Below are portions of books by people who have been to heaven, and/or seen Jesus Christ and returned to earth and described their experience (End Notes with references below):
“They placed me at the feet of the most glorious Being I could ever imagine. A crown of pure light rested on His head, and hair as white as snow fell upon His shoulders. No words could begin to describe His splendor . . . I was totally overawed by Him. His goodness, tenderness, and love overwhelmed me. I bowed down.” 1 -Marietta Davis
“He looked down at me. He had such beautiful eyes. I’ll never forget those eyes. They were so large and full of meaning – and kindness and forgiveness and compassion. Everything you would want to see in Jesus’ face was there.” 2 -Lorraine Tutmarc
“I looked into Jesus’ eyes . . . they looked like wells of living love. It seemed as if one could see a half mile deep into them, and the tender look of His love is indescribable. As I looked into His face and into His eyes, I fell at His feet.” 3 -Kenneth Hagin
“I felt I had everything I ever wanted to have. I was everything I had ever intended to be. I was arriving at where I had always dreamed of being.”4 -Betty Malz
Eby calls his visit “unutterable . . . indescribable . . . spiritually resplendent . . . and most ecstatically moving.”5
The scene was “gorgeously unsurpassable in its beauty,” with the foliage having a radiance. It was a great outdoors of mountains, trees, flowers, music, and sweet smells. Forests of symmetrical trees unlike anything on earth covered the foothills on each side. Every tree was tall, graceful, perfect, unblemished . . . Rolling hills under cloudless skies seemed to stretch for miles. The skies were a new color, an iridescent white-gold light. The valley floor was gorgeous. Stately grasses with perfectly straight blades were mixed in with ultra-white, four-petalled flowers on stems two feet tall, with a touch of gold at the centers.6 -Richard Eby
“She looked into his eyes, which were loving and clear as blue water, yet piercing. It was like she was mirrored in his eyes . . . There was a heavenly illumination that made his hair light red, his eyes bluish and transparent, and his skin a light gold color . . . “There is no way to describe his coloring. It is like another world’s color. It’s the Shekinah glory, iridescent golden light glowing through him.” 7 -Valvita Jones
“As he turned around, he saw Jesus Christ. The glory about Him moved toward Roberts and came upon him, engulfing him. Roberts fell to his knees, and tears began to stream from his eyes, running down his face. Jesus said, “I want to give you a tour through heaven, this place I have made for all who believe, because I love you so much.”8
As he said this, tears again poured down Roberts’ face. To Roberts, Jesus’ presence is so tender that your joy turns to tears.”
He said repeatedly, “I love my people so much. Why do people not take me at My word? Do they not know that I have all power in heaven and on earth to back up what I said? It is so easy. I made it so simple. If people would just take me at My word, I will do what I said.”9 -Roberts Liardon
Prince, Dennis and Nolene, Davis, Marietta. Nine Days in Heaven (Lake Mary, FL: Creation House-Strang, 2006), 15.
Bennett, Rita. To Heaven and Back (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1997), 84.
Hagin, Kenneth E. I Believe in Visions (Tulsa, OK: Rhema), 50.
Malz, Betty. My Glimpse of Eternity (Grand Rapids, MI: Revell/Baker Publishing Group, 1977), 97.
Eby, Richard E. Caught Up Into Paradise (Grand Rapids, MI: Revell/Baker Book House Company, 1978), 199-200.
Eby, Richard E. Tell Them I am Coming (Grand Rapids, MI: Revell/Baker Book House Company, 1980), 73.
Bennett, Rita. To Heaven and Back (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1997), 45.
Liardon, Roberts. We Saw Heaven (Shippensburg, PA: Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., 2000). 28.