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Overview In this evangelistic book, Bolin follows a fiction-meets-nonfiction approach to lead readers to a surprising encounter with Jesus as they ponder the reality of heaven and how to get there.
Publishers Description In this evangelistic book, John Bolin follows a fiction-meets-nonfiction approach to lead readers to a surprising encounter with Jesus--as they ponder the reality of heaven and how to get there. The Two Doors of Heaven begins with an extended story of Jack, a guynext- door kind of person who is killed in a freak accident while sitting at a coffee shop. He awakes in the afterlife and is taken on a journey toward his moment of judgment before God. Along the way he meets several people who help him unravel life's meaning. The second part of the book is like a personal conversation with the author. Bolin anticipates the questions and reflections readers have and helps them explore the real issues faced in regard to the two doors of heaven. "Every one of us has a reason-- for "what" we do, for "where" we end up..." Journey with a man named Jack to the other side of eternity. After dying in a freak accident, he enters the afterlife with four others. In this new, hyper-real existence, they each see a vivid replay of their lives, complete with answers to haunting questions. Then comes the startling truth about what happens next. Two doors appear. One leads up. The other...down. Which will it be? Jack's inevitable destiny echoes the choices he made on earth. What if "you" could control where "you're" headed? Maybe you can.Find out what the two doors of heaven""reveal for you... Story Behind the Book "In The Two Doors of Heaven, I want to lead non-Christians down the pathway toward a genuine encounter with Jesus. I want to catch their attention, then capture their hearts. My sense is that people today are increasingly haunted by questions about the life after this one. Vast numbers of them are not suppressing the issue of what eternity will mean for them personally, but are actively exploring it (as evidenced by the sales of books like The Five People You Meet in Heaven ). They sense that what they do and think and believe today has a definite connection with getting into heaven--but they're by no means clear about it."
Citations And Professional Reviews The Two Doors of Heaven: A Story of Your Future by John Bolin has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 01/17/2005 page 51
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.44" Width: 5.48" Height: 0.72" Weight: 0.48 lbs.
Release Date Feb 7, 2005
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 1590522648 ISBN13 9781590522646
Availability 0 units.
More About John Bolin
JOHN BOLIN is a speaker, producer and author consumed with transforming culture through the wonder of the cross and the power of story. With over twenty years of experience in theater, publishing, and film, John is a trusted voice on faith and culture. He is known as the producer of"The Thorn," a visually dynamic and heart-stirring theatrical portrayal of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, which combines martial arts, aerial acrobatics, and emotionally powerful performances. John loves running, fly fishing, and exploring the wilderness of the West. John, his wife Sarah, and their five children live near the mountains in Colorado."
John Bolin currently resides in Colorado Springs, in the state of Colorado. John Bolin was born in 1969 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Wollongong, New South Wales.
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Small Groups choose this book! Jul 22, 2005
Jack leaves a personal growth seminar for a lunch break. He's holding his life together, but a divorce appears imminent, which means he's going to lose his wife and children. He stops at Starbucks and while waiting to place his order he has a phone call from his wife. There are problems with the kids-and Jack assumes the conversation is about making the problems his fault. And there's one other thing she wants to say, but bad reception ends the call.
Sitting on the patio with his latte he studies the people around him-people watching is his past time. There's the one-legged black woman named Millie whom he bumped, then ignored on the way to the patio. She's working a crossword puzzle. There's Elliott, a young geek-type furiously and delightedly typing away on his computer. And then there's Alexis, a young lawyer with her now-retired philosophy professor, Sean Stanton.
A truck loses control, crashes through the patio into the brick wall that then cascades down, killing everyone. And life as the five people know it is over. Nate shows up to be their guide to the two doors-one choice leading up to heaven, the other to hell. On the way to the doors they each get to revisit portions of their lives and the choices they've made, choices determining which of the two doors will open.
Bolin writes in a crisp, interesting manner. An interesting addition to the book is a follow-up conversation that has Bolin discussing the book as a possible Hollywood film with a studio exec, Chris. This allows us to get the back story on each of the characters-and a very clear picture of what each of us must do on this side of death to have the door to heaven be our choice after death. Armchair Interviews says: Thought-provoking discussion questions accompany each chapter and make this book and excellent choice for a small group study.