Edge of Eternity

by Randy Alcorn

Paperback, 1999



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WaterBrook (1999), 336 pages


A disillusioned business executive whose life has hit a dead end, Nick Seagrave has lost loved ones to tragedy and his family to neglect. Now, at a point of great crisis, he unbelievably and inexplicably finds himself transported to what appears to be another world. Suddenly he's confronted with profoundly clear views of his own past and personality. And, he's enabled to see, hear, taste, and smell the realities of both heaven and hell - realities that force him to face dangers and trials far greater than any he's known before. Pitted against flying beasts, a monstrous web that threatens to hold him captive, an evil, brooding intelligence, and undeniable evidence of a spiritual world, Nick must finally consider the God he claims not to believe in. Walking between two worlds, Nick Seagrave prepares to make decisions that will change his life forever as he stands on the Edge of Eternity.… (more)


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Physical description

336 p.; 8.2 inches


1578562953 / 9781578562954

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LibraryThing member loubigfish
slow to get into and then somewhat drawn out, but does have a real and meaningful story and ending. Boy if we all could get a opportunity like Nick Seagrave did..... Enjoyable after some chapters.
LibraryThing member AmaliC
'Edge of Eternity' struck me as an elaborate mess of words.

The novel, which follows the spiritual journey of a man transported to a purgatory of sorts, has the potential to grip readers with its premise but fails spectacularly to reach this potential. Instead, the muddled beginning, barrage of
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smilies and odd pacing of events creates a text that requires a great deal of patience and willpower to read all the way through.

To its credit, the novel did contain an interesting message and provided some food for thought. Ultimately I was far more impressed by the novel's intent than I was by its execution.
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LibraryThing member briannad84
I really liked this book. Love allegories!
LibraryThing member HowHop
By far the greatest strength of Edge Of Eternity is the allegorical depiction of the Christian pilgrimage, with many of the duties, joys, and pitfalls described. Alcorn gives a realistic view of what a new believer should expect as he travels toward the celestial city, so this book might be worthy
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material for one new to the Faith. On the other hand, I cannot say that I found the writing all that engaging and even found the pace to be somewhat plodding at times, especially in the beginning. Most troubling to me was the allegorized picture of the atonement which resembled more the theology of Mel Gibson or even Kenneth Copeland than John Calvin. With this theological weakness in mind, Edge Of Eternity may be worthy of mild commendation as a guide to practical Christian living.
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LibraryThing member MortimerFolchart
"Imagine being pulled into the hereafter. While you're still alive." Nick Seagrave is a big-name executive at a high-end company, who looks good on the outside. To all outward appearances, he's living the high life. But deep down inside, he's spiraling downward, falling apart. Separated from loved
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ones by the choices he's made, Nick finds himself in utter despair. It is in that moment that he's pulled into another world, a place that will force him to see the consequences of his life, (and thus himself), for what they are. He is in the ultimate Purgatory, where he can experience both heaven and hell with all his five senses, and which leads him on the ultimate journey of discovery. Pushed and pulled between the various sources of evil, and the One Source of all goodness, Nick is forced to confront the One he's been running from his whole life. Passing along the median between the two realms, Nick must make a choice: a choice that will bring him the very brink of the Edge Of Eternity. This is a wonderful book. I highly recommend it.
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