Pocket Guide to the Afterlife: Heaven, Hell, and Other Ultimate Destinations
August 2009, Jossey-Bass
—Dean Nelson, author, God Hides in Plain Sight, and director, Writer's Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma
Where do we go when we die? Will we have personal chats with God on fluffy clouds? What are the odds I will be devoured by a demon? Life's deepest mysteries question what happens when life is over.
With Pocket Guide to the Afterlife, Jason Boyett becomes your tour guide to the Great Beyond. From the profound to the profane, from the light at the end of the tunnel to your ascension to the celestial void, here's everything you need to know this side of the everlasting Unknown, including
- What to expect upon arrival in destinations like Heaven, Purgatory, and the Chinvat Bridge
Whether your understanding of the Christian Hell comes from the Bible or from an Italian poet
Which dream scenarios you'll want to avoid because they predict your impending demise
Why defibrillators are so important when it comes to having near-death experiences
Pondering your eventual demise has never been so much fun.
Chapter 1: The Cosmic Lexicon (A Glossary of the Hereafter).
Chapter 2: Great Moments in Eternity, Part 1 (A Timeline: 2000 B.C.E. to 1563).
Chapter 3: Great Moments in Eternity, Part 2 (A Timeline: 1743 to Present Day).
Chapter 4: Geography of the Beyond (Where You Might Go).
Chapter 5: The Bible on Heaven (A Scriptural Tour of Glory).
Chapter 6: The Bible on Hell (A Holy Trek Through the Fiery Pit).
Chapter 7: The Afterlists (Cataloging Kingdom Come).
The Pocket Guide Series explains complex religious subjects with a lethal dose of educational hilarity, guided by the author's insatiable curiosity, humor, and gentle irreverence. The Pocket Guide series includes Pocket Guide to Sainthood, Pocket Guide to the Bible, and this book. Discover more at www.pocketguidesite.com.
Using his trademark humor, sarcasm, and slight dose of irreverence to entertain and educate readers on the complex issue of the afterlife, author Jason Boyett demystifies the profound and the profane of the hereafter in his newly released POCKET GUIDE TO THE AFTERLIFE: Heaven, Hell, and Other Ultimate Destinations (Jossey-Bass, a Wiley imprint; August 2009; $12.95 / Paper; ISBN: 978-0-470-37311-8).
Designed to painlessly tackle complex religious topics in a succinct format, POCKET TO THE AFTERLIFE provides a brief and clever look into the varying beliefs on heaven, hell, and everything in between. Quirky content includes:
- A glossary of the differences between Ghosts and Demons, The Five Pillars of Wisdom and The Four Noble Truths, and Reincarnation and Resurrection
- A journey to the beyond of the Celestial Kingdom, the Chinvat Bridge, and Jahannam
- A list of the seven deadly sins and ways people might be purified from them in purgatory
Perfect for gifts, small group studies, or personal enjoyment, POCKET GUIDE TO THE AFTERLIFE, along with the other newly released titles in the series – Pocket Guide to the Bible and Pocket Guide to Sainthood, is small in size, hip in design, and cleverly illustrated. Pondering your eventual demise has never been so fun.
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