What the Saints Said about Heaven
Publisher: TAN Books
Publication Date: 2011-10-15
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There are thrilling promises in Scripture but not an abundance of detail about the nature of heavenly existence. Another source of insight and hope can be found in the writings of the saints throughout history.
What the Saints Said About Heaven: 101 Holy Insights on Everlasting Life combines Scriptural passages, saintly writings, and prayers from the heart, all organized into a daily meditation format.
It provides inspiring thoughts on subjects such as: what the Beatific Vision will be like, on being in heaven with loved ones, about Angels, Saints and what we will do in our resurrected bodies.
What the Saints Said About Heaven is the ideal gift for every Christian, and serves as an encouraging reminder that each day we spend on earth is a preparation for the ultimate joy of life to come.
Ronda Chervin is a Catholic author, international speaker and Professor of Philosophy. She is the author of over 60 books concerning the matters of Catholic thought, practice and spirituality. Coming from a Jewish -- though atheistic -- background, Chervin converted to the Catholic faith when she was a young adult. She graduated from Fordham University with a Ph.D. in Philosophy and earned an MA in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. While at Fordham, Chervin studied under Dietrich von Hildebrand. Since then, as a Professor of Philosophy, she has taught at numerous colleges, including Loyola Marymount University, the Seminary of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the Franciscan University of Steubenville, and Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, CT. She frequently presents on Catholic TV and Radio.
I had a close friend in college recommend this book very highly so he would say five stars. He converted from Buddhism and I think found the book especially helpful. I was underwhelmed after how highly he had built up the book. However, I think it would be a great choice for those dealing with death, illness, or old age at present. It might also be a nice Easter season treat-- two per day. Otherwise I would prefer to just read an entire book by a saint, or one entire work on heaven, and not have any reflection in between.