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Heaven’s Lessons: Ten Things I Learned about God When I Died by Steve Sjogren Book Review


In Heaven’s Lesson, Steve Sjogren has written about a personal encounter with nearly dying and the experiences he learned about Heaven. He was having pain in his midsection and the doctor stated it was his gallbladder giving him problems. He went into the hospital to get his gallbladder removed a procedure that many people have done each day. He had numerous tests ran including a CT scan, an MRI, and an ultrasound. The results didn’t show any gallstones and the doctor firmly insisted that it must have shrunk and it was diseased. They performed the operation to find out that Steve didn’t have a gallbladder.


A massive mistake happened and the cutting instrument went an inch too far and it cut the front of his aorta and went all the way through to the back side of the aorta. During this time his blood pressure went down to 30 over 10 and that means brain damage can occur. To add more trouble to the situation the doctors couldn’t see that he was bleeding because it was behind the central organs. He almost bled out before they notice the big problem. During all of this he had an encounter with God and he saw angels praying without creasing over him. He also heard the words, “Don’t worry; you’ll live” (Page 17). He ended up living but he had to endure a long process of letting his body heal. The book also covered ten things Steven Sjogren learned about Heaven and the power the creator of the universe has.


I would recommend this astonishing book to anyone who enjoys reading about what Heaven is like. The book will significantly impact you to believe that there is truly a God and He cares for you. I immensely loved the intimate details Steve Sjogren shared about forgiving some of his church that decided to temporary replace him with another pastor. Eventually he was instructed that it will be best if he resigned and recovered from this traumatic injuries. I really loved and connected with the chapter entitled, “Face Your Fear”. He presented three common fears people have the fear of the unknown, fear of abandonment, and fear of not having enough. This showed me that one of my biggest fears is being abandoned, being alone, never getting married, and never having any children. A gigantic point he made was describing Job and how what he feared actually happen and this is also called a self-fulfilling prophecy. He also explained that you have to give away whatever you’re afraid of losing. For me, this is giving away more love to people, actually caring about others, and what they’re going through. I also loved the suggestion Steve Sjogren gave on putting God to the test for 90 days. He said to pray this prayer, “God please reveal yourself to me” (Page 150). And God would move in your life and display in many difficult ways that He loves you and who he truly is. This book is an easy read that contains helpful lessons that God is seeking to teach you!

"I received this book free from the publisher through the Book Sneeze book review bloggers program.”


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