Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Book Review: We Lived in Heaven

This book is a remarkable collection of accounts of families who have had the opportunity to meet the souls of their sons and daughters before they were born. Read about the vivid memories of life in heaven by young children, and dramatic stories of prayers answered by guardian angels who watch over us. Discover:
* A letter from a mother to her son, whom she gave up for adoption, telling him of the dream that guided her through that painful decision.
* A kidnapped child who survived her ordeal by the guiding hand of the baby sister who would be born years later.
* A little boy's memory of being brought to earth by his grandfather--a man he never knew.
* A woman's vision of a child in a garden, and the powerful certainty that he was her son, waiting his turn to come into this world.
Sarah Hinze's own personal pre-birth experiences complete this inspiring collection, which radiates a universal sense of peace, joy, and hope that touches us all.

I will admit that I usually don't read nonfiction unless it's for research purposes, but I jumped at the chance to read and review Sarah Hinze's book, We Lived In Heaven. Stories where the spirit world intersects our own mortal world have always fascinated me. It was "magic", but the Heavenly Father kind of magic, not the Harry Potter kind, magic I could really believe in.
Sarah has done a masterful job of compiling and sharing these special stories. Each one is different, reflecting the experience and voice of the person to whom these experiences happened. And in each one, you can feel the sacred spirit with which they are shared. Some of these interactions are with adult spirits who communicate directly with their future parents. Some were dreams where the mortal held the infant in their arms. And others were where the future siblings played or talked with the spirit waiting on the other side and shared that with the parents.
It was a fascinating read, one that brought me to tears several times as I read these sweet stories. I highly recommend it!


  1. This sounds SO good! I'm putting it on my list right now. Thanks for the review. :)

  2. Wow, what an incredible book! I can't wait to pick it up. I had an experience like that with my firstborn- it was the night before my ultrasound and I was really hoping for a girl. I've never been the motherly type, and I at least wanted a baby with a gender I could relate to. That night I dreamed that I was in the hospital and I was sick. There was a young man standing next to me, holding my hand. He was tall, slender, and had dark hair, and I knew he was my son. I remember the feeling of comfort knowing that he was there with me. When I woke up I knew that if the ultrasound showed I was having a boy, I would be just fine with that. My son is now 7, is tall and slender and has dark hair. He looks just like the younger version of the young man in my dream, and he has always been a comfort and a joy to me! I am so grateful to Heavenly Father for giving that future glimpse to help soften my heart and calm my nerves.

  3. Thanks for the review. It sounds a lot like a book I read many years ago called "Trailing Clouds of Glory". These kind of experiences where the veil is so thin are really amazing and inspiring.

  4. This sounds amazing. I have been looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the review!



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