About the book: Not everyone who visits the spirit world stays there. The Magnificent World of Spirits: Eyewitness Accounts of Where We Go When We Die, gives fascinating glimpses of life beyond the veil by people who visited the spirit world during the early years of the LDS Church.
Filled with stories of insight and inspiration, The Magnificent World of Spirits is a stirring book that combines documented personal experiences with scripture, commentary, and quotes from latter-day prophets and other leaders. This book will bring you peace as you come to understand what awaits on the other side of the veil. After reading this book, you will never think of life—or death—in the same way.
My review: I really enjoyed reading this book! I always think that it's fun to be able to read about things that have actually happened to people and reading about people's trips into the Spirit World was really a fun way to spend some time. I really liked that most of the examples were from a really long time ago, I'm sure people still have visits to the Spirit World, but with the way the world is getting, people probably don't talk about it as much as they would have in say pioneer times.
I like the way this book is set up, in each chapter there is kind of a statement about what happens to people when they die or have trips to the Spirit World, one example was that all the people talk about being met by a guide, a person that stays with them, and then there are true life stories to illustrate the statement.
This is a really well-written, interesting book that I didn't want to put down!
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: Marlene Bateman Sullivan was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor's degree in English. Marlene loves reading, camping, and flowers, and has a super-sized iris garden with over 75 different varieties. She also loves animals and has a pudgy Westie and an energetic Welsh Corgi who somehow manage to co-exist with her four cats.
Marlene has written a number of non-fiction books, including: Latter-day Saint Heroes and Heroines, And There Were Angels Among Them, Visit’s From Beyond the Veil, By the Ministering of Angels, Brigham’s Boys, Heroes of Faith, Gaze Into Heaven; Near-death Experiences in Early Church History, and The Magnificent World of Spirits. Marlene also wrote the best-selling novel, Light on Fire Island, as well as three other mysteries, Motive for Murder, A Death in the Family, and Crooked House.
Check out Marlene Bateman Sullivan's website here.
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