Today I wept...I got this book early in the afternoon, and once I started reading it, I couldn`t put it down...An incredible journey, and the triumph of Jeff`s spirit help us realize that no matter what very difficult, even horrible circumstances we may find ourselves in, if we can rely on God`s [ our Father ] love and care,He`ll walk us through with His loving arms holding us tightly, telling us we`ll make it, we surely will... A book worth-reading. Thanks so much, Jeff, for the book you have written. Very inspiring!!!!!
My dad got me interested in life-after-life stories years ago, so I've read and heard many. Jeff's is my favorite--the review, what he has learned, and the inspiration I derived from it. I wept through the intense trials of his recovery. The greatest message I received was that of non-judgment. Jeff and Tonya are friends of mine, and I know them to be wonderful people. They will inspire and bless others' lives through eternity!
I learned so many wonderful lessons from Jeff's incredible story. I experienced a new perspective on my trials, a greater understanding of God's ways and found peace, joy and gratitude. I finally see that God has always known, and always will know, my eternal value and that I am here on this earth to remember and believe it about myself.
I love how this book made me look at life differently and it changed my perpective of how precious this life is. I loved the way Jeff describes the "oneness" of the people he encountered while he was out of the body. It truley helped me to look at everyone so differently. We are all in this life together aching for others to help us out in one way or another. I bought 20 of these for gifts for my family for Christmas. One of my top 5 favorite books!
I was deeply moved by the experiences Jeff shared in this book. They have helped me to see deeper into the divine purpose of our trials in this life and how our attitude can make burdens light. I want to "choose joy." I want to feel the Christ like love for others that he did, to know their hearts, and to feel at one with all by sharing in their burdens and joy. It has given me a perspective of the eternities I had not known before, or as Jeff says, "did not remember."
I constantly read quotes from it to inspire and uplift others. I want everyone I know to read it so they can share in the joy and deeper understanding it brings.
I am currently going through a rough patch in my life and my sister recommended this book to me. I am not the fastest reader and I read this book in about a day. I cried through the last 3/4's of the book it was just amazing. Reading Jeff's story not only put my test into perspective but my life as well. It taught me to look harder for the blessings and not for all the negatives. At the end of the book Jeff talks about the reasons for the tests we are put through. He said (not exactly how Jeff put it) we are not tested because God wants us to be nor for his amusement, we are tested so God can show us how strong we are, God already knows how strong we are. I knew their hearts is a must read whether your life is running smooth or your going through a difficult time, please read this book you will not regret it.
Jeff Olsen opens his heart to his readers in his book, “I Knew Their Hearts”. It is a love story, a tragedy, family love, and a will to survive. Most importantly, for me, Jeff shares his remarkable experience beyond the veil; there is something more beyond this earthly life. This is a 5 star book!
I've read a half a dozen or so near-death experiences before, but this was so much more than I expected. I didn't want to put it down. It was a family story, it was a love story and it was a story of courage and survival. If I had to choose one part of the story that affected me the most, it would have to be where he is "wandering" through the hospital, and realizes he can feel every feeling and knows every thought of those around him (probably where the title came from). It made me realize that nothing is really ever a secret (especially from God) and the veil between us and heaven is really very thin.
Jeff and I were in the same high school graduating class. I became reacquainted with Jeff after attending an event that featured him as one of four speakers. He has been on journey unlike any I've heard of before. His book and his story help to inspire me to trust in God, let go of what is beyond my control, and to choose to let joy infiltrate all aspects of my life.
I was deeply moved to read Jeff's story. I feel the power of the spirit as Jeff writes of his experience and his will to move on. This book is quick read that leaves a lasting impression.
This book is one of the best books I've read!! It was written so well!! It will make you look at your own life and you will see your problems in a different light!! This book will bring you to tears and then the next moment you will be cheering on the writer!! It is so inspirational!! You will not forget the story easily. It has made me more appreciative for the things I have and it shows us that through our faith we can make it through anything!! Love, love, loved it!! Makes a great gift!!
I was extremely touched by Jeff's experience and how well he was able to capture it in a way that I could truly understand what he went through. This book is a 'must-read' for everyone, no matter what stage of life they are in. Well done. Thank you for helping me and many others 'Choose Joy.'
Wendi Simons, Layton, UT
I absolutely loved this book. After reading the book it made me view my life and those around me differently. I found it heartbreaking and so hopeful all at the same time—it is life changing. I would recommend it to everyone.
This is a very well written book which makes it hard to put it down. A friend of my parents had an experience very much the same. It touches the spirit and soul and gives the reader a look into eternity.
This from the heart book reiterated my belief in Life after death. Jeffery takes the reader on the journey with him and one can feel his pain and love for his family. It is not merely a book but a life changing experience.
A wonderful book! I am deeply touched by Jeff's experience. It helped me to see my life's experiences in a different perspective. I want to "choose joy".