Life Everlasting is a fascinating examination of man's future life from the time of death until his entry into the heavenly realms. The book reaches beyond the commonplace to give profound new insights into the nature of the life to come.
This book examines eyewitness accounts of more than 200 individuals who have ventured into the spirit world and have then returned to tell of their experiences. It also draws extensively from the scriptures and from the discourses of Latter-day Saint leaders. As the evidence of these accounts is analyzed, numerous new understandings are revealed to the reader. Within these pages are vivid descriptions of spirit-world conditions including buildings, landscaping, wearing apparel, organization, occupations, and Church callings. Many instructive descriptions of the amazing capabilities of spirit beings are provided. Of special interest are the vivid descriptions of Jesus Christ as He has appeared to many who have entered into Paradise. The numerous roles of spirit beings who visit the earth, as Guardian Angels and in other capacities, are described in detail. The factors which govern man's time of death are discussed, and the nature of man's "new birth" into the next life is described in detail by those who have experienced it.
Life Everlasting peers into the spirit prison and hell and reports conditions in those environments. Then it sweeps forward in time to analyze the nature of the resurrections and final judgment. A careful consideration of the final rewards available to man is made, with detailed and specific coverage of the fate of the sons of perdition and the destinies of the inhabitants of the telestial, terrestrial and celestial kingdoms. The final chapter is a penetrating explanation of the nature of godhood and exaltation.
Few books have ever combined such a wealth of now concepts and interesting information with the careful presentation, documentation and scholarship of Life Everlasting. Latter-day Saints will find strong evidences which confirm their beliefs in the afterlife. Others, no matter what their religious oriention, will find Life Everlasting to be one of the most far-reaching, comprehensive presentations of life-after-death experiences in print. It is inevitable that this book will continue to be widely read and discussed for many years to come.
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by Customer - reviewed on September 24, 2008
I read this book about a year after the death of my daughter. I found this book reassuring and comforting and helped me feel closer to her. Although I already understood the plan of salvation,this book has helped me look at death in a very different way. It has made a difference in my life.
Book you should read
by Gerald - reviewed on October 06, 2011
Great book about the spirit world and those who have visited there. I wish it would come out as an E-Book...
by Randy - reviewed on February 02, 2011
I've read this book several times. This book--along with Brent Topp's "What's On The Other Side" are the 2 best LDS spirit world books I've come across. The difference between the two is that Life Everlasting is so much deeper, richer, and more daring with it's attempted insights. They will both change your perspective on many things. Prepare to this less of this world and much more of the world to come. I suggest reading Brent Topp's book first as a foundation, then this. After reading both of those books, I recommend listening to the 2 CD audio "I Saw Heaven" by Lawrence Tooley. Milk before meat...
not just one guy's opinion
by Customer - reviewed on March 09, 2010
I normally shy away from books not written by an apostle/prophet. This was a book I got when my dad passed away. It is a compilation of revealed scriptures, quotations from general authorities and documented personal experiences. It's a wonderful book, very insightful, very comforting.