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Wallace Henley helps answer these questions from his unique perspective of almost a half century as a Bible student and teacher, and 40 years as a pastor working with many people and families in the 'death channel' and his own experience of loss. Wallace Henley opens this fascinating book with personal reminiscences of the passing of his father and one of his dearest friends. Wallace Henley went from a career in journalism and government that took him to the White House as an aide to the President of the United States... but he considers the highest role God entrusted to him as caring for people as a pastor, and, as a teacher and author, helping them enter the Kingdom of God in the present world and in eternity. As you read this book, you will understand why.
What happens to us when the line goes flat? Cardiologists can tell us what happens to the heart at death. Neurologists have extensive knowledge about what occurs in the brain and central nervous system at the moment we die. But what happens to our consciousness? There is much evidence that awareness continues. The Bible tells us exactly what happens when we die. As you read this book you will discover the amazing equipoise of death-the delicate equilibrium between the 'not yet' and 'now' of the new body and the new spirit-soul. For the person in Christ death is not a passage into gloom and uncertainty, but is like arriving at the crest of a great mountain after a long climb through whirling storms and tearing winds, and basking in the brilliant radiance at the top. The mere existence of bios-life locked inside a deteriorating, decaying body is released into the purity of being which is the Zoe-Life Adam and Eve knew before the fall into sin and death, and won back for us by Jesus' sacrifice of Himself on the cross and His amazing resurrection. If you are fearful of death, or still feeling sting of bereavement, or desiring to give comfort and hope to others who have experienced loss, this book will be a source of assurance, comfort, hope, and peace as in page after page it brings together the profound truths of Scripture and takes you on an exhilarating exploration of their rich detail.
* Are we disembodied spirits floating in heavenly space, or do we receive the new body immediately upon dying?
* How does the human psyche function in Heaven?
* What is the nature of our new minds, souls, and wills in Heaven?
* Whom will we see and know on our first step in Heaven?
* What about those we don't see? Will we grieve for them? And if so, how can Heaven be a place of no tears and weeping?
* Just how 'special' is the place 'prepared for you'?