Dreams of Heaven – Elizabeth M. Herrera

(Reviewed by Pat Luboff)

Savannah waited to see if her sister would notice Jesus standing beside her, but Denise simply walked over and hugged her. However, she did notice the throng of doves covering the deck.                         
               She let go of Savannah. “What’s with all the birds?”       

                              Justin, who was petting Blanca on the  floor,                                              absentmindedly said, “They’re here because Jesus is here .”                                                     

                                              “Honey, Jesus is everywhere.”

He looked up. “Yeah, but he really is here.”

I read this book in two sittings. I liked it so much; I could have read it in one, had I not fallen asleep late into the night of the first session. Speaking of sleeping, this book is the weaving of a tale of a dream within a dream within a dream, with Jesus popping in here and there to urge the main character to wake up!

You can tell from the excerpt above that the story is told with humor. On the surface, it’s about a woman who has a terrible recurring nightmare and fears that it’s really a premonition. Or, she’s a woman who is living the nightmare and not being able to believe what she is going through. Or, she’s a woman experiencing a trip through the universe in the brilliant light of love that is God’s creation.

Wow! That’s a lot to pack into 137 pages. As a student of A Course In Miracles, I enjoyed and totally understood the conversations between Jesus and Savannah. I wonder what people who are not familiar with the Course would make of it. I wonder if the author is a student of the Course. Her bio doesn’t mention it. The bio says she found her higher power through Native American spirituality.

Her Jesus is not your usual Jesus. He has very different things to say than what you might hear in church on Sunday. I’m not going to spoil it for you by telling you what he says. You’ll have to read it for yourself.

Reading this book made me feel light and free. I highly recommend it.

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