Review: Voices From The Edge of Eternity
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Voices From the Edge of Eternity, is a compilation of death bed remarks from 242 individuals dating as far back as the first century AD and including eighty-five famous people.
Famous or not they were all equalized by death. Some died with visions of heaven and others expressing agony and terror at their first glimpse of hell.
Throughout the book, believers reported seeing angels coming to escort them, deceased friends and family ready to greet them and beautiful peaceful visions of heaven. Unbelievers reported dread and anxiety at being unprepared to meet God. Some died completely alone.
- Eleanor Smith, after spending several days in pain from illness, exclaimed to her sister Natalie in her moment of death, “There are so many of them. There’s Fred…and Ruth – what’s she doing here? Oh, I know!” Ruth, her cousin, died unexpectedly the week before but Eleanor hadn’t been told.
- Thomas A. Edison, as he was dying, whispered to his physician, “It is so beautiful over there.”
- Charles Darwin, in the last days of his life expressed regret for his youthful enthusiasm for speculative ideas (evolution). “I was so young with uninformed ideas. I threw out queries, suggestions, wondering all the time about everything. To my astonishment the ideas took like wildfire. People made a religion of them.” He made these remarks from his deathbed in which he spent his last days reading the Bible.
These testimonies verify commonly believed ideas about heaven and hell. They also illustrate the fact that death is the one place you can’t avoid meeting God.
The book has no index and reference notes are included at the end of each testimony. The best price can be found at Amazon.
Not included in this book but relevant to the topic are the recent testimonies of two people, Don Piper in 90 Minutes in Heaven and Colton Burpo in Heaven is for Real. Their stories are similar but different in many ways and both agree with information about heaven in the Bible.