Imagine HeavenImagine Heaven is an inspirational journey through the Bible’s picture of heaven, colored in with the real-life stories of heaven’s wonders. Burke compares gripping stories of Near Death Experiences (NDEs) to what Scripture says about our biggest questions of heaven: Will I be myself? Will I see friends and loved ones? What will it look like? What is God like? What will we do forever? What about children and pets? This book will propel readers into an experience that will forever change their view of the life to come and the way they live life today. It also tackles the tough questions of heavenly reward and hellish NDEs. Anyone interested in NDEs or longing to imagine heaven more clearly will enjoy this fascinating and hope-filled book.


John Burke is the author of No Perfect People Allowed, Soul Revolution, and Unshockable Love, and the New York Times Bestseller, Imagine Heaven. He and his wife, Kathy, founded Gateway Church in Austin, Texas. Since 1998, Gateway has grown to over 4,500 people, made up mostly of unchurched people who began actively following Christ at Gateway. John is also the president of Gateway Leadership Initiative, a non-profit organization working to help church-planting pastors and ordinary Christians “raise the church out of the culture.” John has spoken in 20 countries to over 200,000 church leaders and Christians. He is married to Kathy and they have two children, Ashley and Justin. They live in Austin, Texas.


The following are videos of John sharing portions of Imagine Heaven with Gateway Church, where he is a pastor.

Evidence for and Afterlife 

Relationships in Heaven

The Highlight of Heaven

The Most Beautiful Place

Rewards That Last

In this Youtube video The Afterlife John gives us insight into what life is like after death. Having interviewed over 1,000 people that have had near death experiences (NDR), he found commonality, backed with scripture to support what he believes heaven will be like.