I Hated Heaven: A Novel of Love After Death

Tom and April Waring have a great life, a successful business, and a healthy, happy little boy Best of all, they are deeply in love But the good times come to a screeching halt when Tom is diagnosed with inoperable cancer Though Tom s faith gives him peace as he faces death s dark doorway, April, an agnostic, is distraught So at Tom s deathbed, she surprises them bothTom and April Waring have a great life, a successful business, and a healthy, happy little boy Best of all, they are deeply in love But the good times come to a screeching halt when Tom is diagnosed with inoperable cancer Though Tom s faith gives him peace as he faces death s dark doorway, April, an agnostic, is distraught So at Tom s deathbed, she surprises them both when she takes his hand, tears in her eyes, and whispers, When you get to the other side if there is another side and there really is a God, promise me you ll come back and tell me Tom squeezes her hand weakly and nods I promise Thus begins Tom Waring s adventure in Heaven, a place totally unlike the harps and halos scenario he had imagined And when his request to return to Earth is routinely denied, Tom must make a fateful decision does he have the courage to risk everything even his very soul to keep his promise to April What on Earth could make a man turn his back on Heaven Just one thing true love.
I Hated Heaven A Novel of Love After Death Tom and April Waring have a great life a successful business and a healthy happy little boy Best of all they are deeply in love But the good times come to a screeching halt when Tom is diagnosed w

  • Title: I Hated Heaven: A Novel of Love After Death
  • Author: Kenny Kemp
  • ISBN: 9781892442109
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “I Hated Heaven: A Novel of Love After Death”

    1. I actually read this book for the first time while I was Jr. in high school in 2001. It is my mom's autographed copy that she bought when it came out. This one book that I keep reading & keep next to my bible. It has gone w/ me everywhere the military has sent me & other asked to read & have enjoyed it as well. They ask about first because of the title & I tell them that is my favorite book & I recommend it to everyone when they ask about a good book to read.

    2. Definitely a different view of heaven. I really had a hard time with a few of the scenes - after all I believe that if God breaks laws then he ceases to be God. But a great parable on justice and mercy and the power of prayer.

    3. First of all, thank you so very much for the ARC:)This book. Wow. With books that carry any sort of religious nods, it can be pushy and contrite. this book was amazing. And i dont give that lightly. I was pulled in from page one. I wanted Tom to be back with his wife so bad. I felt sad, happy, and angry at times. It covers everything. It was as if i was the journey with them.All the morals are there, Love is the GREATEST; God is always with us, though we dont all know/believe. I really thought t [...]

    4. Well, it's been too long since I read this to really give it a proper review. I read it for an LDS book club. The discussion we had on it was deeper than what I had prepared for. I felt like the book was just a whimsical story, but I realized (at the book club) some people saw the deeper side. For the record, I don't agree with the character of God, at all. Some of the women had a good take on his "breaking the rules." But I just don't buy into the idea that God has enough time on His hands to p [...]

    5. This book was definitely a bit different from what I thought it would be. I thought it would have a more comedic tone or just a twist to what heaven would be like but I didn't expect such a push on religion. When I say comedic tone, I mean kind of like a rewritten version of Beauty and the Beast. I expected something like Ella Enchanted but got Wicked instead. Overall, it's not a bad read, it's a bit slow at first but the ending kind of made up for it. I think if you detach yourself from a relig [...]

    6. The first time I read this book, I was really amazed. The second time, it was a little disappointing. It's well written and is a really great story. There is really just one idea the author has about the after-life that I don't agree with. That we forget everything that happened on earth. Other than that, I find this book very entertaining and thought-provoking. I would read it again.

    7. I loved reading this book from the beginning to the end. Kenny's view of the after life is entertaining and enticing and gives you a glimpse of what may come after this life. It's a must read. It made me laugh and cry. It's very heart warming and especially to those that love the gospel this is a good read!!!

    8. Not to be read by those with a shaky testimony. Written by an LDS author, his take on the afterlife is a grim view but one to which I'm sure many people can relate. He questions how we can be truly happy when we are not with those we dearly love.

    9. This is a cute story about what life might be after death (with an LDS perspective). It was an easy read and kept me entertained. One thing that bothered me was that I found several typo's in the book, other then that I liked it.

    10. This was much more inspirational than I thought it would be. I thought it would be more tongue-in-cheek anti-religion, being a tale of after-life and all. But it lampoons heaven as it's promoting ita little bit to appeal to both sides. Still, an enjoyable, quick read.

    11. What an interesting take on heaven and the tests we face! I met the author in Costco and enjoyed talking with him. At first I didn't like the book and considered not finishing it, but I'm so glad I stayed with it. It had a really great ending and gave me a lot to think about!

    12. Great read! I almost quit, but continued on, due to reading someone's comment about quitting but didn't. It really turned out to be great!

    13. I really enjoyed reading this book. It has amzing descriptions and at one point makes you cry. Made me cry anyways. I have this book if anyone would like to borrow it.

    14. i liked this book although you have to read it for a while to get into the Book its good after that and its a interesting topic its goodI received the book for free through First Reads

    15. I first read this book in 7th grade when I found it in the school library and I fell in love with it. I searched and searched for this book since then, and everywhere I looked, it was out-of-print or sold-out. Fast-forward 11 years when I received a Kindle for Christmas, this was one of the first books I purchased on it, and I was very ecstatic to find it and be able to finally read it again. There were things I picked up on a lot better reading it at 24 than 13, but it was still a wonderful rea [...]

    16. There is no secret what this story is about so I was a little surprised that it seemed to take a long time to get to the point with it. But once it got to the point, it was hard to put down. I loved the struggle in heaven of the lead character, trying so hard to keep his commitment to his wife. He was easy to empathize with and I found my heart going out to him in his efforts. I've been recommending the book to everyone I know since completing it. It does not preach any specific religion in its [...]

    17. Meh. I thought the story was hurried and incomplete. I felt like the character development of the story was slow. I felt like the author was really trying too hard with his descriptions, it just wasn't natural. I have a really hard time not finishing a book but this is one I really had to struggle not walking away from. I am glad I finished it, I guess but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

    18. I liked the premise of this book. Life after death fascinates me. is a topic that no one really knows much about. All anyone can do is speculate, and the author's take on it was at times almost too creative, but overall probably not far off from what you learn in bible study. I recommend this book to anyone that is struggling with their faith.

    19. Not well written. Author takes a really long time to develop the story up to his death and then that happens in the time frame of two days. Interpretation of Paradise is interesting and the twist makes it better but could have developed characters better.

    20. This book was easy to put down at any moment. The views of paradise and heaven that are presented in this novel are very interesting. I found myself thinking more and more about the afterlife, which I enjoyed doing. This read like a film and reminded me of "Saturday's Warrior."

    21. It was a decent story, but lack of relationship development and difference of opinion on how things work on the other side made it just a so, so read for me.

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