It is a description of Heaven that was written around Whether it was an actual vision or just a long dream, she does not really know. Ill, bed ridden, and away from home for many weeks, Ms. Springer received it as a great personal comfort. This book has stood the test of time and has a wide mainstream following. Many churches give this book to grieving family members, and Billy Graham once wrote an introduction to one of the editions.
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It is a description of Heaven that was written around Whether it was an actual vision or just a long dream, she does not really know. Ill, bed ridden, and away from home for many weeks, Ms. Springer received it as a great personal comfort. This book has stood the test of time and has a wide mainstream following.
Many churches give this book to grieving family members, and Billy Graham once wrote an introduction to one of the editions. Here is a beautiful excerpt from the book: pages Start Reading — Click Here. He walked on with firm, swift steps, and I think I must have slept; for the next I knew, I was sitting in a sheltered nook, made by flowering shrubs, upon the softest and most beautiful turf of grass, thickly studded with fragrant flowers, many of them the flowers I had known and loved on earth.
I remember noticing heliotrope, violets, lilies of the valley, and mignonette, with many others of like nature wholly unfamiliar to me. But even in that first moment I observed how perfect in its way was every plant and flower. For instance, the heliotrope, which with us often runs into long, ragged sprays, there grew upon short, smooth stems, and each leaf was perfect and smooth and glossy, instead of being rough and coarse-looking; and the flowers peeped up from the deep grass, so like velvet, with sweet, happy faces, as though inviting the admiration one could not withhold.
And what a scene was that on which I looked as I rested upon this soft, fragrant cushion, secluded and yet not hidden! Away, away, far beyond the limit of my vision, I well new, stretched this wonderful sward of perfect grass and flowers; and out of it grew equally wonderful trees, whose drooping branches were laden with exquisite blossoms and fruits of many kinds.
I found myself thinking of St. Beneath the trees, in many happy groups, were little children, laughing and playing, running hither and thither in their joy, and catching in their tiny hands the bright-winged birds that flitted in and out among them, as though sharing in their sport, as they doubtless were. All through the grounds, older people were walking, sometimes in groups, sometimes by twos, sometimes alone, but all with an air of peacefulness and happiness that made itself felt by even me, a stranger.
All were in spotless white, though many wore about them or carried in their hands clusters of beautiful flowers. True or not, the picture the book paints of Heaven is a wonderful encouragement. Something that registers with our heart. Personally, reading this book makes me homesick. Let us get busy today, so that when we reach those shores there will be no disappointment in our earthly efforts. Photo is by Ansel Adams.
This book helped change my spiritual knowlege of Heaven, also. I have read this book probably around 6 times over 30 years. It is unspeakably more precious to me with each reading. Our church keeps a full box on hand at all times. I take a copy, end up giving it away, get another copy, come to a point in life where I, myself, need to read it again. This present reading of the book is spurring me on to share the gospel more and more so others may get to go to heaven with me!
I was struggling with my losses and was having a lot of questions about life after death. I was even praying about it. One day I walk in to this building and on the counter were random books that someone put there for anyone to take. There was the book name Intra muros. I just saw something about heaven on the cover. I picked it up and took it home. Wow it changed my life. God put it there for me to find. The odds were to great for that just to happen after I had been praying for answers. WOW it changed my life.
I have purchase quite a few to give away. They are very inexpensive on amazon. I look forward to heaven and my life beyond. Out of nowhere, I was presented with a link to this book from a distant friend whom I have very limited correspondence. I am not a book reader. I believe I may have finished two other books in their entirety in my life I am I read this book online over two days cover to cover and it has changed my view of Christ, Heaven and how our earthly lives intertwine with our Heavenly lives.
It is a must read, especially if you are grieving the loss of a loved one, or are unsure of how our time on earth can be meaningful after we ascend into His everlasting love. It is also one of the few books recounting a vision of heaven that I have yet to find rebuttal for.
This book is a divine work delivered in a divine way as a message of hope and love that is so incredible human words can do it no justice. The footnote that speaks about the Resurrection of Lazarus speaks deeply to the connection between Christ and our grief. Read and understand why he weeps with us and how it does not diminish, but should magnify Christ to those that mourn. Victor — This was wonderful and well said.
I am so sorry for your loss but you will be with her again for eternity. That is the great equalizer and great reward. The short time that you will be without her does not compare to the time you will be with her. God is so good. We love you. I loaned both copies I had and they were not returned. I thought if I had information in my email I might figure out what to do. Thank you if you can help and if not thank you for writing this.
This book is one of my favorites! Thank you for making it available here. My brother-in-law passed away a few days ago. The book is such a comfort to those whose loved ones have passed.
I have a particular interest because my father had a similar, but brief experience in visiting Heaven. His story is quite miraculous!
His last name was Miracle, which is certainly not coincidence. He lived seven years to the day following his experience. He, too, said there are many things too sacred to speak of and that words could not describe, even if he could. Each time I read, my heart leaps! Her descriptions of the flowers, the architecture, and the waters do a beautiful job of painting the scenes in the best way we could imagine them.
It is a must read! I have read the book several times and have given the book to people through the years as a means of comfort to them as I was comforted after my husband and mother went to heaven. It tells of life in heaven that is so much more than just golden streets. I first heard of this book from a dear friend of mine who is 75 years old. She told me and my wife about the book.
We looked around the net, and found a paperback copy which we bought and gave it to her. She was shocked and in tears. May it do that to you too. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Here is a beautiful excerpt from the book: pages Start Reading — Click Here He walked on with firm, swift steps, and I think I must have slept; for the next I knew, I was sitting in a sheltered nook, made by flowering shrubs, upon the softest and most beautiful turf of grass, thickly studded with fragrant flowers, many of them the flowers I had known and loved on earth.
Thank you very much, and is there a select denomination to your website? God bless. I would like to buy a copy of this book how can i do this. Ros Menzies. You will find many options. Sorry, I cannot help you. I only know of English versions. Am really blessed n encouraged by this site. This book changed my live. I was wounded in battle and I met one of these saints. Danie — Wow! I get homesick every time I read this book. Heaven is our real home.
My Dream of Heaven
She began to publish verses shortly after finishing school, and thereafter contributed to leading periodicals. As the modern name implies, Springer claimed to have a vision of a Christian heaven, and she recounts this vision in her book as well as some personal insights. Calvin Ruter, and his brother, the Rev. Martin Ruter , were among the most highly educated and eminent ministers of the Methodist Church, who, at an early day, brought the foundations of that religion to the valley of the Mississippi River. Her earliest years were divided between New Albany, Indiana and Indianapolis, and her later academic studies were carried on at the Wesleyan Female College in Cincinnati.
Rebecca Ruter Springer
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