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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Book Review: One Minute After You Die by Erwin W. Lutzer

The stated purpose of this book is to study what the Bible has to say about life after death. It covers that and more.

The author points out that we have no right to see into heaven and then tell what we have found; therefore, we must get all of our information from the Bible.

From channeling, purgatory, a restful sleep, and the death of infants to a lesson in how to die, this book covers it all.

From the title of this book, I wondered how the author (or any author, for that matter) could write a whole book about so precise a subject. He only had to explain one minute.

He solves that by going into a lot of other things surrounding death, explaining it through God’s word. Although most of it was interesting, it took him nearly half the book to get to the title subject.

He goes into great detail about the new bodies Christians will have, including their personalities. He rightly reminds us that even though Christ will be on the other side, we must never forget that He walks with us now on this side of the curtain.

By backing up most of what he says with scripture, this book is reassuring because it focuses on what happens after death. I would recommend this book as a comfort to those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

However, a lot of this is irrelevant to me. Maybe my faith is too simple, but the only thing I need to know is that Christ will continue to walk with me. I don’t need to know the difference between sheol, hades and purgatory.

Moody Publishers provided this book to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. We have both held up our end of the deal. 

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