By Peter Panagore
“Heaven is Beautiful is a profound, real tale providing impressive facts that there's extra. This e-book and its illuminating fact driven my restart button! top page-turning learn of the year!” — Jennifer Skiff, writer of God tales: Inspiring Encounters with the Divine and The Divinity of Dogs
“Heaven is scorching correct now—not in temperature, yet in public curiosity. all people who longs to get a glimpse of the afterlife can be thankful for this gripping first-person account by means of Peter Panagore, who dies on a chilly mountainside after a heart-pounding ice climb within the Canadian barren region. There he meets the God who made him and understands him—the God who's loving, omnipotent and genuine. This booklet will supply wish and self belief to all who ask yourself approximately what lies past our earthly existence.” — Henry G. Brinton, senior pastor of Fairfax Presbyterian Church in Virginia and writer of The Welcoming Congregation: Roots and end result of Christian Hospitality
When Peter Baldwin Panagore died at the facet of a mountain, his existence used to be without end replaced. many years later, the serious religious trip maintains, with a narrative that mixes the thrills of a barren region experience with the awe-inspiring parts of a mystical novel.
In March of 1980, university senior Peter Panagore went mountaineering at the world-famous decrease Weeping Wall, alongside the Ice Fields freeway in Alberta, Canada. His hiking companion was once an skilled ice climber, yet Panagore used to be a beginner. On their descent, they turned trapped at the part of the mountain. because the sunlight set, he used to be triumph over through exhaustion and hypothermia. He died at the facet of that mountain. And in these mins at the different aspect, he skilled hell, forgiveness, and unconditional love. Heaven used to be beautiful.
Panagore’s loss of life event replaced his lifestyles and ended in an excessive religious trip that has persisted for many years. It impelled him to pursue a master’s measure at Yale Divinity institution, concentrating on systematic theology and Christian mysticism. His academic heritage coupled with 30 years of meditative perform and two decades paintings with the death and grieving has given him targeted perception, language, and standpoint on heaven, God, loss of life, lifestyles, love, attractiveness, and hope.
I have advised my tale to audiences huge and small for a decade now.... My tale touches people’s hearts; at any time when I inform it the viewers is gripped and silent…. This booklet is set wish. it really is intended to provide genuine desire to the death, desire to the worried, wish to the hopeless, wish to the grieving.—from the ebook
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It had given us all a fright, the climber most of all, no doubt. For a minute I’d thought that our climb might be done before it began. My mood had shifted from joy to seriousness. I felt that everybody there had experienced that same shift, too. As he continued his climb, we watched him ascend to the last screw he’d placed—the screw that had saved his life. He paused there and, using his ice hammer as a tool, tugged on that screw to make sure it was still secure. Satisfied, he continued his climb.
The starlight was just not bright enough of a light source for us to be able to stand and walk safely. Eventually, I untangled the entire line. My violent shivers and chattering teeth lasted for hours. I’m pretty sure that by the time I finished untangling and setting the rope, Tim had the violent shivers, too. indd 45 Galaxies for Light 45 7/24/15 12:28 PM As Tim had predicted, a near three-quarter moon rose over the mountain ridge, casting a lot more light. Suddenly, we could see just about everything there was to see.
At the very bottom of the climb, Tim said, “I’m putting my life in your hands. ” I replied in kind, and we began our ascent. Tim approached the ice, stopped, and looked over at me as I stood a few feet behind. ” We were off. The looped end of our doubled rope was tied in a bowline knot to his locking carabiner clipped to his harness. The bitter (or free) ends of our doubled rope were tied as one knot to my locking carabiner, which was clipped to my harness. As Tim was the lead, our rope was wrapped around my waist.