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Contains a genuinely life-changing power never before encountered in all my years reading Christian books
on 20 March 2014
It is difficult to find a way to adequately convey the brilliance of this remarkable and truly unique book by Wendy Alec. I could use Christian cliché adjectives like anointed but they seem pathetically inadequate and over-used. I could use hyperbolic phrases like profound, staggering, mind-blowing or life-changing, but even they feel strangely redundant.
Where to begin?
Visions from Heaven recounts an astonishing series of visitations and visions that Wendy Alec received following a period of chronic illness and intense trauma. In these visions Wendy is permitted to ask God some life’s most difficult questions about suffering and why our Heavenly Father allows it. The answers she receives are surprising, sometimes challenging, but also immensely, immensely comforting.
One section – entitled the Veil of Shame – contains an absolutely critical message for the Church today. The time has come for Christians to be honest with themselves, honest with God, and honest with one another. The religious masks have to come off. Once they do, the End Times Church will arise, and this book also contains prophetic visions of what is to come in this respect.
Another section later in the book, entitled Satan’s Trophy Rooms, will have Christians punching the air in triumph at the hope it brings to those who have been undergone depression, serious sickness, financial catastrophe, divorce, or perhaps lost family, friends or loved ones.
There is a power God has placed in this book that I have never encountered in all my years of reading Christian literature. Saying I was moved to tears implies expert manipulation on the part of the author, but I believe in this case the author was the Holy Spirit via Wendy Alec. Furthermore, the tears I shed were not just shed for the sake of a cathartic “up-cry”, they were shed because God himself has demonstrably changed my life through this book.
In conclusion, I urge every Christian in the strongest possible terms to get this book. It will profoundly change the life of all who read it.