Heaven and the Afterlife by Kathy Carmichael ~ Book Review + Giveaway

March 20, 2021



About the Book


Book:  Heaven and the Afterlife
Author: Kathy Carmichael
Genre: Christian Non-Fiction
Release date: October 25, 2020

 

What lies on the other side?
In this relevant and life changing story, Kathy Carmichael details her experiences so that you may share, learn and receive comfort from them.
 
Imagine being given the opportunity to meet with Angels, Saints and Jesus Christ face-to-face. Imagine watching the recently-passed step through the Pearly Gates. Imagine knowing that if you ask, God and Jesus can be an intimate part of your life. This isn’t your typical self-help book, yet reading about these events may change you and your life forever.
 
Journey to heaven in this firsthand account of the Glory of God and the afterlife.
 
Wires and tubes were connected to almost every available space on Kathy’s body as she lay in her hospital bed awaiting surgery. In the days leading up to her illness and then later post-surgery, Kathy experienced incredible supernatural events. She has been tasked with sharing what happened to her with you, bringing you evidence of the afterlife.
 
In this inspiring spiritual flight to Heaven and back, you will learn more about prayer, blessings, miracles and the generous love and understanding available to each of us. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” ~ Psalm 46:1
*Have you had a near-death experience also known as an NDE?
*Has an angel ever brought you a message, protected you from harm, or visited you?
*Has your soul ever been transported to Heaven?
This book explores events such as these, and you will learn you are not alone. You may come to a deeper and abiding love for God and humanity. It’s likely you will no longer have as much fear relating to death or dying. Heaven, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit are real.
 
This volume also includes bonus material such as:
*Thinking About Heaven: Reader Questions
*Map of Near-Heaven and parts of Heaven
*Meaningful Scripture and Quotes
*Photos relating to Kathy’s life and hospital stay
*Foreword by John Carmichael

 

Click here to get your copy!

 

My Thoughts


This is definitely not the type of book I would ever intentionally pick up or recommend. I must be completely honest that I had a very hard time truly grasping this book as it did not mesh well with the theology that I have been taught regarding heaven, God, angels and such. Mind you I went to Bible college so this is something we definitely studied. I definitely believe that there is a Heaven but nowhere in the Bible have I found that there is what the author calls a "near heaven". I believe that once God, the Father calls us home we will be with Him for eternity. He isn't giving us a choice or pleading with us whether we want to stay or return to earth. I think those are things that we see in movies and TV shows because obviously it makes for good entertainment and the idea of that for a non-believer makes them somewhat feel at peace. 

That being said I do believe that angels are a very real thing. I also do believe that people have near death experiences and in all my readings that tends to happen to people that are non-believers as a wake up call to them and what they have experienced are more of the evil side of thing and what it would be like to go to hell rather than what the author describes. That being said I can't judge the experiences she has encountered. I am thankful to God that she is healthy and God has provided for her a miracle. The book although my cup of tea definitely brought forth good conversations and digging into the Bible for correct answers. After all even though its great to hear of other's experiences we should always be looking at the one true book that holds all the answers. 

My Rating: I cannot with good conscience rate this book. While I don't agree with it I do want to be respectful of the author's feelings.



About the Author

 

With a deep and abiding love of our Heavenly Father and his son, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, who came into this world to save us, Kathy Carmichael is compelled to share her astounding spiritual experiences with others. She believes part of her mission on this Earth is to help people feel better, whether it’s through her writing or her (at times, sophomoric) sense of humor.

A USA Today bestseller and award-winning author, she lives on a canal along Florida’s west coast with her Scottish husband of over 40 years, one son, two cats, a part-time grand-dog, and a bevy of dust bunnies and seagulls.

Kathy has written primarily comedic clean/sweet romance, cozy mysteries, and non-fiction articles and workshops. She has been recognized by the American Library Association’s Booklist magazine with starred reviews in both the Mystery and Romance genres. Kathy is well-known for her fiction-writing seminars, including her short synopsis workshop.

Kathy loves hearing from readers.

 

More from Kathy


Many times as I sat down at my keyboard to work on this book, I have been encouraged by Holy Spirit to count my blessings.

Has anyone reminded you to count your blessings? If so, when you examine the numerous ways you’ve been blessed and begin to list the numerous blessings in your life, do you feel eternally grateful?

It’s part of our humanity that we tend to lose sight of those blessings while dealing with our day-to-day cares. Yet when we stop to think about how many good things are steadfast in our life, outside of the setbacks, gratitude washes over us.

I believe I was encouraged to look at my blessings as a means for me to overcome my obstacles. Healing from my physical ailments has been time consuming and difficult.

Yet, when I look at my blessings…

Like you, I have been blessed in a multitude of ways. Recently I have been blessed even more so. A large part of that blessing was my being allowed to remain alive and still walking God’s green Earth. An even bigger blessing was the amount of time I was granted to spend in Near-Heaven, which is a setting running immediately beside Heaven, and the glimpses I was permitted of Heaven itself.

Not everyone has such amazing opportunities, and even fewer have the chance to tell about it afterward.
 Please allow me to share my story with you.



Blog Stops


Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, March 10

Texas Book-aholic, March 11

Cats in the Cradle Blog, March 11

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, March 12

For Him and My Family, March 13

For the Love of Literature, March 14 (Author Interview)

deb’s Book Review, March 15

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, March 16

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, March 17

Blossoms and Blessings, March 18 (Author Interview)

Godly Book Reviews, March 18

Locks, Hooks and Books, March 19

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, March 20

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, March 21

Through the Fire Blogs, March 22 (Author Interview)

Inklings and notions, March 23

Giveaway




To celebrate her tour, Kathy is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/1095b/heaven-and-the-afterlife-celebration-tour-giveaway




4 comments

  1. I appreciate you sharing your honest review! I think i will read this out of mere curiosity. Although, I don't normally read stories like this.

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  2. Thank you for sharing your honest thoughts.

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  3. This sounds like a great read.

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