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Why is it, asks Bishop Fulton Sheen, that one hears so often the expression "Go to hell!" and almost never the expression "Go to heaven!" Here, at his most penetrating, challenging, and illuminating best is Bishop Sheen with his answer, in a book that breathes new meaning into the truths about heaven and hell, and new life into the concepts of faith, tolerance, love, prayer, suffering, and death.
Beginning with "The First Faint Summons to Heaven," Sheen shows how unpopular it is today to be a true Christian, and describes the struggle for living our faith amid the disorders of our times. Keenly aware of evil in the myriad forms it takes in today's world, Bishop Sheen writes about the constant battle man faces with the "seven pallbearers of character" - pride, avarice, envy, lust, anger, gluttony and sloth - linking them with the corrosive forces that never cease in their attacks on the Church and those who earnestly desire to be serious Christians.
In Go to Heaven, a great spiritual teacher and writer, deeply aware of the human and spiritual conflicts being waged in the world, shows us the way to heaven in a most eloquent book, encouraging the reader to choose heaven now, and to understand the "reality of hell."
"Few lights have been as radiant in the last century as Bishop Fulton Sheen. What a gift this simple but profound road-map to heaven is. For anyone eager to find the way home, I beg you: pick this book up!"— Fr. John Riccardo, Author, Heaven Starts Now: Becoming a Saint Day by Day
"Fulton Sheen was one of the most prolific authors, skilled orators, and holiest bishops of the 20th century. His wisdom and wit are once again available to us in this little treasure. Everyone who reads it will discover truths that are everlasting!"— Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, Author, Champions of the Rosary
"For those old enough in the Faith, meeting Bishop Sheen in this inspiring book is like finding an old friend and a brilliant spiritual teacher. For those too young - don't miss him! He is a sure guide on the way to heaven."— Mother Dolores Hart, O.S.B., Author, The Ear of the Heart
"For 40 years, Fulton Sheen's writings have guided my evangelization efforts in Catholic Radio. With his typical wisdom and humor, Sheen delivers a must read for everyone who desires heaven. Full Sheen ahead!"— Terry Barber, Author, How to Share Your Faith with Anyone
Archbishop Fulton Sheen was one of the most celebrated churchmen of the twentieth century. He wrote over sixty books, and his radio and television programs drew an audience of thirty million listeners. His many other books include Life Is Worth Living, The World's First Love, and Through the Year with Fulton Sheen.