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Can I Still Believe in Heaven? : What Every Heart Longs to Know (Paperback) (Dan Quello)
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Most all of us have questions about Heavensome of us, since childhood. While some have learned to live with their questions, others of us ponder them still. We want to know: Where is Heaven? What part of us survives death? Is it just an illusion, as some suggest? And what about all of the different expressions of an afterlifereincarnation, resurrection, the immortality of the soul? Are they just different expressions of a similar truth?
Author, emergency room chaplain, and practical theologist Dan Quello examines how our evolving worldviews have impacted our thinking about Heaven throughout history. Dan guides us through The Age of Magic, The Age of Religion, and The Age of Science, right up to today's fascination with such practices as cryogenic freezing and the uploading of digital copies of our conscious self.
In writing about Heaven, Dan takes a sensitive approach, understanding that these beliefs, for many of us, are sacred. At the same time, he chooses to investigate with openness and honesty, giving consideration to all points of viewthose of skeptics as well as believers.
Knowing from where our notions about Heaven have come makes us better able to arrive at a peace regarding our own life's destiny. With that as our aim, this book prepares us to ask Can I Still Believe in Heaven?