A review from one of our readers, Loretta Martin:
Walking past the book section of Wal-Mart the other day, I noticed a book with a title that caught my eye: “23 Minutes in Hell” by Bill Wiese.
Being a big believer in heaven, and having reading some pretty compelling testimonials of some people who have “visited” there, I immediately grabbed it so I could read about people who have “visited” the other side.
I figure it stands to reason, if God is giving some people a glimpse of the happy hereafter, certainly he would give some others a glimpse of the dark side so they could compare the two and decide for themselves where they’d rather spend eternity.
It seems to me he wants believers to preach the Gospel and convince the sinners that sinning is something they just don’t want to do.
Anyway, in addition to describing hell, the book tries to answer some of the many questions that people might ask of someone who has been there and returned, such as, “Is hell a burning place?” “Where is hell?” “Are there degrees of punishment in hell?” “Do ‘good’ people go to hell?” The answers certainly seemed plausible, especially since there is a lot of Scripture to back them up.
As a result of reading this book, I intend to look for some of the other books on this subject — books the author has listed to back up his experience. Whether or not you choose to believe his experience, it’s a fascinating read.