Life Everlasting: A Definitive Study of Life After Death

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9780882908007: Life Everlasting: A Definitive Study of Life After Death

Life Everlasting is a fascinating examination of man's future life from the time of death until his entry into the heavenly realms. The book reaches beyond the commonplace to give profound new insights into the nature of the life to come.

This book examines eyewitness accounts of more than 200 individuals who have ventured into the spirit world and have then returned to tell of their experiences. It also draws extensively from the scriptures and from the discourses of Latter-day Saint leaders. As the evidence of these accounts is analyzed, numerous new understandings are revealed to the reader. Within these pages are vivid descriptions of spirit-world conditions including buildings, landscaping, wearing apparel, organization, occupations, and Church callings. Many instructive descriptions of the amazing capabilities of spirit beings are provided. Of special interest are the vivid descriptions of Jesus Christ as He has appeared to many who have entered into Paradise. The numerous roles of spirit beings who visit the earth, as Gardian Angels and in other capacities, are described in detail. The factors which govern man's time of death are discussed, and the nature of man's "new birth" into the next life is desc! ribed in detail by those who have experienced it.

Life Everlasting peers into the spirit prison and hell and reports conditions in those environments. Then it sweeps forward in time to analyze the nature of the resurrections and final judgment. A careful consideration of the final rewards available to man is made, with detailed and spcific coverage of the fate of the sons of perdition and the destinies of the inhabitants of the telestial, terrestrial and celestial kingdoms. The final chapter is a penetrating explanation of the nature of godhood and exaltation.

Few books have ever combined such a wealth of now concepts and interesting information with the careful presentation, documentation and scholarship of Life Everlasting. Latter-day Saints will find strong evidences which confirm their beliefs in the afterlife. Others, no matter what their religious oriention, will find Life Everlasting to be one of the most far-reaching, comprehensive presentations of life-after-death experiences in print. It is inevitable that this book will continue to be widely read and discussed for many years to come.

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About the Author:

Duane S. Crowther is a well-known theologian, lecturer and LDS author with a broad background of education and experience. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in music education, holds a Master of Arts degree from BYU in Old and New Testament, an MBA from the University of Phoenix, and has completed course work for a PhD in music education at the University of Utah.

A prolific author who seeks to serve others through his writing, Brother Crowther is the author of twenty-five books on various religious and general topics. He also has produced more than thirty cassette tapes on theological and business-oriented themes.

Elder Crowther has had extensive Church experience, including the filling of three missions. He has also been a Stake Mission President and Senior President of Seventies, a Sunday School Superintendent, and MIA Superintendent, an Elders Quorum President, a member of several stake boards, a director of stake and ward choirs, and has filled many callings as a teacher and teacher-trainer, including many years of service as a Gospel Doctrine class instructor. He is a Master M-Man and an Eagle Scout. He served as a baptizer in the Salt Lake Temple for almost a decade and as a tour host on Temple Square.

In his professional life, Brother Crowther has been an instructor and principal with the LDS seminary system and has taught music in the Utah public schools. He has taught college courses for several Utah universities and has lectured extensively for LDS youth groups, education weeks, and business seminars. He has written monthly columns for trade magazines on business topics. He is president and senior editor of Horizon Publishers & Distributors, Inc., a Utah-based printing, publishing and manufacturing firm.

Elder Crowther has written and produced four patriotic pageants for the stakes and regions in his area. Two of these, produced in conjunction with KSL and KBYU television stations, received national awards from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.

He is married to the former Jean Decker, who is also an author and musician. They are the parents of eight children and presently reside in Bountiful, Utah.

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Life Everlasting is one of the most testimony building studies I have ever read regarding what happens when we exit mortality. With the numerous reports from near-death experiences, they give one hope and assurance that when we die, life in Paradise will be a life one might even look forward to and not have fear of the unknown. --Amazon

For members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints this book is something you should add to your library of Church books. You can tell Crowther has extensively studied Church history and thought deeply about the subject of each chapter. His research upholds what is taught by the Church but it goes into deeper detail with examples of member experiences. This book has enabled me to think more deeply about spiritual things and has added to my knowledge of things I know to be true. I enjoyed the numerous stories of dreams and visions of early members of the Church. Actually, many of the stories told are from members living in the early part of the 20th century also. Some stories are from the leaders of the Church but many are from the "average" members with strong testimonies. I was very touched by many of the stories. For people not of the Latter-Day Saint faith, it may be overwhelming with all the references to our core beliefs and extra details. It's best to already believe in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ before reading this book. The book is actually written to further the testimony and knowledge of a Latter-Day Saint member. --Amazon

So much interesting information...it's a good idea to study the scriptures (specifically the Book of Mormon) before your sessions of studying this...otherwise it's too easy to get overwhelmed and confused. Having the spirit to guide is a MUST. There were times when it felt like my head was going to explode trying to comprehend some of the subject matter, but after a few weeks of pondering and praying about it, it started to make sense and has had a profound positive impact on my perspective of life and the world around me. This wouldn't happen by just reading the book...the guidance of the Holy Spirit is crucial. --Amazon

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