This book I could not put down and read it late into the night. So fascinating to learn how God has worked in this man's life. Reading it gave me personal comfort. I sensed God's Spirit, Power and timing for me to read this book. Wonderful insights into heaven.
After the recent passing of my father, I was given this book by a friend because he thought it would help my grief. Of course I was skeptical and didn't even look at the book for a while. Then one day I just got bored and started reading. Once I started reading, I just simply couldn't put it down. I love how transparent the author is about his life's struggles, and couldn't believe how much of his life was very similar to my own. God has definitely given this author a gift for writing. If you have lost a loved one, as most of us have, I highly recommend this book. God bless.
I loved reading about Dr. Anderson's glimpses of heaven, and he shares many. His experiences showed me that death isn't something to be feared, rather it should be fully embraced. In the meantime, we need to work on the job God has given each of us here on earth, and then one day, we'll take an "unimaginable trip of a lifetime." Additionally, I enjoyed how he emphasized that we'll SEE God when we actually LOOK for Him. This truly was a beautiful and comforting read. I definitely see myself reading it again in the future.
I just finished Dr Anderson's book on his remarkable life and gift. The Lord has always been calling me since I was a little girl. I loved books and mostly the ones with pictures of Jesus, I cherished them. Long story short, I am now 60 yrs young, and have been further from the Lord than I liked. I work at our local hospital and have been there for nearly 25 yrs. I started in the dietary dept. For 19 years I worked there and then I got to the point where I hated getting up in the morning, and knew I had to do something. I went back to school in my spare time and kept watching the job postings. A good one came up, but it was only part time. I was called to schedule an interview for the following week. My husband and I weren't sure if going to part time was such a good idea, but I did know that I needed something different. The morning of my interview, I was getting ready for work and I prayed that it was in the Lords hands, if this was for me He would open doors. I worked my regular shift in dietary, and went to HR for the young man to walk me to my interview. On the way upstairs, he asked me if I wanted full time. I said yes, the idea of part time was a little scary, but I was willing to take the chance. He looked at me and said, a full time position just came open this morning. I got the job and full time, in the emergency room. I have been there for 5 1/2 years. I have prayed with people and played the part of a Christian as much as I could, but I knew something else was missing. As I said I always loved to read and I have been lead to start reading again. I even told my husband I wanted a kindle paper white book reader. I was at Walmart one night after work, and walked by the book section. I walked over to a tower filled with books on heaven and so on. Nothing struck me until I looked clear on the bottom, and there was Dr Anderson's book. I reached for it right away, like a hungry child for candy. I'm very cautious about what I read and listen to and what I put in my spirit. I saw Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife gave there blessings, so if it was good enough for them, it was good enough for me. I started reading it as soon as I could, and hating putting it down. I finished it today, and it has changed my life..I have been really concerned about growing old, because of the suffering I see in the ER. This book has opened my eyes to the Lord all around me. The reasons He put me in the ER, and the plans He has for me. I'm no longer concerned so much on growing old, I'm still not thrilled about my body slowing down and all that comes with getting older, but now, I have excepted it, as the circle of life, and what awaits me, when my circle has come to the end. I am not blessed with the gifts Dr. Anderson has, and at first I was really jealous, but the Lord has shown me what gifts He gave me. I just hope that I can put them to use as the Lord wants me too. After reading the very last word of his book, I lowered my head and prayed that prayer. I could feel the Lord standing with me. I have felt Him before, but pushed it out of my head as crazy thinking, it was just something I imagined. Not this time! I am going to look for Him in every thing I do and where ever I am. I wanted to write to Dr Anderson, but could not find anything until I found your site. If you think Dr. Anderson would like to read this, please feel free to forward to him. Thank you for all you and your friends do for the glory of our Lord.
I was thoroughly blessed by Dr. Anderson's testimony, especially His encounter with Jesus in a vision/dream at the peak of his atheism. God took away all of his excuses to be an atheist, and continued to show him His reality- more real than the life we live on this Earth- throughout his life as a rural doctor, husband and father. I am impressed with the doctor's humility and also the experience he shared in the book with Steve Curtis Chapman's own personal temporary loss of his daughter, Maria. This book truly encourages me to not put emphasis on this life, but to realize that we are just being prepared here for our True Home with Jesus in Heaven.
Appointments with Heaven by Reggie Anderson, Jennifer Schuchmann is an interesting book, but not for children or the immature. A lot of his experiences aren’t paralleled in the Bible, which makes me wary of accepting his experiences. This book has a lot of hinting to future events in the author’s life, but you still have to wait for the event to show up in his story to know what he meant. I do consider parts of the book to be heretical words designed to comfort. The author assures the reader confidently that saved people who commit suicide still go to heaven & I think this is a murky gray area. The author may not mean to offer false hope, but when it comes down to it, he is saying what people desperately want to hear and believe, not necessarily what can be verified through the Scriptures.
One of my favorite things about Christian books is that I can read non-fiction, real-life accounts about how God is being revealed and is present in people's lives. It's true testimonies like these that build my faith strong (: