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My Journey to Heaven | [Marvin J. Besteman, Lorilee Craker]

My Journey to Heaven

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....
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Publisher's Summary

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 Besteman shares the story of his experience of heaven with astounding detail. Listeners 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.

©2012 eChristian (P)2012 eChristian

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    John Steele Sterling, VA 01-29-13
    John Steele Sterling, VA 01-29-13 Member Since 2012
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    What disappointed you about My Journey to Heaven?

    I don't like the reading style of the narrator for this type of book. The author is dutch but the narrator sounds like he is reading a western.


    What was most disappointing about Marvin J. Besteman and Lorilee Craker ’s story?

    The author claims not to be a writer but the book is very wordy and doesn't fit the his claim of not being a writer. I find that part unbelievable.


    What didn’t you like about Maurice England’s performance?

    I had the feeling I was listening to a western novel. The performance didn't fit the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I'd like a refund.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    john Elizabeth, CO, United States 01-29-13
    john Elizabeth, CO, United States 01-29-13
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    "Just not credible"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    After reading "Proof of Heaven",this story is just hard to believe as being an afterlife experience.I was unable to finish the book,maybe because it seemed to me he was referencing some religious ideals as his experience as opposed to the reality of his own experience. I do not recommend this book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Marvin J. Besteman and Lorilee Craker again?

    No


    What does Maurice England bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Nothing


    What character would you cut from My Journey to Heaven?

    I could not finish this book,it did not seem credible to me.


    Any additional comments?

    Not worth reading.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Kitchener, ON, Canada 09-15-13
    Paul Kitchener, ON, Canada 09-15-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Oh God!"

    Have listened to about 3/4 of Besterman's description of his journey to heaven, and am abandoning ship.
    This book is too stupid for words.
    Lineups to get into heaven? St Peter confused at not finding Besterman's name on his list of eligible entrants? Please.
    The narrator's southern drawl is so out of sync with the author's frequent references to his Dutch background that it represents a sizeable distraction.
    Lower the lifeboats; I'm outta here.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Emma-Louise Whitehall, OH, United States 05-31-14
    Emma-Louise Whitehall, OH, United States 05-31-14 Member Since 2003

    Jesus [Yeshua] is The Only Way (John 14:6). Judeo-Christian Bible principles works for all; why profit to gain the world & lose your soul?

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    "Biblically Accurate!"
    If you could sum up My Journey to Heaven in three words, what would they be?

    Hope, Joy, Peace, and Happiness in looking forward to "being absent from the body, and present with the Lord Jesus!


    What other book might you compare My Journey to Heaven to and why?

    "Heaven is for Real" by Todd Burpo


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Six persons God allowed Mr. Besleman to see in Heaven. At the end of the book that told of his one-way return to Heaven!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A true life journey to Heaven and the afterlife.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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