Monday, October 11, 2010

My First Feedback

My first feedback-giver on my book, "What I Think Heaven is Like" is one of my former students named Emman. Here's what he has to say:

"wow :) awesome book ma'am. i really appreciate the twist in the end :)) i mean, it caught me off guard. just thought that indirectly stating your purpose/desire for writing the book in the intro/preface or somehow in-between the chapters can help the reader to be encouraged to read on non-stop.

my poor-quality and quantitative-leaning of describing what heaven would be like is that it is one (1) raised to a quadrillion more than that of all the sum of the pleasures that we can ever experience or think of here on earth. in short, mind-blowing. i believe that's the reason why a person in the old testament was told to die upon seeing God. we cannot contain all the gooooooooodness and awesomeness and wonder and power, etc. of God, thus man is consumed (like a moth who approaches the sun's surface xD haha) and dies. buti nalang, as you've said; we'll be transformed,

"Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory."
"Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?" (1 Corinthians 15:51-55)

when we're given that 'heavenly body', (and yes, with a better singing voice and no illness ^^ wooohoooo!!) then we can take on that God-ly sight/experience beyond measure.

now, that keeps me holding on.

actually, i believe it's more like, He's the one who makes me keep on holding-on. ("...for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose" --Philippians 2:13)

that's why i call him Savior.

excited for heaven as you are"

He ended with a quote:

"There's nothing you can do for God to love you more,
and there's nothing you can do for God to love you less."

--What's So Amazing About Grace?, Philip Yancey

Thanks, Emman, for your encouraging words.

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