Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Blog Tour - AfterLife by Hank Hanegraaff

Have you ever wondered about Heaven and Hell? Or, what happens to a person after they die? Are there really such things as near-death experiences? These are all questions that most people have probably pondered at one time or another.

In Afterlife: What You Need To Know About Heaven, The Hereafter & Near-Death Experiences, Hank Hanegraaff offers his thoughts on these types of questions. He uses the teachings from Scripture to provide clear answers on how he believes you will spend eternity. He also explains how your present life, your life-after-life, and your eternal life are connected.

About The Author:
Hank Hanegraaff is host of the Bible Answer Man broadcast, heard daily throughout the United States and Canada via radio, satellite radio Sirius-XM 131, and the Internet. He's author of the runaway bestsellers The Prayer of Jesus and The Complete Bible Answer Book-Collector's Edition. He and his wife, Kathy, are parents to twelve children.

My Thoughts:
While I definitely consider myself a Christian, I know that I'm not very knowledgeable about bible verses and actual teachings of scripture. I've always had a certain idea in my mind as to what I think Heaven is like and I feel confident that that's where I'm going when my own life on earth ends. Because of that, reading this book was very interesting to me. Some of Hanegraaff's explanations presented a different way of looking at things than I've considered before - some concepts were actually pretty deep and difficult for me to grasp. One example is that when we die, only our spiritual being goes on to Heaven - not a physical body. He is able to back this up with scripture and explains it in a way that makes perfect sense. But, I've always imagined those who are in Heaven to be actual bodies, capable of moving around and doing things. I like to think that my dad, who passed away a few years ago, is running around up in Heaven with our beloved pet dog (who we also lost). According to Hanegraaff, we will not receive our resurrected bodies at the moment of our death, but at the second coming of Christ. 

 I feel like this book has taught me a lot and given me much to think about and contemplate further. In my opinion, Hanegraaff is a deeply theological man and his views are worth reading for anyone who may be seeking a better understanding of what awaits us after death.

I received a free copy of this book for review from Glass Road Media & Management. I was not obligated to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own and my differ from others.


Stephen Ross said...

Thank you, Kari, for reading and so very thoughtfully reviewing AfterLife! I especially appreciate your observation that Hank grounds everything he says in Scripture. Many teachings in the Bible challenge our intuitions, don’t they! AfterLife helps us to live in Christ here and now with a true eternal perspective.
Stephen Ross
Christian Research Institute