Book Reviews, Reviews

Appointments with Heaven: Th True Story of a Country Doctor’s Healing Encounters with the Hereafter (Book Review)

Author: Dr. Reggie Anderson 

Published: September 1, 2013

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5 Stars)

Synopsis: When Dr. Reggie Anderson is present at the bedside of a dying patient, something miraculous happens. Sometimes as he sits vigil and holds the patient’s hand . . . he can experience what they feel and see as they cross over. Because of these God-given glimpses of the afterlife―his “appointments with heaven”―Reggie knows beyond a doubt that we are closer to the next world than we think. Join him as he shares remarkable stories from his life and practice, including the tragedy that nearly drove him away from faith forever. He reveals how what he’s seen, heard, and experienced has shaped what he believes about living and dying; how we can face the passing of our loved ones with the courage and confidence that we will see them again; and how we can each prepare for our own “appointment with heaven.” Soul-stirring and hope-filled, Appointments with Heaven is a powerful journey into the questions at the very core of your being: Is there more to life than this? What is heaven like? And, most important: Do I believe it enough to let it change me?


I bought this book from a discounted bookstore for only ₱150 (more than 3 dollars). The actual price in Amazon is $16. Okay, let’s get back on track. I found this book very inspiring and interesting to read. It’s about the life of Dr. Reggie Anderson, how he lost his faith and beliefs and how he restore his relationship with God. When his family (the Aldays) was brutally murdered, when Jon commited suicide and how they lost Maria at a very young age. When his patients expercience the glimpse of heaven and near-death experiences will truly inspire the readers of his book. 

Like Dr. Anderson, I know the agony and pain of losing someone. It’s been difficult for me and my family to let them go. This book moved me deeply beyond words. This book is a page-turner. 
Favorite Quotes from the Book:

I was truly changed. Jesus was real. God was real. And God was good.”

“She was more than a dead body or a medical school cadaver, and she wasn’t a random accident of time and space. She was a work of art. And art required an artist.” (I think he’s referring the artist to our Creator)

When I Get Grown I am a Doctor”

“God allows dreams or vision of people we have loved, those who have gone on to the other side, to help us know and accomplish our purpose here on earth. During those moments when the veil blows freely, I know that God is at work.”


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