1. What happens when we die? 2. The next life; reality or fairy tale? 3. Are you afraid of heaven? 4. Heaven a popular view 5. Two places called heaven 6. Paradise the official tour guide 7. Paradise the trip advisor reviews 8. Paradise at work 9. Angels in paradise 10. Reward in heaven 11. From stopover to final destination 12. Death without a sting 13. Good grief!
David Oliver is the founder of Insight Marketing, an international trainer, speaker and author of 13 books in 29 languages, including 'Work Prison or Place of Destiny?' He is part of the Salt & Light UK Team and a member Basingstoke Community Church, England.
Like so many of you: I have many friends and relatives who have
"gone on to heaven." And while my belief in the eternity we will
spend with God is solid, my understanding of what heaven was really
like was weak. That is why I ordered multiple copies of David
Oliver's book, "All About Heaven." This is a powerful, useful,
encouraging, and comforting resource for both those who experience
grief, and for those who minister to the ones who are impacted by
the death of a loved one.--Rich Marshall
Perhaps one of the most difficult experiences in life to process is the death of a loved one. As believers we are far from immune to the pain and grief involved. When the death is of a grown up son who leaves behind his young family, well, the trauma is difficult to describe. In late 2018, David Oliver's son, Joel was diagnosed with an extremely aggressive form of cancer and after only 17 days his earthly life ended. As a published author, David found that one of the ways of processing this terrible loss was to research and write the book All About Heaven. You will find it to be an honest, raw account of what happened over this short space of time, but also the book grapples with our understanding of what happens to someone who dies as a believer. There is a lot of folklore and caricatures among Christians about the nature and reality of Heaven; David deals with much of the biblical material in trying to describe what he calls 'the present Heaven' is about, calling it a 'stopping off place' which is fantastic in itself, but also that there is an ultimate destination ahead when King Jesus ushers in a New Heaven and a New Earth. All About Heaven will both move you deeply, but will also leave you scripturally informed about eternity and pastorally helped in the process of dealing with grief and loss. There are not many popular books available which deal with this reality; this one will be a great help to anyone who is unclear about how to walk through what is often a valley of deep darkness.--Gary Gibbs