Inked for Eternity – Living in the Light of Heaven on Earth
By: Roxanne Wermuth with Peter Lundell
Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257
978-0768407419, $ 15.99, 2015, 158 Pages
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake
An Inspiring Testimony of a Near Death Experience – A Vision of God’s Waiting Room in Heaven
Caught up in cycle of family abuse Roxanne Wermuth becomes driven to succeed. In an attempt to prove her worthiness she allowed her “Type A” personality and her fierce career ambition to become an obsession as she climbed the ladder of success to a lucrative position in the corporate world of sales.
Roxanne describes the years of her childhood, the verbal and physical abuse. She tells of the anger, hatred, low self-esteem, depression and of her thoughts of suicide. She relates incidents of her childhood friends, her mother’s love, bonding with her brother, her first romance, and of her early exposure to church, the message of a personal God, the importance of making right choices, and of the long range impact of her father’s verbal abuse on her development even into adulthood.
Complete exhaustion and a visit to her doctor led to a diagnosis of chronic progressive multiple sclerosis. After years of pain, hospital stays, and medical leaves from her employment; in a severe attack Roxanne entered a twenty-four hour comatose condition. She tells of an out of body experience and a foretaste of seeing the “outskirts” of heaven during the coma.
In telling her story Roxanne is candid; revealing the extremes of her struggles with the accepting the excruciating pain, and the negative impact of Multiple sclerosis on her body, her emotions, her personality, and of her self-centered pity.
Collaborator writer/author Peter Lundell captures Roxanne’s change in perspective, after her heaven experience. He describes her new passion for life and the joy of sharing lessons she learned through adversity.
The brilliance of the colorful flowers Roxanne glimpsed in the meadow on her brief visit to the “outskirts of heaven” are now indelibly inked onto her scalp as a testimony of God’s love and a reminder to put eternity into proper perspective.
Roxanne’s story is being used to restore hope and inspiration to those struggling with chronic illness, broken relationships, anger, and depression. A remarkable story of courage and transformation.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.