The Hope of Heaven: Alan M. Hallene Jr.


Product DetailsThe Hope of Heaven: Alan M. Hallene Jr.
By Alan M. Hallene Jr. and Erin Keeley Marshall
Thomas Nelson
Retail Price $19.99
Amazon Price: $14.94

Book Description: 

Sometimes, when the worst becomes reality, God turns theoretical musing into heavenly experience. Al Hallene discovered his college-student son’s body after Alex hanged himself. 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 topic of suicide is almost taboo in Christian circles.  Many believe if you take your own life, you will not go to Heaven.   This makes it very difficult for family members that are left behind, and leaves them virtually without hope.  In this book Al Hallene steps up and shares his experiences when he found his son who had hanged himself.  As we walk with him through this torturous time, we find understanding and hope of a future reunion.  This is a good book for grieving parents.

~Reviewed by David H.


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