Heaven Vision: Glimpses into Glory, by Terry James; with Angie Peters

Book Review by Thomas Horn

If you’ve been anywhere near a prophecy conference over the past few decades you’ve likely come across the name Terry James. A prolific writer and expert on eschatology (the study of End Times events), Terry is a close and highly respected friend of well-known personalities in Christianity around the world. He has served as general editor and co-author of numerous books on Bible prophecy, hundreds of thousands of which have been sold worldwide. He is a frequent lecturer on the study of end-time phenomena, and interviews often with media on topics involving world issues and events as they might relate to Bible prophecy. But on Good Friday, April 22, 2011, he went somewhere and met with people he did not anticipate meeting—not once, but three times in one day—at the entry to heaven.

As was his regular habit since 1979, Terry had just finished his physical workout, which included weight lifting, push-ups, and sit-ups, when a powerful burning effect entered his chest and his breathing immediately became labored. Despite his effort to walk off the sensation, within a short while he would be clinically dead.

Heaven Vision: Glimpses into Glory, written with his good friend and writer/editor Angie Peters, is the story of what happened next and of the remarkable account of one man’s vivid journey from life to death, and back again. Detailing the sensations and the unexpected surroundings he would see including his communication with a large group of exuberant, beautiful young people who met him there and cheered him on to join them is all the more captivating when you understand that Terry James is blind! Evidently, in heaven, that is not the case.

It is also intriguing how—just before his death and return—the idea of writing a book on heaven had been pressed on Terry’s spirit. As he seriously gave thought to how he would frame the book, he imagined what it would be like to really die and experience heaven firsthand. He now understands the old saying, “Be careful what you wish for”…

Nevertheless, Terry’s life has been forever changed by the spiritual journey he encountered and one which I now invite you to experience with him through his “other” eyes. Wrapped in heavenly warmth, joy, and peace, his voyage and first-person account of what was witnessed and learned in the great beyond comes at a time when so many people around the world are eager to understand what truly transpires during near-death experiences or the end of life as we know it. Is there life after death? Is heaven a real place? Will we meet our family and friends over there? And what about hell? Heaven Vision and the testimony it provides offers an authoritative and profound understanding of these realities as well as the Christian’s purpose on Earth and the hope and promise of the heaven we have waiting for us on the other side.

I highly recommend this thought-provoking and deeply inspirational work.


Heaven Vision: Glimpses into Glory

By Terry James; with Angie Peters

ICON Publishing Group

Defender Publishing

ISBN 13: 978-1-62022-040-5

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