Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Heaven's Lessons by Steve Sjogren
This small 160 page soft cover book put out by Thomas Nelson Publishers has as its theme ‘knowing God.’ The subtitle of this book is ten things I learned about God when I died.
I wasn’t comfortable reviewing a book that purports to be an after death experience. But this is not the jest of the book. I allowed this book to be sent to me as a complimentary copy as part of the BookSneeze book reviews program. I was not required to give a positive review.
The premise Sjogren gives to the book is that he learned a few things about God when he suffered a near death experience. There are some things that are beyond our understanding as fallen creatures, and one of them is a so called near death experience. So I won’t comment on that aspect of the book.
It is a hard book to pin down. He spends time on his experience and at the same time attempts to teach spiritual truths.
How did he do?
The information conveyed was interesting but not earth shaking.. I was interested but not inspired.. It did not cause me to think deeper thoughts about God.
I would not recommend this book to others if they are looking to know more about God. It seemed to be another attempt to justify experience over truth.
As I said above I received this book complimentary from BookSneeze to review on my blog and I was not required to give it a positive review. The views expressed are those of the book reviewer and not those of the publisher.