A Tour of the Afterlife: About the Book and Author

Now Featured at the Patheos Book Club
Getting Into Heaven—and Out Again

ByAlbrecht H. Gralle/Translated by Friederike Gralle / Illustrated by Sally Blakemore

In this fanciful tour of the afterlife, Albrecht Gralle poses some hard-hitting questions: What if anyone could get into heaven? Would you want to go? Is it really possible for a rational person to believe in a God who can't be seen or touched, who would permit so much suffering in the world? Grounded in Swedenborg's descriptions of heaven and hell, this exploration of the worlds of spirit speaks to anyone with doubts about spiritual belief.

According to the 2005 Newsweek/Belief.net poll, 79% of Americans believe in heaven, but these same people also have many questions about heaven. Gralle's whimsical tour of the afterlife helps answer these questions.

Table of Contents

Pretty Simple
Interlude One

Off to Hell...
Interlude Two

Party with Orange Cream Cake
Interlude Three

The Tent
Interlude Four

The Accused
Interlude Five

Sex in Heaven?
Interlude Six

City of the Unteachables

Evening Glory

Flying Tour of Heaven

Heaven's Heaven

The Return

Epilogue
Bibliography

About the Author

Albrecht H. GralleAlbrecht H. Gralle was born in Stuttgart, Germany. After receiving a master's degree in theology, he worked as a Baptist minister and lecturer in several positions in Germany and Sierra Leone. He started writing and publishing short stories in 1980, and later expanded into novels and children's books, some of which have been translated into other European languages. In August 1993, Gralle became a full-time freelance writer.


Friederike GralleFriederike Gralle was born in Hamburg, Germany. As a child, she lived in Sierra Leone, West Africa, then went on to study languages in Leipzig, Germany, and Granada, Spain.


Sally BlakemoreSally Blakemore is a children's book author, illustrator, award-winning pop-up book designer, and marimbist who has traveled the world printing her pop-up books and enjoying the amazing cultures of our planet. She has spent the last twenty years in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband Rusty and their menagerie of animals.