A readers reaction to In Heaven for Awhile from national award winning Broadcaster Chuck Southcott:
No matter what one’s thoughts of Heaven might be, including those people of strong faith, no faith, agnostic or atheist, a common and very human denominator remains – the universal question of the afterlife. Is there such a thing as heaven, and if so, what exactly is it? A paradise? A lovely way to spend eternity? A place to meet loving family members and long-lost friends?
Larry Vanderveen, in his book “In Heaven For a While” has presented, in a fascinating story, a unique and exciting possibility. Complete with elements of science fiction and a touch of believable fantasy, we are treated to a vision of another dimension. “In Heaven For a While” offers a thought-provoking read, complete with very human back stories well worth consideration.
So, what about that other world we call Heaven? What is it like? What can we expect? This book is a work of fiction of course, but it’s also a look at what I’d like my Heaven to be.
This is a quick summary of the story :
Jim Bentley is a high school astronomy teacher in Los Angeles. He lives alone and lonely. Then one day all that changes. He finds that he is needed. There are people in his life who have worse problems than his, and they can’t solve them. It turns out that the best place to help them from is Heaven, a place he doesn’t believe exists, until he finds he’s right in the middle of it.
The novel is now available on Amazon in both Kindle reader and Paperback. To read just the first chapter go to the menu bar at the top of the page. Here’s the Amazon link:
In Heaven for Awhile
Whether or not you buy the book please send me your view of Heaven, even if you don’t think it exists.
In the meantime, thanks for visiting us!
A NEW FAITH-BASED NOVEL “IN HEAVEN FOR AWHILE,”
FROM FIRST TIME NOVELIST LARRY VANDERVEEN,
NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON AND KINDLE
An adventure story set in Heaven
Author Larry Vanderveen Available for Interviews
Los Angeles, CA – July 10, 2019 – Having recently celebrated his 85th birthday, first-time novelist Larry Vanderveen announced today that he has just published his first book entitled In Heaven for Awhile, The novel is now available on Amazon in paperback form for $8.99 and on Kindle reader for $3.99.
“In Heaven for Awhile, is my first novel. The book reflects my faith, my beliefs and ultimately my vision of heaven,” commented Vanderveen. “I hope it will encourage you to think about what Heaven is to you.”
The story follows Jim Bentley, a high school astronomy teacher in Los Angeles. He lives alone and lonely. Then one day all that changes. He finds that he is needed. There are people in his life who have worse problems than his, and they can’t solve them. It turns out that the best place to help them from is Heaven; a place he doesn’t believe exists until he finds he is there.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Larry Vanderveen is also the author of the one-man play, Meeting F. Scott Fitzgerald. The New York Times said of the play:
“This rich and textured exploration of Fitzgerald’s eventful life allows literature fans the unique opportunity to look into the mind of the man responsible for some of the greatest literature of the 20th Century.”
Vanderveen is currently at work on his next novel which follows the adventures of an American army intelligence officer in Germany just a few years after World War II.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 56 years, Sheila, and spends his free time with his three grown daughters and their families.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
In Heaven for Awhile
By Larry Vanderveen
Print Length: 210 pages
Publication Date: June 30, 2019, Paperback
Price: $9.99 Amazon, $3.99 Kindle