Steven R. Music kept a secret for decades. His secret was that he had died (due to a severe medication allergy) and seen Heaven. Everyone around him knew that he had spent weeks in a coma and that he came out of that coma a profoundly disabled person. Before he died, he was a SEAL candidate, bound for Annapolis. Afterwards, he was honorably discharged from the Navy on medical grounds. He spent a decade with severe respiratory disease before he was miraculously healed. Even then, he only told a few people about his spiritual journey to the other side of the veil.
I’ve read several books on NDE’s (near death experiences) and they all have many things in common. Musick’s account of going to Heaven is similar to the others in several ways. What’s different about this book, however, is that the last third of the book focuses on how Musick’s NDE changed him, and how we all can be more sensitive to the “Heaven bubbles” (Musick’s term) that happen in our lives. Heaven bubbles happen when the veil that obscures our earthly lives from the spiritual realities around us becomes thin.
I’ve come to believe that Heaven is closer than we think, and this book is a testimony to that assertion. I particularly love the stories that Musick shares about his Heaven bubbles…times when his spiritual eyes were opened and he was able to see a dimension beyond what we can see with our physical eyes.
I really liked this book and recommend it to anyone who wants to feel encouraged about the fact that there are angels in our midst, and that there is more to this life than what we can detect with our physical senses.
* I was given an unpublished proof copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review. The book will be released on March 7,2017. It is available for preorder on Amazon.com.
A friend lent me this book recently and I think it is so encouraging! If you’ve ever wondered what happens after we die, this book is amazing. The author suffered severe complications after an accident that left him comatose for some time. During this time, he visited the Spirit World three times and returned with a message to share. God lives and He loves us as His precious children. I loved the idea that we will speak spirit-to-spirit, as well as verbally, on the other side of the veil. There are times when we feel a hint of that closeness even here on earth…when we hold a child or sit with a loved one. How wonderful to contemplate that this intimacy and feeling of ‘oneness’ is just a sample of what we will enjoy in the hereafter.
I’ve read reviews that said that the book is disjointed and poorly written. I disagree. The book is well written given that Mr. Richardson isn’t a writer. It is clear that he is telling the story of what happened to him in an honest and straight-forward way. He was instructed to share some things and he is obeying that instruction in his writing.
I was surprised to read a message specifically directed at Americans in The Message. Mr. Richardson writes that Liberty (free-will, free-agency, agency, free choice) is one of the, if not THE, most precious gift God gave us apart from His Son. Without the freedom to freely choose right or wrong, we are simply fancy pawns in a supernatural chess game, at best. Likewise, our nation is built on the principle of Liberty and we are tasked with protecting that divine right.
The end of the book has a wonderful chapter devoted to our task “in the mean time”: Service. We are to serve one another, and in doing so emulate Christ.
I loved the book (much preferred it to the current “best sellers” about near-death experiences). It was easy reading (I finished it in about 3 hours with interruptions) and has a powerful message, not only about what life will be like after we die, but about how we should live while we’re HERE.