Selling the Stairway to Heaven: Critiquing the Claims of Heaven Tourists

Jim Osman
Kootenai Community Church
kootenaichurch.org

 

Heaven visitations are all the rage today. A retelling of the sights, sounds, and smells of a supposed trip to Heaven can land an author at the top of the bestseller list and produce enough speaking engagements, morning television appearances, news segments, and interviews on Christian TV and radio to keep him at the top of the bestseller list for quite some time.

In this book, author and pastor Jim Osman of Kootenai Community Church examines the claims of Heaven Tourists: Don Piper (90 Minutes in Heaven), Colton and Todd Burpo (Heaven Is for Real) and Eben Alexander (Proof of Heaven). Pastor Osman offers a critical theological critique of their writings and media appearances, comparing their claims to Scripture and to each other. He also examines their stories for internal consistency. He shows that these “eye-witness” testimonies of Heaven are not only self contradictory, but more importantly, they contradict Scripture.

Pastor Osman calls upon faithful Christians everywhere to reject these cleverly devised fables and affirm their commitment to the sufficiency of Scripture as God’s infallible and final revelation. This book will equip you to expose the errors of the Heaven Tourism industry and to defend the truth of Scripture. By providing critical theological reviews of these three bestsellers, this book helps expose the errors made by ALL those who claim to have visited Heaven.

Chapter headings are as follows:
Introduction
Chapter 1 – A Critical Theological Review of Don Piper’s Book 90 Minutes in Heaven
Chapter 2 – A Critical Theological Review of Todd Burpo’s Book Heaven Is for Real
Chapter 3 – A Critical Theological Review of Eben Alexander’s Book Proof of Heaven
Chapter 4 – Conclusion: The Problems with Heaven Tourism
Chapter 5 – Do You Know the True Gospel?

Selling the Stairway to Heaven: Critiquing the Claims of Heaven Tourists by Jim Osman is now available in Kindle format on Amazon.com

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