When Will the Heaven Begin?

When Will the Heaven Begin?

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"An inspirational and heartrending memoir about Ben Breedlove, whose videos about his near-death experiences and visions of heaven went viral in 2012, written by his sister Ally Breedlove. On Christmas Day 2011, Ben Breedlove's soul went to heaven. But it wasn't his first time there. Ben suffered from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a heart condition that posed a constant risk of sudden death. His condition, a thickening of the heart muscle, worsened over time, leaving him weak and fatigued. It also led Ben to some close calls medically, in particular cardiac arrest on four separate occasions, during which he felt the presence of angels and experienced the perfect peace of heaven. Precocious and warm, Ben was close with his family and two siblings, and forged deep relationships with his friends. He loved to wakeboard and wake surf, and he had dreams of visiting foreign countries around the world. He created the YouTube channels TotalRandomness512 and BreedloveTV, and co-created the channel OurAdvice4You, where he posted videos about everything from dating advice for girls to more serious topics like his spirituality and heart condition. Unbeknownst to his parents and family, Ben created a two-part video called "This Is My Story," in which he used flashcards to tell the world about his near-death experiences and his beckoning toward heaven. When he died a short while later, at the tender age of eighteen, his family and the rest of the world stumbled upon these videos. The world responded with overwhelming acceptance of the message Ben shared. Sharing his vision of heaven was Ben's gift to his family, and to the world. And now this is the Breedlove family's gift to us--an in-depth look at the life and near-deaths of Ben, the strength and faith of a family, and ultimately, the hope of heaven. 'Do you believe in Angels or God? I do'--Ben Breedlove"--
Publisher: New York, New York :, New American Library,, [2013]
ISBN: 9780451239648
Branch Call Number: 616.120092 B8324B
Characteristics: xi, 301 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Abraham, Ken


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Sep 01, 2015

If you don't believe in God or heaven, you should read this book. If you do believe in God and heaven, you should also read this book. Just have plenty of Kleenex handy. I rate it "G"

runfastread Jun 09, 2014

This is such a sad story.....heartrending....but also inspirational, full of stories about Ben Breedlove's near-death experiences and his visions of heaven before his life was cut short at the age of eighteen. A story which will certainly make you think about your own life and your thoughts about heaven and the afterlife.


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