Rebecca Ruter Springer was 29 when the American Civil War started in 1861. When the war ended five years later, 620,000 soldiers and countless civilians lay dead. It is not surprising, therefore, that the dead and heaven were much considered over the next 40 years in the USA. And it was this spiritual climate that created Springer's classic, Intra Muros, or as it is now generally known, My Dream of Heaven.
Rebecca was born in 1832, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the daughter of a Methodist clergyman; she graduated from the Wesleyan Female College in 1850, and Methodist Christianity remained her spiritual home. In 1859, two years before the Civil War, she married William Springer, who went on to become a lawyer and member of the Illinois General Assembly. They had one son, also called William, but Rebecca's health was never good; she was described by one person as 'feeble'. In 1868 the couple went on a two-year European tour to improve her health, but it remained poor until her death. It was amidst ill health that her classic work was born.
Intra Muros ('Between the Walls'), or My Dream of Heaven, was written in 1898. It was a vision given to her during severe illness, and she was unconscious for some days as she received the vision - which in the telling, covers a period of years. On reflection, she came to understand the short book as a series of basic truths about heaven, offering readers both confidence that God had prepared a place for them and that awaiting them there was a wonderful reunion with loved ones who had gone before.
Springer did not bestow the status of 'prophecy' on her work; but rather intended it as comfort. As she said, she wrote the book with 'the hope that it may comfort and uplift some who read, even as it did, and as its memory will ever do, for me. I submit the imperfect sketch of a most perfect vision.'
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Loved this book from beginning to end the only bad thing about this book is it ended. Wanted it to go on and on. Wished I was there, a very discriptive book, and very interesting. Could be life changing if I didn't already believe in the after life. Will listen to it again and again.
For anyone recently bereaved I highly reccomend this book. It will give you a sense of peace and hope that perhaps this is where your loved one may be
"my dream of heaven"
Chapter 9 describes our bowing down before our Lord so beautifully. And it makes heaven so desirable and causes me to hunger and thirst for the presence of Jesus the Son of God. It lines up with Scripture in John's narrative of Revelation in chapter 7 verses 9-12. Amen
"A Beautiful wondrous account of heaven!"
Wether you believe this story or not it will be inspirational in making you want to go there. Its description of heavens glory is fantastic and makes ones spirit yearn for a perfect place in time. The Bible says eyes have not seen, ears have not heard, nor has it enetered the mind of man how wonderful are the things God has prepared for those who love and seek him, so if a person can describe heaven so overwhelmingly fantastically as this author has just imagine what heavens going to be like. Read this and share it with everyone you know!!!
This classic reading on Heaven and what it is like is inspiringly and delightfully recorded for anyone to enjoy. The original source book, Intra Muros: My Dream of Heaven, authenticates the integrity or Rebecca Springer's character, her Christian life and it's Biblical authenticity.I fully recommend the book and the recording of it.It is a great comfort and encouragement.
Rebecca Springer, she was there!
Yes, easily, if I could set aside the time.
"Ruined by the Narration"
I could only listen to this half way, although it sounded interesting - it's as if the narrator was chosen from those least suitable for a book on this topic. Her influence on the content was so extreme it was like listening to two different books. I can imagine many subjects or character parts where she'd be a great fit.
This was a bad idea.
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