Friday, July 27, 2012

Blog Tour: A Glimpse of Heaven by JoAnna Oblander Book Review

A Glimpse of Heaven is JoAnna Oblander’s first book. Within the pages of A Glimpse of Heaven, JoAnna Oblander shares true life experiences that dramatically demonstrate God’s perfect love for each of his children, his unending desire to be a daily part of our lives, and his plan for us.
Be reminded of the purpose of life and the fact that each of us, as God’s children, has been sent to earth to accomplish a mission uniquely our own. As you read this book, you’ll understand God in ways never before comprehended—your significant worth to your Creator and his significant worth to you. Appreciate your loved ones and your Heavenly Father like never before in this comforting and inspiring experience.

A Glimpse of Heaven: One Woman's Life-Altering Visit with GodA Glimpse of Heaven: One Woman's Life-Altering Visit with God by JoAnna Lynn Oblander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I will admit that I planned on giving this a rating of a 3 and then a 4.  But the author won me over, and I can whole-heartedly give this book a rating of a five with only a few objections.  I will mention those later.  This is a fantastic true story from the author's own life that will inspire you.

I did not care for the first couple chapters.  Why?  Well, the author is a Mormon, and I have some very different views on heaven and angels and the afterlife.  I was concerned that this was going to be the whole thrust of the book.

I am so glad I did not give up during those first couple chapters.  As I continued to read, the author's faith absolutely humbled me.  There is no way to explain the events of her life except for the work of God.  The way she clung to her faith when everything was against her inspired me.  I actually wondered if I would ever be able to demonstrate such faith as her.

As I continued to read, I found the author saying things that really spoke to me.  I don't want to take away from anything she said, but it was good to hear someone say that we must not neglect taking care ourselves, and we must rely solely on God to accomplish our purpose in this life.

I want to thank the author for writing such a heartfelt book.  I highly recommend this book to everyone.  It honestly makes not difference if you do not agree with the author's faith--I believe everyone can glean something from this lady's writing.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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 JoAnna Oblander is happily married to her husband of over thirty years, Dr. Greg Oblander. She is the mother of six children, two of whom were adopted from Russia. Though her two most important jobs have been wife and mother, she has also been involved in a variety of businesses, church leadership responsibilities, and youth organizations, and she has been the lead organizer of a large biennial women’s event. As a benefactor of many varied life and spiritual experiences, she has gained a strong conviction of the importance of knowing God and His true character. The knowledge and insights she has gained as a result of her experiences have taught her of the importance of gratefully recognizing, acknowledging, and developing our God-given capacities. Those experiences have instilled in her a strong desire to create an eternally meaningful life guided by God and has led her to seek a life that is in harmony emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Her greatest joys are being with her husband, children, and grandchildren and bringing health to others as she works with her husband in his chiropractic office.

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