Friday, March 15, 2013


Waking up in Heaven by Crystal McVea ~ a preview.

I met God when I read this book. You know the way most people who have had this experience cannot really put it into words? The joy, the light? Her description was the same, yet different and somehow, I understood exactly what she was trying to say. God jumped right from those pages into my heart, and I felt chills. No fancy writing, no extra righteous testimony- far from it, just raw honesty and truth. I see alot of me in her, minus a few wrong turns and bad choices along the way, but more than that, I recognize the grace of God in both our lives, the guiding hand and presence of God through it all, the wooing, the chasing, the promptings of the Holy spirit, the love and mercy of this great God that neither of us deserves. And if God loved the author that much, then maybe, just maybe he loves us all that much too. If I didn't know this before, I do believe it for a certainty now. He is jealous for me. For us.

I loved this book. Before this book my ultimate goal was to make it to heaven, but sometimes I had secretly wondered if I'd be a tad bit bored there. I can barely take three hour church services anymore- could I really hang with a lifetime of 'church'? But now I get it. God is not just church- God encompasses church, worship, love, fulfillment, joy and all that good stuff. God is not a chore. We have not known pleasure like we will know it when we get there.
I am going to have the best time in heaven and I can hardly wait.

Post Script: this book is unlike any other 'died and went to heaven' tales you have ever read, I promise you. And I have read them ALL. It is so much more than the usual and I can honestly say that it is the most real account I have ever read. It comes out April this year. Get yourself a copy- I urge you.

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Heaven bound, pp


rmj said...

WOW! I guess I'm buying the book, then. As a rule, I do not read 'died-and-went-to-Heaven-and-came-back' books, books about the rapture, etc., etc. I don't watch the movies, either. Nothing against them, but they just don't appeal to me. I tell myself that the important thing is to get to Heaven and I don't need to get caught up in the details since I'll hopefully experience it some day (Lord, let it be so!). Anyway, great review.

PradaPrincipal said...

Thank you, rmj! I know exactly how you feel about such books, but this one is definitely one to read. Thank you for stopping by! :)

Whitney said...

I love this review. It puts into words exactly what I thought of the book and couldn't express. Crystal is actually one of my best friends, and I know she would love your feedback! They pushed the release date up to april 2!

PradaPrincipal said...

Whitney- thank you for your kind comments. We've got to tell EVERYBODY about this book! And warm regards to your friend Crystal- bless her for her boldness and obedience.