Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Glimpses of Eternity

Congratulations to Patricia Blackmon for winning a copy of Susan Page Davis' Captive Trails.

Author: Raymond Moody, MD with Paul Perry
Publisher: Guideposts
October 2010
ISBN: 978-0-8249-4813-3
Genre: Inspirational/nonfiction/body, soul & spirit/unexplained phenomenon

Is it possible to share a loved one’s passing from this world to the next?

Dr. Moody has collected several stories of passings, when the dying person’s loved ones who are gathered around them accompanied their loved one part way on their trip to glory. Or their loved one shared the experience in some fashion, such as seeing their loved one’s life passing—even things they didn’t know about. He shared about how sometimes the spirit lingers and things said might hurt them. And he mentioned how deceased loved ones sometimes came back to accompany them through a ‘tunnel’.

I was of the opinion that these things (at least most of them) happened anyway, because when my mother died, she saw my father quite clearly, and he’d died many years before. She told me—even though she’d lost her speech due to a stroke—quite clearly that Allan was there. I looked around and didn’t see him, but I have no doubt Dad was present. I also know that Mom’s spirit passed through my house on the way to Heaven, because I knew a full ten minutes before I was called that Mom was gone. I wished I’d stayed at the nursing home with her. But her death was unexpected.

GLIMPSES OF ETERNITY is a book that completely validated my experience with a loved one’s passing, and gave me glimpses into other peoples’ experiences. If you have a loved one dying, or shared an experience similar and wondered if it was unusual, or just wondered about the afterlife, near death experiences, or what it’s like to die, then GLIMPSES OF ETERNITY is a good book to pick up. Good for hospice workers and other medical workers, and church libraries. $19.99 hardcover. 183 pages.

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