a catalyst for personal spiritual development, and explains why we should see them as gifts from God.
Beginning with a life-changing experience as a young National Guard chaplain, and offering numerous examples from the over 200 near-death experiences related to him in his 40+ years of church service, Price offers some surprising and hopeful lessons for Christians struggling with death and grief:
- One does not need to be baptized a Christian to go to heaven—anyone who lives a good life and practices kindness can experience heaven.
- Sins we commit in life are forgivable even in death.
- God has a plan for all of us, including a specific “time” for each of us to continue our lives in heaven.
In Revealing Heaven, Price offers a compilation of experiences by “returnees” along with biblical evidence to contend that NDEs are both valid and fully consistent with Scripture. A resource for a Christian audience looking for answers about life and death, this book will also appeal to anyone seeking a greater understanding of what the afterlife means for us in the here-and-now.
Reverend John W. Price has been a priest of the Episcopal Church since 1965. He serves as a spiritual director and was a chaplain at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston. He also is a member of the Near-Death Experience Research Foundation, which has the largest near-death experience website in the world.
John’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, February 19th: Pastoralia
Tuesday, February 19th: Emily McFarlan Miller
Wednesday, February 20th: I Am Heading Towards My Destiny
Monday, February 25th: 50 Books Project
Tuesday, February 26th: Stories in my Pocket
Wednesday, February 27th: Ponderings on a Faith Journey
Thursday, February 28th: Beneath the Surface: Breath of Faith
Monday, March 4th: My Online Faith Journal
Tuesday, March 5th: Life Upside Down
Wednesday, March 6th: God Uses Broken Vessels
Thursday, March 7th: Journey in Faith
Wednesday, March 13th: Provocative Christian Living