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Overview Combining the apostle John's glorious description of Heaven from Revelation with touching reflections on her own father's charming mountain home, Lotz weaves a tapestry of truth through this presentation that will take away readers' fear of death and fill them with hope for the future.
Combining the apostle John's glorious description of Heaven from Revelation with heart-touching reflections on her own father's charming mountain home, Anne Graham Lotz weaves a tapestry of truth through this presentation that will take away your fear of death and fill you with hope for the future.
Jesus promised us, "In My Father's house are many rooms...I am going there to prepare a place for you." Amid the turbulence of today's terror-besieged world, we cling to the hope of a heavenly home where we will be welcomed into eternal peace and safety. Anne affirms that Heaven is the home of your dreams: a home of lasting value that's fully paid for and filled with family, where you will be wanted and welcomed. Best of all, Heaven is a home you are invited to claim as your own.
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Ingram Advance - 06/01/2005 page 113
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.9" Width: 4.9" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.26 lbs.
Release Date May 3, 2005
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0849906997 ISBN13 9780849906992 UPC 023755025562
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More About Anne Graham Lotz
Anne Graham Lotz is the president and CEO of AnGeL Ministries, a nonprofit organization that undergirds her efforts to draw people into a life-changing relationship with God through His Word. Called the best preacher in her family by her father, Billy Graham, Anne launched her Just Give Me Jesus revival ministry in 2000. She has spoken on seven continents, in more than twenty foreign countries, proclaiming the Word of God in arenas, churches, seminaries, and prisons. She is also the award-winning author of ten books, including The Magnificent Obsession, Expecting to See Jesus, and Fixing My Eyes on Jesus.
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More Doctrine Please Jan 26, 2007
I always hesitate to write a review that might be remotely considered scathing, but as a reviewer, I sometimes feel I owe to those who faithfully read my reviews to be as honest with them as I possibly can be. Therefore, sometimes it becomes necessary to be critical to the point that some may see it as callous. I hope that is not what appears here.
As I began the first few pages of HEAVEN: MY FATHER'S HOUSE, by Anne Graham Lotz, I had high hopes. The book started off okay and in the early pages gives a nice rendition to John's life in exile on the island of Patmos. Then, however, I found a hundred or so pages of rather fluffy material that had little or no doctrinal value to it. In what had all the makings of a cheap parlor trick, in order to attempt to fill a few extra pages, we see simple questions that should have taken two or three single spaced lines, displayed in sonnet form diagonally across the page to eat up some that wasted paper. There are also numerous references to September 11th, but little connection to the subject matter, as well as brief historical tidbits such as the sinking of the Titanic.
The final two chapters did contain bits and pieces of Bible Doctrine that I found to be fairly well delivered and appropriate to the subject. Perhaps, being the daughter of Pastor Billy Graham, it was appropriate for him to write (or at least sign) the forward, but seemed merely an attempt to sell a few extra copies.
Certainly the intention here was to bring calmness and peace through the teaching of Word of God to those unfortunate souls who find themselves facing death; either their own or that of a loved one. In that regard, this book falls short. There are countless other sources out there that far exceed what is available here. If you do somehow find yourself in possession of this book, read the first ten pages and the last twenty, skip the rest.
Pastor Monty Rainey
Surprised!! Apr 18, 2006
I saw Anne many years ago promoting this book and since my Uncle had been very ill I thought this would make for good reading. I loved the book and to my surprise my DAD had passed away a month before my Uncle. I believe this book was meant to help me accept death on a happier note & not so fearful. Now I give this book when attending funerals rather than flowers. I always for 3-4 on hand!!
Video tape "My Fathers House" Sep 7, 2005
This was a good tape and was sent in good time. Thank you.
Comforting Jul 1, 2005
The author uses her earthly father's house as a comparison with her Heavenly Father's home in describing how one will feel welcomed on the other side. There isn't any new revelation in this book. She shares her personal insights and largely cites the Scriptures that talk about what is awaiting the dead in Christ.
One of the other reviewers was correct to point out that this small book contains extensive poetic type lists. The plan of salvation is given near the end so people who are unsure how to make heaven their destination can do so.
Her description of heaven is one involving preperation that is personal. She writes..."God...knows the colors I love, the scenery I enjoy, the things that make me happy, all the personal details that will let me know when I walk into My Father's House, I am expected and welcome, because He has prepared it for me! And in the same way, He is preparing a glorious homecoming for you!"
This book is a comforting read if you have lost a loved one or if you are seeking encouragement and reassurance.
Agreeing with the essentials Jun 12, 2003
I'll try to be gracious but truthful. The subject of this book is not the problem, but probably I was looking for a more substantial, rigorous treatment. Perhaps someone who has never considered or studied what the Bible says about heaven might find this more suitable. The second to the last chapter, "A Home You Are Invited to Claim as Your Own," was the best to me, as it was basically the gospel message. It would be good for a person who is new to (not yet a believer in) Christianity. But I was put off by the long lists of items that run throughout the book (if you see a sample of that in the online excerpt, be forewarned that the book is filled with these lists.). So, the book is a bit "poetic," and if you like that style, you may like this book. It also has a lot of exclamation points. If you like the very deep, wrestling thoughts of writers like CS Lewis, you might want to think twice about this book.