• Heaven: An Unexpected Journey

  • One Man's Experience with Heaven, Angels, and the Afterlife
  • By: Jim Woodford, Thom Gardner
  • Narrated by: William Crockett
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (245 ratings)

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Heaven: An Unexpected Journey

By: Jim Woodford,Thom Gardner
Narrated by: William Crockett
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Publisher's Summary

Encounter the glories of Heaven, the terrors of hell, and the stunning reality of the unseen world!

When Jim Woodford died, he spent 11 hours in Heaven. When he came back, he was changed forever.

A successful airline pilot and businessman, Jim had it all - a loving family, substantial wealth, and all of the good things that come with it. But none of this was enough to satisfy the emptiness he felt in his heart. He always hungered for something more. And then one day, he died.

Jim was never a religious man. When it came to matters of God and faith, he was ambivalent. But as he lay in the hospital bed, clinically dead for more than 11 hours, his consciousness was transported to the wonders of Heaven and the horrors of hell. When he returned to this world, he brought back the missing piece his soul had been longing for.

Join Jim Woodford on this unforgettable journey into the afterlife!

Awaken to the vivid sights, sounds and sensations that you can enjoy in Heaven forever.

Be inspired by detailed descriptions of the "contrails of prayer" in Heaven's skies, the "sticky love" of God, what it feels like to hug an angel, and more!

Encounter the chilling realities of hell, and the sharp claws of destruction that threatened to pull Jim into eternal darkness.

Take comfort in the "six simple words" that led Jim into the Presence of Christ

Whether you need hope for tomorrow or strength for today, this story is your invitation to a radical transformation!

©2017 Jim Woodford (P)2017 Destiny Image

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Narration was over dramatic

Couldn’t get into the book as the narration was over the top and impossible to listen through. Could not and did not finish the book.

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Awful narrator

Overacting on overdrive! I would imagine to have one of these experiences would be leave me in awe! But this narrator is so dramatic with his attempt at making it sound holy/humbling/etc ruins the entire book. I have tried numerous times to listen to it and I thot if I did a marathon listen maybe his reading wouldn’t bother me anymore. Wrong! I do NOT recommend this book and that’s a shame because it’s so wonderful to know things like this really can and do happen in today’s world!

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Theatrics , but a good story

Wat too much theatrics of the performer for me , but the story and the message were very good.

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Unexpected Grace & Unexpected Truth

This story is the story of many lives lived ignoring God, unprepared for what follows and death comes knocking at your door. Do you fear death? Do you fear anything? Are you certain who your Heavenly Father is? Ignoring the reality of Hell doesn't make it less real, you know! Heaven awaits those whose hearts are trusting in Jesus Christ and his sacrifice for all sin on the cross. The Romans played a minor part in his work, providing the cross and hoisting Him up upon it. What no one, not even His disciples expected was that He would raise Himself from the dead on the third day, exit this earth for heaven for a season and come again. Are you ready to meet your maker?

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Good book but...

This was a great book but the guy reading was terrible. Monotone,flat, no emotion in his voice. Story was incredible.

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Good story but needs a different reader

The story is very good. I enjoyed hearing about his experience and would love to meet him one day. The only thing that bothered me was the reader. Perhaps English is a second language for him. I think he would do well reading children's books, but his continued hard pronunciation of an "a" every time he encountered one was offputting. His voice was pleasant enough though.

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GREAT testimony!! Must listen to it again.

GREAT testimony!! Must listen to it again. I found myself really intrigued by the character and nature of Christ depicted in the his testimony. overall this was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend it to anyone cool is truly looking for a real encounter that will truly Inspire your life.

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Crying narrator

Story is ok but the narrator ruins the story because its like he is almost going to cry while reading, all the book.

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Jim Woodford

Excellent story. Heard Jim at a presentation. would be better with his voice. Too much material not related to first person account

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Narration is Overly Dramatic/ Emotional

Story was lost in a weird narration. Written, it would be 90% italics. Emotion was over emphasized too much of the time. It just makes it an uneasy listen. Sorry, narrator.

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  • Christine A Spencer
  • 04-15-19

Enthralling.

Gives all Christians some clear facts to look forward to. It's a must read for all who believe in Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father God.

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  • Marina Zoraya
  • 10-13-21

Beautiful

The actual accounts of Jesus and Heaven are stunning. Felt like I was there. Will listen again!

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  • Mohani
  • 08-25-21

Heartfelt and honest

What a beautiful true account of his experience. Gave me hope and incredible joy to see God through your experience. I loved the reflections and prayers.

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  • Mitthraw Nuruodo
  • 09-07-22

Warm and hope giving report from heaven

Jim's NDE account is one of the most interesting and fulfilling to hear, it gives hope and really helps in time of my grief over the way to early passing of my wife. Thank you.

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  • 09-26-22

Great story and encouraging but narration not suitable

Great story but the narrator should be doing a great job of poetry or children’s stories. It could have been read by a more mature voice. However very consistent details with other NDE’s. Good stuff and although story annoyingly interrupted with reflective stuff , an excellent climax with a great explanation of grace. Good gift for those on the parameters.

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  • AmazonCustomer
  • 07-27-22

Fabulous testimony

A really wonderful and inspiring story. Did not like the narration but still worth listening.

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  • 12-12-17

Incredible and hopeful.

I absolutely loved this! I didn't wanna stop it but when I went to work it was hard to hear. But when I listened... ah. It was invigorating. Exciting. Suspenseful. Thank you God for showing Jim this amazing experience and sharing his amazing story! Amen!