True Accounts of Afterlife Encounters Recounted in New Book

Top Quote New book by renowned authors Jim Garlow and journalist Keith Wall delve into the question "what happens in the afterlife?" by including in this book stories by more than 30 individuals who had experiences with the other side. The authors interviewed more than 400 people for the book and said the experiences recounted by all were similar and demonstrated there is a hereafter. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 31, 2010 - San Diego County resident Art Walters was electrocuted and pronounced dead for 10 minutes before he came back to life. But what happened during those 10 minutes changed his life forever along with his perspective on death and dying.

    Terminally ill high school senior Carly Kilander started seeing angels months before she died, a common occurrence that brought her great comfort until one day she asked her mother why a little boy angel was packing her things to go. "Where am I going, Mom?" Carly asked. It was the next day that she passed away.

    La Jolla resident Marisa Vallbona was on her daily run when she was praying to God asking him to show her a sign that he was real when she was struck by a car, suffered massive injuries and had a near death experience. What she found during those minutes on the other side led her to a complete certainty and unshakable faith today.

    These stories and many more are told in Encountering Heaven and the Afterlife: True Stories from People Who Have Glimpsed the World Beyond (Bethany House, 2010) by James L. Garlow and Keith Wall.

    Trusted pastor and bestselling author Garlow and experienced journalist Wall believe these amazing experiences reveal insights into live "on the other side."

    Teaming up again for this story-filled follow-up to the popular Heaven and the Afterlife, Garlow and Wall collected dozens of firsthand stories of near-death experiences, angelic encounters, and other startling occurrences that provide a captivating glimpse into the hereafter as well as the invisible spiritual world that surrounds us each day.

    Writing from a biblical perspective, the authors offer a message of comfort, hope and inspiration - and a gripping reminder that life is more than what we see in the here and now.

    These Real-Life Stories Give Insight to Questions Such As:
    What happens when we die?
    What is heaven really like?
    When we arrive, will we know people?
    What role do angels play in our lives?
    Are demons real?

    Authors Garlow and Wall are available for interview as the various individuals featured in the book.

    About the Authors:
    James L. Garlow is the coauthor of Cracking Da Vinci's Code, with a half million copies in print. He is the senior pastor of Skyline Weslayan Church in San Diego, chairman of Renewing American Leadership, based in Washington, DC, and a nationwide speaker. Jim has master's degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary and Asbury Theological Seminary and a PhD in historical theology from Drew University. He appeared on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, FOX and NBC. His daily radio commentary, The Garlow Perspective, can be heard on nearly 850 radio outlets. Jim and his wife are the parents of four children and live in San Diego, Calif. For more information, visit

    Keith Wall, a 22-year publishing veteran, has served as an editor for Multnomah, and David C. Cook. He writes full time in collaboration with several bestselling authors. He and his family live in Colorado Springs.

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