Saturday, March 24, 2012

Book Review: We Lived in Heaven

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From the back cover, a description of the book: 

a  . . . collection of accounts of families who have had the opportunity 
to meet the souls of their sons and daughters before they were born. . . . 
vivid memories of life in heaven by young children, 
and dramatic stories of prayers answered 
by guardian angels who watch over us.
  • 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. 

Book Review: 

             We Lived in Heaven is a fascinating collection of accounts describing encounters with children before they were born, as well as accounts of young children's memories of premortal life. It is inspiring and insightful and reminds us how precious each of these little souls is, and  how very thin the veil between mortal life and immortality can be.  

          -----Janet Kay Jensen, author of Don't You Marry the Mormon Boys and co-author, The Book Lover's Cookbook

We Lived in Heaven
by Sarah Hinze
  Paperback: 137 pages
Publisher: Spring Creek Book Company (November 2006)
  ISBN-10: 1932898603
 ISBN-13: 978-1932898606
  Price: $13.95

About the author: 
Sarah's website: 

       Sarah Hinze is the author of Coming From the Light: Spiritual Accounts of Life Before Life (Pocketbooks/Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1994); Life Before Life: A Collection of Mother's Experiences with their Preborn Children (Cedar Fort, 1993); and Songs of the Morning Stars: a Study of Unborn Children and the Life-Changing Truths they Reveal (Spring Creek, 2006).

        Sarah has published numerous magazine and newspaper articles and is currently a staff writer at The Beehive newspaper in Phoenix, AZ She gives frequent lectures and presentations related to her research and publications. She has been a substitute teacher and provider of volunteer workshops on creative writing in the Mesa, Arizona school district and charter schools since 1990. She is also a counselor and self-empowerment therapist. She holds degrees in Education, with minors in History and English from East Tennessee State University and Utah State University.

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Carolyn Campbell I don't know how to comment on the blog, but my comment would be that I had the privilege of talking to Sarah Hinze many years ago and I was impressed by her sensitivity, insight, gentleness, introspection and writing talent...she is one of a kind and an incisive soul.... 


Lisa And Randy said...

A wonderful review, Janet. I am looking forward to reading this book. By the way, I have enjoyed your books also. Love the humor and storyline of "Don't you Marry the Mormon Boys"

CTW said...

How does she collect these stories? Is it word of mouth and interviews I wonder.

Janet Kay Jensen said...

Sounds like word of mouth, also from classes and presentations.

Diony said...

I felt inspired just from reading the brief excerpts of some of the included stories. I would love to read this book.