Imagine Heaven Devotional: 100 Reflections to Bring Heaven to Your Life Today

Imagine Heaven Devotional: 100 Reflections to Bring Heaven to Your Life Today

by John Burke, Kathy Burke

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Overview

In 2015, John Burke's Imagine Heaven took the book world by storm, landing on the New York Times bestseller list and selling more than half a million copies. Its exhilarating picture of heaven, drawn from Scripture and illustrated with true stories of near-death experiences, enthralled readers and offered real-life evidence that supported their faith and answered some of their most pressing questions about life after death.

Scripture tells us to "Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth" (Col. 3:2). Now readers can meditate daily on the realities of heaven with the Imagine Heaven Devotional. Each of the 100 devotions includes near-death stories from the bestselling book, Scripture, a prayer, as well as brand new stories and content that helps readers apply these heavenly promises to how they live life today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801093623
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/31/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 69,575
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

John Burke is the New York Times bestselling author of Imagine Heaven, No Perfect People Allowed, Soul Revolution, and Unshockable Love. As an international speaker, John has addressed hundreds of thousands of people in 20 countries on topics of leadership and spiritual growth. He is founder and senior pastor of the multi-site community of Gateway Church, Austin. Keep in touch at JohnBurkeOnline.com, at ImagineHeaven.net, and on social media @johnburkeofficial.

Kathy Burke
cofounded Gateway Church in Austin and served on the staff for many years. Kathy has contributed to and edited No Perfect People Allowed and Imagine Heaven. She has worked in financial consulting and missions, and for the past two decades as a home educator. Kathy is currently a freelance writer and editor, and continues to enjoy assisting her husband's and adult children's business and ministry endeavors. Find her on social media @KathyCBurke. The Burkes have two grown children and live in Austin, Texas.

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seekinggraceandgratitude More than 1 year ago
The Imagine Heaven Devotional is an excellent, easy read of 100 different short stories (and by short, I'm talking 1.5-2 pages, tops) about individuals who survived near death experiences and got to meet God, Jesus, or walk through heaven. The 100+ people whose stories are in this devotional are a unique group of seekers, believers, skeptics and atheists from all walks of life. Yet, it is extraordinary the similarities in sights, sounds, and smells they describe from their short experiences with God or in heaven. This leads me to believe that they must have all experienced a small piece of the same thing. One thing I found comforting while reading this devotional is how God answers all of our questions in heaven and puts an end to the agonizing “whys” we have on earth. Because doubt, fear, worry, etc. do not exist in heaven, we immediately feel at peace and with full knowledge and understanding of God's whole plan. In heaven, we can see how our broken bits were pieced together to complete a full picture of God's goodness for God's glory. Another concept I found reassuring in this book is the concept of time being defined – apparently there is no sense of time in heaven because heaven is eternity (eternal bliss with God as originally designed). So when someone dies on earth and goes to heaven, it seems like no time has passed while they're waiting for their loved ones to return home to them in heaven. This is fascinating to me that life on earth feels like a slow crawl, or eternity, when we're living life without those we love but in heaven time feels like nothing at all because time doesn't really exist how we know it to be on earth. This devotional is encouraging while exposing validity for the proof that there is life after earth and that heaven really does exist. While I did not read the non-fiction book of the same title and therefore cannot compare or contrast how the book and devotional are connected or different, I truly did enjoy this book. I chose to take my time reading through each day’s devotional because each story penetrated my heart and caused me to sink deep in thought. While inspiring, each story made me consider my perspective on life and death, how I am living my own life here on earth, and how each action or event in my life is all part of a much larger plan in a much longer story I have yet to know about. Lastly, Imagine Heaven Devotional is a devotional all people can benefit from but I would specifically recommend it as a gift to someone who is experiencing a difficult season or who is skeptical about Christianity, God, or life after death. * I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
summer_no9 More than 1 year ago
This book was very encouraging and compelling to read and teaching us from the experience life with a true stories of nearly die with based on devotional of their reaching. We will be inspired stories to help us imagine what the Bible describes. We believe the Bible should be the authority and framework for understanding Heaven and interpreting NDE’s. I highly recommend to everyone must to read this book. “ I received complimentary a copy of tis book from Baker Books Bloggers for this review”.
Teadrinker More than 1 year ago
I think most of us have wondered what life would be like after we die. We wonder what does Heaven look like? Imagine Heaven Devotional by John Burke and Kathy Burke has 100 devotions sharing true stories of near-death experiences. Each devotion in the Imagine Heaven Devotional starts out with a Bible verse, then there is a two-page devotion that includes at least one or more stories from people who have had near-death experiences, and it ends with a prayer. This hardcover book has a beautiful cover that looks rather like we imagine heaven and it includes a ribbon marker. It really is gorgeous and would make a good gift for almost anyone. I enjoyed reading Imagine Heaven Devotional to start my day and to end my day. I just felt my faith being lifted up as I read through this book. If I am honest, I also felt less scared about dying even though as a Christian I already knew I was going to a better place. This book just left me feeling more heavenly minded and less worried about what was going on around me today. I believe I slept better and I started my day better. I would encourage every Christian to read this book. . .and I think it would also be good for those who are not Christians but are wondering about the faith and after life. I received this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.
connywithay More than 1 year ago
“The Imagine Heaven Devotional has been written for personal application of the biblical promises of Heaven, in hopes of bringing Heaven’s blessings to your life today,” the introduction states in John and Kathy Burkes’ book. ~ What ~ At two-hundred-and-twenty-four pages, this hardbound devotional targets those who want to focus and learn from those who have had near death experiences (NDEs) and how they relate to Heaven and what it will be like. Using mainly the New International Version of the Holy Bible, also referenced are the GNT, MSG, NASB, NLT, and NLV versions. After an introduction, one-hundred devotions cover two pages each and start with a written-out Bible verse, followed by a paragraph about a person who has had a NDE with quoted documentation from the person on what they saw, felt, and experienced in regard to eternity. There are several follow-up paragraphs by the authors about the experience, offering Bible verses while encouraging and exhorting how to look toward our being with God when we leave this Earth. A short prayer completes each devotional. ~Why ~ I appreciate devotionals that have little information about the author but focus on God, especially when it relates to Heaven; the after paragraphs do this. I like how the authors gently remind the readers to turn their eyes and hearts to Christ. ~ Why Not ~ Those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ may not want to get a book that discusses near death experiences and concentrates on going to Heaven. I may be one of the few who do not believe that NDEs are spiritual messages from God when one leaves their body, goes to Heaven, communicates with deceased loved ones, sees Jesus, and returns back to Earth as the concept is not Biblically based (read John 1:18 KJV – No man hath seen God at any time …). ~ Wish ~ With Heaven as the main topic, the book may put misplaced focus on the fantastic, charismatic experiences some have with a NDE instead of searching and studying the Word of God to find out what it says about eternity. I prefer all pronouns of God capitalized for reverence. ~ Want ~ If you believe NDEs are orchestrated by God and like to read about personal experiences regarding this topic, this thorough and well written book may entertain you, but although I find it interesting and engaging, I cannot recommend it. Thanks to Baker Books for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.
Nicnac63 More than 1 year ago
I was immediately drawn into this lovely devotional. The initial short story speaks of airline pilot, Captain Dale Black, who received a taste of Heaven after his plane crashed shortly after takeoff. I’ve seen interviews with Captain Black online, and find his story jaw-dropping and inspiring. I believe he was spared (the lone survivor) for the purpose of sharing his story, so others can better prepare themselves for the life to come. Through Captain Black’s story, and the numerous others in this book who’ve lived through similar experiences, we get a taste of Heaven and are able to imagine and anticipate the blessings awaiting us. Each of the 100 devotions is two pages in length and includes Scripture verses (various versions), a short story, reflection portion, and brief, exemplary prayer. The Imagine Heaven Devotional has a colorful padded hardcover (oxymoron, haha) suitable for gifting. The stories are interesting and inspiring, and an attached ribbon bookmark is an added perk. Thank you to Baker Books for my advanced copy of this book.