Do you believe in near death experiences?
I believe in near death experiences (NDEs). I have read many accounts and I believe that many of them are authentic. Some of the NDEs that I have explored involve Christians, while others told the experience of non-Christians. There are many sources for NDEs. Perhaps you have read Don Piper's 90 Minutes in Heaven. It's an excellent book that tells of this Baptist minister's account of Heaven after leaving his body following a serious traffic accident. Just recently, I finished reading the book, My Time in Heaven, which was written by Reverend Richard Sigmund. Richard has since passed away, but his life was definitely one that was filled with spiritual encounters. When Richard was involved in a one-car accident, he was dead for about eight hours. During his visit to Heaven, Richard met with Jesus, and stood at the foot of the throne of Almighty God. His incredible descriptions of what he saw and heard will leave you with a feeling of excitement and inner joy for what the Lord has prepared for those who love Him. It is unlike any near-death experience book I have ever read and one I would highly recommend. Another heartwarming book, The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven, is about a father and son who were involved in a car accident. The boy, Kevin Malarkey, ends up in a coma and is left paralyzed. He goes to Heaven and speaks to Jesus. When Kevin returns to his body, he tells his father and the rest of his family about his experience. After his trip to Heaven, his family realizes that Kevin has been blessed with a spiritual gift that allows him to see angels and hear from the Lord. It is obvious that the Lord has used Kevin's tragic accident to open the eyes of unbelievers. This book has built more confidence in my faith. Another favorite book that I have read is Flight to Heaven, which tells the story of an airline pilot, Captain Dale Black, who miraculously survived a terrible airplane crash when he was 19 years old. He also left his body and experienced Heaven following the accident. Dale's account is both thrilling and comforting. Still another of my favorite books is To Heaven and Back by Rita Bennett. It details the NDEs of men and women whose lives were changed by their journey to the other side of the grave and back. One of the best websites that I have discovered for NDEs is http://www.bibleprobe.com/nde.htm. It contains several NDEs that affected me so greatly, I sat at my computer for several hours and wrote an e-mail message to all of my relatives. It is a message that comes from my heart. I believe that the Holy Spirit was helping me during the four hours or so that I wrote it. It is a message of love and concern. After much thought and speaking to the Lord, I believe I was led to create this website and share the message here instead of via e-mail.