LibraryThing Review. User Review – tjsjohanna – LibraryThing. This is a pretty thorough book on life after death through the lens of a member of The Church of. Life Everlasting peers into the spirit prison and hell and reports conditions in those environments. Then it Duane S. Crowther. Cedar Fort, Jan. Life Everlasting was first published in by Bookcraft (now there’s a name that brings up My Recent Email / Letter From Duane Crowther.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Life Everlasting by Duane S. Life Everlasting by Duane S. Life Everlasting is a fascinating examination of man’s future life from the time of death until his entry into the heavenly realms. The book reaches beyond the commonplace to give profound new insights into the nature of the life to come.
This book examines eyewitness accounts of more than individuals who have ventured into the spirit world and have then returned to tel Life Everlasting is a fascinating examination of man’s future life from the time of death until his entry into the heavenly realms. This book examines eyewitness accounts of more than individuals who have ventured into the spirit world and have then returned to tell of their experiences.
It also draws extensively from the scriptures and from the discourses of Latter-day Saint leaders. As the evidence of these accounts is analyzed, numerous new understandings are revealed to the reader.
Within these pages are vivid descriptions of spirit-world conditions including buildings, landscaping, wearing apparel, organization, occupations, and Church callings. Many instructive descriptions of the amazing capabilities of spirit beings are provided. Of special interest are the vivid descriptions of Jesus Christ as He has appeared to many who have entered into Paradise.
The numerous roles of spirit beings who visit the earth, as Gardian Angels and in other capacities, are described in detail. The factors which govern man’s time of death are discussed, and the nature of man’s “new birth” into the next life is described in detail by those who have experienced it.
Life Everlasting peers into the spirit prison and hell and reports conditions in those environments. Then it sweeps forward in time to analyze the nature of the resurrections and final judgment. A careful consideration of the final rewards available to man is made, with detailed and spcific coverage of the fate of the sons of perdition and the destinies of the inhabitants of the telestial, terrestrial and celestial kingdoms.
The final chapter is a penetrating explanation of the nature of godhood and exaltation. Few books have ever combined such a wealth of now concepts and interesting information with the careful presentation, documentation and scholarship of Life Everlasting. Latter-day Saints will find strong evidences which confirm their beliefs in the afterlife. Others, no matter what their religious oriention, will find Life Everlasting to be one of the most far-reaching, comprehensive presentations of life-after-death experiences in print.
It is inevitable that this book will continue to be widely read and discussed for many years to come. Hardcover0 pages.
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To duanee what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Life Everlastingplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jan 11, Richard Rick rated it really liked it. I have two reviews for this book, which is for LDS audiences about life before and after this earth life.
The author wrote the original book many years ago and drew patterns and themes from dozens and dozens of near-death experiences, the scriptures, and the words of the prophets to paint a vivid and extremely interesting picture of the afterlife. I found this book to be very interesting and engaging, and testimony-affirming. It was so neat to understand better what the journey to th I have two reviews for this book, which is for LDS audiences about life before and after this earth life.
It was so neat to understand better what the journey cfowther the next life is like and to take comfort in knowing what our loved ones crowgher my mother are doing there. So I give the original edition 5 stars.
Then he revised and updated the book, and I give the revised section crowthee 2 stars. Because he stopped using the rule of “3 witnesses” and stopped comparing the visions of regular church people with words of the prophets.
Instead in the new sections on the premortal life, he made some claims based on one or two “visions” without finding additional witnesses or prophetic corroboration. The result is that while he still has some very interesting ideas that I believe whole-heartedly are true, he also makes some claims that are actually in contradiction with what some prophets have said. So my final review: This book is awesome because it is the only one of its kind that I know about in how it teaches about the afterlife.
But treat it as the Apocrophainteresting and useful but to be taken with a grain of salt. View all 4 comments.
Nov 02, Misty rated it really liked it. In a nutshell, the author is an expert researcher and has compiled many sources including scripture, teachings of prophets and near death experiences, and does a sort of written venn diagram with them.
He figures if something has two or three witnesses, then it likely paints a fairly accurate picture of the afterlife as far as what we can discern as mortals. Every time I read this, I learn more.
I really appreciate his extensive footnotes so that the dkane can learn from his original sources, and not just his own conclusions.
Really, quite fascinating, and it answered some questions for me that have cropped up in recent years due to so many people close to me passing on.
Read for the second time. I enjoy this sort of topic and while I take much of it with a grain of salt since it’s not scripture, I still find it fascinating. It’s not often you read a book that compares near death experiences with words of the prophets and scripture to see where the parallels lie.
Nov 22, Kathy rated it liked it. Full of near death experiences of early Later Day Saints and lots of quotes by early prophets. It had some good insites and was interesting, but leaves you wondering why we don’t have more stories like that in our day. Why is it early saints had so many? Were they more spiritual than we are, or do we just not hear about this sort of experience because people fear they won’t be believed? I did learn a lot about the spirit world. I’ll probably reread passages of this book frequently.
Dec 18, Jaron Bass rated it it was amazing. I took my time reading the last chapter about Exaltation because I was so enthralled by the depth and amount of information in the chapter. Overall, this book is a must read, especially for anyone who has lost a loved one.
Jul 13, Tim Malone rated it really liked it. The book contains hundreds of NDEs published early in our church history.
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It was one of the first books I read on the subject of life after death. I was a teenager when I read it just after my uncle died.
It is a classic on the subject and has guided me for many years in my thoughts in this area. Moody bu The book duqne hundreds of NDEs published early in our church history. Moody but this one was the first for me.
Apr 18, Becky rated it really liked it. The author wrote this after his little girl died of cancer. He wanted to better understand where she went after she died, so he researched personal accounts of people that had experiences with the other side, and also quotes from scriptures and apostles.
The first half of the book was so incredibly fascinating- very intriguing. It was full of things that I’ve always believed but have never actually seen so much written information on it before. I would have given it 5 stars, but the second half The author wrote this after his little girl died of cancer. I would have given it 5 stars, but the second half of the book was a little harder to get through. It goes through more well known topics like resurrection, judgment, “Hell,” The 3 Degrees of Glory, etc.
Still good, but not riveting reading by any means. Jul 14, Christie rated it really liked it. I quite liked duanne of this book but some were definitely more interesting and less repetitive than others. The beginning is very interesting, citing reputable well, as reputable as these can generally could be NDE’s, which leads to interesting discussion topics about death, what people do on the other side, etc.
The book mostly quotes prophets and apostles, so it’s much less suspicious than other books are on this topic, I imagine.
I really enjoyed dduane chapters on exaltation and the degr I quite liked sections of this book but some were definitely more interesting and less repetitive than others. I really enjoyed the chapters on exaltation and the degrees of eevrlasting. Surprise, there wasn’t any new doctrine really in here, but that’s a good sign since doctrine isn’t secret or surprising if you’ve already been to church.
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Worth the read, and I imagine this book would be especially comforting for those who’ve lost loved ones. A friend I respect told me to read this and it is a veritable treasury of information for an LDS audience on life from pre-mortality through the afterlife. Fascinating quotations from primary sources and insights throughout.
This is the hardback edition. My hesitations with the book include the editing, which could have made it tighter, a few of the author’s conclusions, and some of the personal sources that he cites. The book contains extensive footnotes which are really helpful for findin A friend I respect told me to read this and it is a veritable treasury of information for an LDS audience on life from pre-mortality through the afterlife.
The book contains extensive footnotes which are really helpful for finding the original source material. I am grateful for the work and research that Crowther did and the insights that are to be gained.
This book is a fascinating collection of stories of the “after-life”.
Many of the stories are directly from past LDS prophets, leaders, and other notables.