WASHINGTON – You’re heard the old expression, “Be careful what you ask for.”
What Bible prophecy expert Terry James fantasized about while writing a book about heaven was a near-death experience.
On April 22, 2011, he got his wish – suffering a fatal heart attack. He was officially pronounced dead three times.
But he got his second wish, too – and came back to life.
He got just the insight he needed for “Heaven Vision: Glimpses Into Glory.”
“Boy! Wouldn’t it be something to have one of those near-death experiences?” James had wondered aloud. “Wouldn’t that be something? Would that ever add to the book! What if I just suddenly dropped right here, died a clinical death, then snapped out it after a heavenly experience the Lord let me survive.”
For years James, one of America’s leading Bible prophecy scholars and a prolific writer, had been contemplating writing a book on heaven. As he began to seriously give thought to how he wanted to frame his book, he also “fantasized” about what it would be like to really die and experience heaven firsthand. On Good Friday, April 22, 2011, James suffered a fatal heart attack, and in spite of resuscitation efforts by hospital personnel he was pronounced clinically dead three times.
“Heaven Vision” is a document-supported account of James’ heaven experience, as well as comments and accounts from others who have experienced a glimpse into God’s heaven. Unique among other “near-death” experiences, James’ account fits with the biblical presentation of heaven in a way that excludes any doubt as to its authenticity.
James is an author, general editor and co-author of more than 20 books on Bible prophecy, of which hundreds of thousands have been sold worldwide. He is a frequent lecturer on the study of end-times phenomena and interviews often with national and international media on topics involving world issues and events as they might relate to Bible prophecy. He is partner and general editor in the Rapture Ready website, which was recently rated as the No. 1 Bible prophecy website on the Internet.
His co-author, Angie Peters, is the author of several books, including “The Life of David” and “The Life of Solomon” for the “Smart Guide to the Bible” series. She holds a B.A. in English and for more than 20 years has provided writing and editing services to authors, publishers, ministries and businesses nationwide.