Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Heaven's Lessons Review

I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. The subscript of the title is "Ten Things I Learned About God When I Died". In my experience, books like this are either REALLY intriguing because I believe the author, or they are REALLY disturbing because they are completely unfounded on things from the Bible.

This book, surprisingly, didn't really focus on the author, Steve Sjogren, dying. It was more about the life lessons he gained from his entire experience. In Sjogren's case, he went in for a "routine" surgery, and was declared dead for seven minutes. His blood pressure was 30 over 10 for well over an hour. So even though he miraculously survived that, he had years of physical therapy and rehab to go through after his hospital experience. So many of his lessons were gained from the years of recovery. These lessons are definitely good values that everyone should take hold of: God is big, success works backwards (giving to people who never give back to you), God enjoys irregular people (I love that section), don't fear death, quit quitting, God heals gradually, get over it (forgiveness), face your fears, and be thankful.

These are great lessons to learn. Although they are not new lessons, I like to read books from new authors and a new perspective every so often. This isn't a book I'm going to buy 100 copies of and pass along to everyone I know, but it contained some words of wisdom.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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