About The Book
Sometimes, when the worst becomes reality, God turns theoretical musing into heavenly experience.
Al Hallene experienced one of those moments no father should ever have to experience: Finding his son Alex’s body after he had taken his own life. While Al waited for the authorities to arrive, he had ten minutes alone with his son. During that wrenching time, God gave Al eight visions of heaven, where the father and son would someday reunite. As Al recounts those heartening and healing moments, readers are reminded of the affirming hope that Christians share even while asking the real questions tragedy raises: Will we see our lost loved ones again? Does God care about our pain? What does this mean for us now?
The Hope of Heaven is a very different kind of heaven book: rather than an argument for the existence of heaven or an account of an out-of-body experience, Alan Hallene gives readers a glimpse of life beyond the tragedies we endure.
We were not created to live within the limited realm of time. God made us for forever.
Sometimes heartache refuses to relent. But God is bigger and He is present. His presence is food that nourishes and heals me every day.