Item description for A Travel Guide to Heaven by Anthony DeStefano...
Overview A biblically-based profile of heaven likens it to a "luxury resort" more sumptuous than any place on Earth, where residents exist in a physically, emotionally, and spiritually perfect state of abiding joy.
Publishers Description A recent "Newsweek" poll reports that 76 percent of Americans believe in heaven. Yet even avid believers have difficulty conjuring up more than vague images of halos, harps, and wispy angels in flowing robes. Anthony DeStefano knew there had to be a more complete, meaningful, and comforting vision of what heaven is like, and "A Travel Guide to Heaven" is the entertaining and enlightening result. Using the Bible as his guide, the author notes that heaven is not only a spiritual place, but also a physical place, a fabulous "luxury resort" more sumptuous than any on Earth. The residents are real, their bodies transformed into their most perfect selves--physically, emotionally, and spiritually. By making a spiritual subject immensely physical, the book provides a picture of amazing places to visit, things to do, luxuries for pampering--not to mention deep, abiding joy. Combining the clarity and logic of C. S. Lewis with a terrific sense of fun and adventure, DeStefano creates a brilliant, reassuring portrait of heaven, a place that has intrigued and puzzled humankind throughout history. With its clear view of the afterlife, "A Travel Guide to Heaven" might best be compared to James Van Praagh's "Talking to Heaven" or Betty J. Eadie's "Embraced by the Light "in its tremendous message of comfort and reassurance.
Citations And Professional Reviews A Travel Guide to Heaven by Anthony DeStefano has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Ingram Advance - 11/01/2005 page 109
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2005
ISBN 0385509898 ISBN13 9780385509893
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More About Anthony DeStefano
Anthony DeStefano is the bestselling author of the adult Christian books A Travel Guide to Heaven, Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To, Angels All Around Us, as well as the gift book I Just Can't Take It Anymore! and the children's books Little Star, The Donkey That No One Could Ride, and Roxy, the Ritzy Camel. He has received prestigious awards from religious organizations worldwide for his efforts to advance Christian beliefs in modern culture.
Erwin Madrid earned his BFA in illustration from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. During his last semester, PDI/DreamWorks Animation hired Erwin to work on the animated feature film, Shrek 2, and later became a visual development artist for the ongoing Shrek franchise and the Madagascar sequel. Erwin lives in the Bay Area where he continues to provide concept art for the entertainment industry.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Travel Guide to Heaven?
not Biblically sound! Drivel! Mar 2, 2007
I can't believe all the positive reviews for this waste of trees! I believe in God and in Heaven. I skimmed through this book when I realized how repetitive it was. Heaven is physical. Heaven is what you want it to be. Over and over and... But no footnotes, just generalized references to the Bible. Then I realized that the footnotes were just jumbled together by chapters at the back of the book. Humm -- not scientific at all, but I thought I'd look them up and see what I'd missed. And NONE of them referred to ANYTHING the author purported to have learned from the Bible! (unless you take Revelations literally, perhaps...). WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT! False statements throughout the book! How was this even published?? Why does Heaven need to be like earth to be hoped for or even palatable? What is the POINT in the author making things up?? Isn't heaven glorious enough as it is???
Excellent Reading Material Jan 3, 2007
I loved the light hearted approach to learning about Heaven and our lasting journey with God. This was so well written, reasearched and thought out. I loved the neutral position the author took but helped take out the fear of what happens when we pass. I look forward to that day with such excitement and joy (though I hope it doesn't happen for a long time) I am prepared.
I have ordered one to keep in a keepsake box for my 4 year old to read as she get's older and one for a friend who is very sick with illness.
Pls. read this if you have suffered a loss Jul 15, 2006
When I lost my hubby who was my best friend of 33 yrs. suddenly, I could not handle it. I read so many books but this was the ONLY one that gave me peace and let me think that he was definitely in the best place----away from pain and that he will always be with all of us. Pls. take my advice and read this book. it will help with the heartache and sadness.
Read other books....such as the Bible Jun 26, 2006
I really enjoyed this book till page 15 When Destefano begins to desribe the "interim phase" which sounds a lot like "soul sleep." This idea that those who die remain unconscious until the resurrection, is not backed up by the bible, which is where Destefan supposedly gets his references for his book. There is a reason he quotes the scriptures with numbers and records them in the back of his book....it is because the scriptures just don't fit HIS picture of Heaven. I do hope others will continue to read other books, such as John MacArthur's "The Glory of Heaven," who quotes the scriptures immediately. Read other books about this topic before you recommend it.
EXCELLENT Jan 31, 2006
A wonderful read for everyone, I even read it to my 6 year old daughter..