The best stories about angels and heaven

Randy C. Dockens Author Of Rebellion in the Stones of Fire
By Randy C. Dockens

Who am I?

I’ve always been fascinated by science fiction and by Biblical Scripture. That may seem dichotomous to some, but not to me. I have a passion for science and for Scripture because both bring understanding about our world from the microcosm to the macrocosm. My writings are a mixture of science and mystery with a science fiction feel and a Christian perspective. I like stories that show how truth arises even from the dark, confusing, and ambiguity of life to help one discover something about God they may not have considered before, and at the same time enjoy a fun, fast-paced, and exciting journey as they read.

I wrote...

Rebellion in the Stones of Fire

By Randy C. Dockens,

Book cover of Rebellion in the Stones of Fire

What is my book about?

Come read how who we call the Adversary, or Lucifer, or Satan, or the devil falls from the highest of places to where he is today. Understand the conflict that starts in Heaven and how it extends to Earth. See everything through the eyes of Mikael, the Captain of the Lord’s Hosts: from the beginning of the universe, the initial rebellion, creation of time, the Garden of Eden, and up through the time of Noah, the Nephilim, and the Flood. Get a different perspective on these events that will help you rediscover the awe of age-old Bible stories and give you a new perspective for you to ponder. 

The books I picked & why

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This Present Darkness

By Frank E. Peretti,

Book cover of This Present Darkness

Why this book?

This is an uncanny read of how the physical and spiritual worlds are so intertwined. This book was such a shock to me when I first read it because, although not a horror story at all, it had that vibe because you see the darkness of the demonic world up close and personal and how they influence people with their decision-making and what choices they make. Start the book in full daylight!

Kingdom Come

By Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins,

Book cover of Kingdom Come

Why this book?

One could say there are different stages of heaven. This book talks about how wonderful things will one day be on earth but shows that paradise is not paradise just because the devil doesn’t exist anymore. A plot develops to go against the king who has brought wonderment to the earth. It is the story of how peacefulness meets mankind at its selfish core. There are more Bible quotes that I would think would be necessary to go into a fiction story, but overall it is a good presentation to show what this future world will look like and function.


By Randy Alcorn,

Book cover of Deadline

Why this book?

This was quite an interesting take to see the relationship between those who have gone to heaven and those who are left behind. A tragic accident separates those who lived from those who died, but those in heaven are still able to look over the lives of their loved ones. This novel provides a lot for the reader to process and ponder as well as provide hope to those left behind suffering.

Imagine Heaven: Near-Death Experiences, God's Promises, and the Exhilarating Future That Awaits You

By John Burke,

Book cover of Imagine Heaven: Near-Death Experiences, God's Promises, and the Exhilarating Future That Awaits You

Why this book?

While this is a non-fiction book, it gives the reader a lot to ponder and consider about what heaven will be like. There are many near-death experiences that are collated. While the experience of each person is not the same, one finds what is overlapping is the wonder, amazement, and awe-inspiring scenes that were experienced.

The Name of the Wind

By Patrick Rothfuss,

Book cover of The Name of the Wind

Why this book?

This is an epic adventure with great world building. While it is fantasy, there is definitely a spiritual realm that is incorporated into the story which adds a layer of mystery. While it is not necessarily of a biblical paradigm, it does point to the notion that there is more to life than just what we can see with our eyes. 

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