In 2008, Alan Hallene Jr. discovered the lifeless body of his 22-year-old son. Alex had committed suicide. While Al waited for the authorities to arrive, he had ten minutes alone with his young son. During that wrenching time, God sent him eight visions of heaven, where the father and he son would someday reunite. Al recounts those life-changing visions in The Hope of Heaven, released on
March 10, 2015
The Hope of Heaven is a very different kind of "heaven book." Rather than an argument for the existence of heaven or the account of an out-of-body experience, Al gives readers a glimpse of life beyond the tragedies we endure.
"I did not go to heaven. I was the one left behind and the one who received clear messages from God in the aftermath of my son's death." Al Hallene Jr.
"The story points to Jesus as Savior--and not just a general Savior but one whom we each need to acknowledge our personal need for." Erin Keeley Marshall
Alan M. Hallene Jr., PhD. is the father of three grown sons, one whom he anticipates reuniting with someday in heaven. While working on The Hope of Heaven, Al was on leave from his teaching position at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA. He has also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Iowa, and is President of NorthHill Consulting, LLC.
Erin Keeley Marshall is the author of Navigating Route 20-Something and The Daily God Book. She spent the early years of her career as an editor for Tyndale House Publishers and has edited and written for several publishing companies throughout the United States. She lives in Arkansas with her husband, Steve, and their two children.
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