Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Appointments with Heaven by Dr. Reggie Anderson book review (Tyndale House)

I read Appointments with Heaven: The True Story of a Country Doctor, His Struggles with Faith and Doubt, and His Healing Encounters with the Hereafter by Dr. Reggie Anderson, in exchange for honest review from Tyndale Blog Network. I received a paperback book for participation.

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Appointments with Heaven was written by Dr. Reggie Anderson and Jennifer Schuchmann. The book was published by Tyndale Momentum.

About the Book:

The book is based on a true story, which occurred between a patient and Dr. Anderson. Based on the incident, Anderson decided to write a book based on stories from his childhood, doctor's practice; the afterlife; and dealing with death. 

My Review:

The book is different than what I normally read. The first chapter dealt with a 82 year-old man, in intensive care. He has a weak immune system. He wanted to make his appointment with Heaven, while his family hoped for recovery. The book focuses on Dr. Anderson's patients, who have made appointments with Heaven. With each death, Anderson caught a glimpse of heaven.

Chapter 2 focuses on Anderson's family background. Anderson provided a story about how he had a dream, he won a pony in a contest. He tried to tell his mother not to mail in his sibling's entry forms because he was going to win. Anderson had faith that God revealed the dream to him and the pony was his to share with everyone. Anderson did win the pony and he shared his pony with the town. 

Chapter 3 was another favorite story of mine. Anderson discussed how one Christmas, he did not get anything from Santa. His brother and sisters got presents, but Anderson got a letter from Santa. Anderson was hurt because he did not understand why Santa brought his brother and sister a gift, but forgot him. 

Fast forward to Chapter 10, which discusses another dream, Anderson had, which changed his life. He dreamed of a beautiful countryside, with wildflowers. The water was clear blue. The dream removed a huge weight from his life and Anderson drew closer to God. 

The book has 32 chapters. Each chapter is 10 pages or less. The stories are inspirational. I loved reading the book. 

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