Steven Musick, at the age of nineteen, joined the navy after running out of money for college. He was the only one to later qualify for Navy SEALS and Annapolis Naval Academy. His whole life was ahead and planned out. But all that changed with one fatal accident. After a vaccination injection gone wrong, Musick's health started to decline. When he ended up in the emergency room, he was injected with aminophylline and had a huge allergic reaction. After passing out, he found himself in Heaven.
When he returned, Musick discovered that not only had he been unresponsive for five weeks, but he had also lost two-thirds of his lung capacity. For ten long years he had to deal with shortness of breath and poor health. But then he had another visit to Heaven, and when he returned he was astonished to find he had regained his perfect health. His doctors were stunned--this was an impossible recovery.
After his visits to Heaven, Musick started experiencing "bubbles of Heaven" in his life. Simple things like helping another person would give him the same feelings of peace and joy that he felt in Heaven. He is convinced that Heaven is closer than many think, and all we need to do is be willing to wait and anticipate these glimpses.
This book runs through Musick's life, then starts talking about how we can experience Heaven on Earth. It is very practical and easy to follow. Not only should we anticipate Heaven after death, but we should also anticipate Heaven here on Earth.
I didn't know what to expect or believe when I got this book, but I found it to be well-written and interesting, if not believable. It is the first book of its kind that I have read so I have nothing to judge it by, but I would say my first impression is that Musick did experience Heaven and it has made a tremendously good impact on his life.
I received a copy of this book from BLOGGING FOR BOOKS in exchange for my honest review.