An Estimated 1 out of 25 americans has had a near-death experience.

Do these reveal the heaven of the Bible? Over 100 gripping near-death experiences that answer our biggest questions about heaven.

An Estimated 1 out of 25 americans has had a near-death experience.

Do these reveal the heaven of the bible? Over 100 gripping near-death experiences that answer our biggest questions about heaven.

About Imagine Heaven

All of us long to know what life after death will be like. In Imagine Heaven, Burke compares the commonalities of over 100 gripping stories of near-death experiences (NDEs) to what Scripture says about our biggest questions of Heaven: Will I be myself? Will I see friends and loved ones? What will Heaven look like? What is God like? What will we do forever? What about children and pets?

For decades, Burke has studied over 1000 accounts of survivors brought back from near death who lived to tell of both heavenly and hellish experiences. While not every detail of individual NDEs correlate with Scripture, Burke shows how the common experiences shared by thousands of survivors—including doctors, college professors, bank presidents, people of all ages and cultures, and even blind people–point to the exhilarating picture of Heaven promised in the Bible.

This thrilling journey into the afterlife will make you feel like you’ve been there. It will forever change the way you view the life to come and the way you live your life today. You’ll discover Heaven is even more amazing than you’ve ever imagined.

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“What if Near Death Experiences really do offer a glimpse into our future? In his engrossing book, my friend John Burke surveys the vast literature on NDEs, examining them in light of the Bible and showing how they can help us live with an eye on eternity. It’s a creative and compelling approach to a controversial yet crucial topic.”

—  Lee Strobel, best-selling author of The Case for Christ and The Case for Grace

“In the evenings, my wife and I read to each other, and during the last two years or so, we have read around 30 books on Near Death Experiences. We both independently reached the conclusion that Imagine Heaven is in the top two or three books we have ever read on the subject.  It was a sheer joy to read, it is solidly biblical, and it contains several exciting and convincing NDE accounts.  Burke has managed to write this book like a detective novel–its very hard to put the book down–yet filled with important content that answers the questions a typical person would have with this subject.  In all honesty, this is now the go-to book on the subject.   Ideal for the layman, it should also be required as a text in seminaries and Christian colleges.  I urge you not only to read this book, but to urge your Christian friends to do the same.”

— J.P. Moreland, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Biola University, and author of The Soul: How We Know It’s Real and Why It Matters

“John Burke brings the mind of an engineer, the heart of a pastor, and the discipline of a journalist as he tackles the subject of heaven. If you have ever wondered about the afterlife or longed for a thoughtful investigation into the possibility of a heaven then this is your next book.”

— Erwin Raphael McManus Lead Pastor, Mosaic Author of The Artisan Soul

“It’s been a long time since I have enjoyed a book as much as this one.  Imagine Heaven by John Burke is clearly reasoned, makes use of the best sources for near-death cases, works carefully through some appropriate inferences, and draws relevant applications for our lives.  It has always seemed to me that there should be a direct connection between a well-anchored concept of the afterlife and one’s practical commitment to life in this world.  This work develops that link well.  I recommend this volume highly.”

— Gary R. Habermas, Ph.D., Distinguished Research Prof. & Chair, Dept. of Philosophy Liberty University & Theological Seminary

John Burke’s Imagine Heaven masterfully combines the surprisingly large amount of “data” from interviews with people who have had near-death experiences (NDEs) with “data” from the scriptures to create a remarkably believable picture of what life after death will be like. He then shows how this picture should significantly impact the way we live our lives today.  As a scientist, I particularly appreciated John Burke’s careful analysis of the significant amount of raw “data” from NDE interviews with people of very different ages, cultures, religious beliefs and physical challenges (such as blindness) to find the common elements that emerge to give a vibrant picture of what life after death will likely entail.

— Walter Bradley, Ph.D. Materials Science and author of The Mystery of Life’s Origins

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