A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of doing a book signing with Marlene Bateman Sullivan. She has a new nonfiction book out that looks wonderful, Gaze Into Heaven.
Below are a few quotes about the book...
This book is a carefully compiled collection of more than 50 near-death experiences that occurred during the early years of the LDS Church. These documented accounts give fascinating glimpses into the Spirit World by those who have actually been there. Besides being filled with stories of insight and inspiration Gaze Into Heaven has pertinent quotes from latter-day Prophets and other leaders, scriptures, and perceptive commentary. After reading this book, you will never think of life--or death--in the same way.
Most of us have wondered exactly what will happen when we die. What does the Spirit World look like? Will we see departed family members and friends? What do people do there? Do spirits there know what is happening on earth? What did people who had near-death experiences learn from their visit? All of these questions and many more are answered in Gaze Into Heaven.
There have been many books written about modern day near-death experiences, but this book is the first to focus solely on those that took place in early church history. Studying near-death experiences can bless us with a better understanding of this life and increase our knowledge of the life to come. By reading about those who actually entered the spirit world and saw conditions there, we can benefit from the insights they gained and use that information to reevaluate our lives and use our time on earth productively.
Here is the back cover blurb:
With this book, Marlene Bateman Sullivan has done a valuable service for Latter-day Saint readers. Previous life-after-death studies published brief extracts from numerous sources and combined them to define spirit-world events and conditions. Returning to those sources, she has compiled many of their complete accounts, which add additional insights that will be enjoyed by many. Well done!” Duane S. Crowther, author of Life Everlasting—A Definitive Study of Life After Death
This book is available at Deseret and Seagull Book Stores. You can also purchase it online at: Amazon, Deseret Book online, and Seagull Book online. If you would like to know more about Marlene you can check out her website.