The harpist had no idea what awaited her as she walked through the door of the hospice unit for the first time-miraculous events, visits from departed loved ones, visions of angels, encounters with Jesus Himself-a whole new world in which heaven would be experienced every day. Drawing on her ministry to over 25,000 hospice patients and their families, Harpist/Singer Karin Gunderson shares incredible stories of God's loving provision for people from all walks of faith and for those with no faith. Encounters with Heaven explores common but seldom acknowledged realities of Divine intervention in challenging circumstances as well as Divine and caring preparation as we journey toward our heavenly home. Agnes' story in the chapter Visions of Angels will leave you wanting more. "'I was crossing a street, and a car came careening around the corner and I knew it was going to hit me. I cried out to the Lord as I began to feel the car brush across my leg. Instantly, I was out of the crosswalk and sitting on a bus bench on the opposite side of the road. I had no idea how I'd gotten there. The man sitting next to me on the bench looked at me and said, 'What happened to the two men who saved your life?!' There were no other men anywhere to be seen!" For years, Karin has been sharing these remarkable experiences with family, friends and concert audiences across the United States. After one concert, an excited 14-year-old boy said, "Now I really believe in God!" This is a book you will want to share with everyone you know-especially those who are facing the loss of a loved one, facing a worrisome or terminal medical diagnosis, or those who fear death and the dying process. This book will be very helpful in the following settings: Hospitals, Hospice units, Grief Support Groups, Nursing Homes, Senior Facilities, Bible Studies, Counseling, Personal Growth, Devotional Reading. The book also makes a thoughtful and meaningful gift to: assist those who have questions a
Encounters with Heaven by Karin J Gunderson was published by Outskirts Press in April 2013. The ISBN for Encounters with Heaven is 9781478708438.