Heaven Is Beautiful by Peter Panagore

By Peter Panagore

Heaven is Beautiful is a profound, real tale supplying awesome facts that there's extra. This booklet and its illuminating fact driven my restart button! most sensible page-turning learn of the year!” — Jennifer Skiff, writer of God tales: Inspiring Encounters with the Divine and The Divinity of Dogs

“Heaven is scorching correct now—not in temperature, yet in public curiosity. each person who longs to get a glimpse of the afterlife might be thankful for this gripping first-person account via Peter Panagore, who dies on a chilly mountainside after a heart-pounding ice climb within the Canadian desert. There he meets the God who made him and understands him—the God who's loving, omnipotent and actual. This e-book will provide wish and self belief to all who ask yourself approximately what lies past our earthly existence.” — Henry G. Brinton, senior pastor of Fairfax Presbyterian Church in Virginia and writer of The Welcoming Congregation: Roots and end result of Christian Hospitality

When Peter Baldwin Panagore died at the facet of a mountain, his lifestyles was once eternally replaced. a long time later, the serious religious trip keeps, with a narrative that mixes the thrills of a desolate tract event with the awe-inspiring parts of a magical novel.

In March of 1980, university senior Peter Panagore went mountaineering at the world-famous decrease Weeping Wall, alongside the Ice Fields freeway in Alberta, Canada. His hiking associate was once an skilled ice climber, yet Panagore used to be a beginner. On their descent, they grew to become trapped at the part of the mountain. because the sunlight set, he was once conquer via exhaustion and hypothermia. He died at the part of that mountain. And in these mins at the different facet, he skilled hell, forgiveness, and unconditional love. Heaven was once beautiful.

Panagore’s dying event replaced his existence and ended in an excessive religious trip that has endured for many years. It impelled him to pursue a master’s measure at Yale Divinity college, concentrating on systematic theology and Christian mysticism. His academic historical past coupled with 30 years of meditative perform and twenty years paintings with the death and grieving has given him detailed perception, language, and viewpoint on heaven, God, dying, lifestyles, love, attractiveness, and hope.

I have advised my tale to audiences huge and small for a decade now.... My tale touches people’s hearts; at any time when I inform it the viewers is gripped and silent…. This e-book is set wish. it's intended to offer actual desire to the death, wish to the anxious, desire to the hopeless, desire to the grieving.—from the publication

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“Heaven is gorgeous is a profound, real tale providing striking facts that there's extra. This booklet and its illuminating fact driven my restart button! top page-turning learn of the yr! ” — Jennifer Skiff, writer of God tales: Inspiring Encounters with the Divine and The Divinity of Dogs

“Heaven is sizzling correct now—not in temperature, yet in public curiosity. all people who longs to get a glimpse of the afterlife could be thankful for this gripping first-person account through Peter Panagore, who dies on a chilly mountainside after a heart-pounding ice climb within the Canadian wasteland. There he meets the God who made him and understands him—the God who's loving, omnipotent and genuine. This ebook will provide wish and self assurance to all who ask yourself approximately what lies past our earthly life. ” — Henry G. Brinton, senior pastor of Fairfax Presbyterian Church in Virginia and writer of The Welcoming Congregation: Roots and end result of Christian Hospitality

When Peter Baldwin Panagore died at the aspect of a mountain, his lifestyles used to be ceaselessly replaced. a long time later, the serious non secular trip keeps, with a narrative that mixes the thrills of a wasteland event with the awe-inspiring parts of a mystical novel.

In March of 1980, collage senior Peter Panagore went mountain climbing at the world-famous reduce Weeping Wall, alongside the Ice Fields throughway in Alberta, Canada. His mountain climbing associate used to be an skilled ice climber, yet Panagore used to be a beginner. On their descent, they grew to become trapped at the part of the mountain. because the solar set, he was once triumph over via exhaustion and hypothermia. He died at the facet of that mountain. And in these mins at the different part, he skilled hell, forgiveness, and unconditional love. Heaven used to be beautiful.

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The screw bit into the ice. He grabbed the screw again and very carefully twisted it while pushing in. When he could not screw it in any farther, he used his ice axe as a wrench, turning the screw in the rest of the way, setting it almost firmly in place. A bumpy piece in the surface of the ice stopped him from turning the screw just that little bit more it needed, so he chipped it away, cleaned the ice a little extra, and then finished setting the screw securely using his axe as his wrench. “Placing ice screws as protection is the hardest part about climbing ice,” Tim had told me.

We each picked a locking carabiner and attached it to our harness. Our lives depended on that carabiner and harness. indd 28 Heaven Is Beautiful 7/24/15 12:28 PM them, just to make sure everything was done correctly. Next, we strapped on our crampons. Tim clipped on his collection of ice screws, carabiners, and slings (webbing lengths individually tied together in square knots). I slung my hammer on its sling over my shoulder, and picked up our coiled rope. Tim had his two axes, and I carried my one axe and my climbing hammer.

We were in a dangerous situation that could turn deadly. We were exposed, vulnerable, and determined not to die. Earlier that winter, while volunteering on the National Ski Patrol, I had forced numerous skiers off of the mountain at Bridger Bowl ski resort in Bozeman because of frostbite and potential exposure during a -50°F week. That winter I had studied up on hypothermia and frostbite, so it was still fresh in my mind. Tim’s and my shivers were the beginning stage of what I knew quickly could and probably soon enough would turn into hypothermic risk of death from exposure to the cold.

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