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My journey to heaven : what I saw and how it changed my life

Author: Marvin J Besteman; Lorilee Craker
Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On April 28, 2006, as he lay in his hospital bed in Ann Arbor, Michigan, visions of celestial beauty were the last thing on Marv Besteman's mind. He had just had surgery to remove a rare pancreatic tumor. It was after visiting hours and his family had left for the day. Alone and racked with pain, Marv tossed and turned, wanting more than anything else to simply sleep and escape the misery and discomfort for a while.  Read more...
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Besteman, Marvin J., 1934-
My journey to heaven.
Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, ©2012
(DLC) 2012015812
(OCoLC)773670127
Named Person: Marvin J Besteman; Marvin J Besteman
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marvin J Besteman; Lorilee Craker
ISBN: 9781441240101 1441240101
OCLC Number: 810336048
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: A one-in-a-million case --
Two angels --
Lights and colors (plus a love story) --
At heaven's gate --
Hello, Marv, my name is Peter --
The book of life --
Inside the inner gate of heaven --
Heaven's cradle roll --
The six people I saw in heaven --
Losing and finding my best friend --
After I woke up --
Until we meet again.
Responsibility: Marvin J. Besteman with Lorilee Craker.

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On April 28, 2006, as he lay in his hospital bed in Ann Arbor, Michigan, visions of celestial beauty were the last thing on Marv Besteman's mind. He had just had surgery to remove a rare pancreatic tumor. It was after visiting hours and his family had left for the day. Alone and racked with pain, Marv tossed and turned, wanting more than anything else to simply sleep and escape the misery and discomfort for a while. The retired banker, father, and grandfather had no idea he was about to get a short reprieve in the form of an experience he never could have imagined. In My Journey to Heaven, Marv Bestman shares the story of his experience of heaven with astounding detail. Readers will hear of his encounters with angels who accompanied him to the gate, his conversation (argument, really) with St. Peter, and his recognition of friends and family members who touched his life. His story offers peace, comfort, and encouragement to those who have lost loved ones and gives security and solace to those who are grieving, dying, or wonder about the afterlife. Marv believed God sent him back to earth to fulfill this mission of comfort and reminds readers that God has work for each of us to do before he calls us to be with him in heaven. Secure in his belief that his book was the fulfillment of his own mission, Marv returned to heaven in January 2012.

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