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Getting Into Heaven—and Out Again
By Albrecht H. Gralle/Translated by Friederike Gralle / Illustrated by Sally Blakemore
What People Are Saying
"This is a fascinating spiritually grounded look into the afterlife filled with beautiful insights of the Swedish mystic and visionary Emanuel Swedenborg who understood the importance of our divine inner connection and that we are what we love. I truly enjoyed reading this wonderful book by Albrecht Gralle."
—Andrea R. Garrison, producer/host Online With Andrea and author of The Crossing Over of Mattie Pearl
"Swedenborgiansim—the General Convention of the New Church—has never been a large religious movement but has made its impact felt via the lives of s uch notables as Helen Keller and Henry James Sr. (father of the novelist Henry James and the philosopher William James). The movement's founder, Emanuel Swedenborg, had a mystical journey through heaven and hell, which he recorded in the 18th century; this amusing little book is a kind of revisitation of those ideas and experiences for a contemporary readership. The life of the angels (a quite real experience) is available to all of God's children, as it the life of the devils if they choose it. VERDICT: A brief and winning introduction to a noted Christian sect's doctrines of the afterlife; essential for Swedenborgians and recommended for other individual seekers as well."
—Library Journal, May 1, 2012
On Monday, June 4, 2012 at 4:30pm Eastern Author Albrecht Gralle, Translator Friederike Gralle and Illustrator Sally Blakemore go Online With Andrea to discuss the new Swedenborg Press book Getting Into Heaven and Out Again. Hosted by Andrea R. Garrison. Listen Live or Listen to the Archive via the same link. Online With Andrea is also available on iTunes.
Getting Into Heaven and Out Again
6/1/2012 4:00:00 AM