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23 Minutes in Hell
23 Minutes in Hell
Author: Bill Weise
What is hell like, and how does one avoid an eternity of torment? Bill Wiese shares his unforgettable experience during which God allowed him to see and feel the agony people endure in hell. — Wiese's visit to the devil's lair lasted just twenty-three minutes, but he returned from this with vivid details etched in his memory. He records an accura...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781591858829
ISBN-10: 1591858828
Publication Date: 3/7/2006
Pages: 169
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 151 ratings
Publisher: Charisma House
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio CD
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sarah5775 avatar reviewed 23 Minutes in Hell on + 386 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 14
Ok. A bestselling book gets published by a pastor called "90 Minutes in Heaven" and makes millions.

Then a little while later some unknown guy says he has a vision of hell and writes a book entitled "23 Minutes in Hell" and sells it and makes millions.

He didn't have a documented near death experience. He just says that one night Jesus came and "took him into hell." He has no way of verifying his story. No proof at all. Just his word.

His story is poorly written, and has no new or unique information, just the basic "its fire and it's awful" teachings that people all have heard again and again, but yet Christians flock to his book like sheep, and buy multiple copies to give their friends. This guy says he wants to save people from hell, but he sells his books, doesn't give a single one of them away, sets up a "ministry" website with nothing on it but and reviews of the book that say its great and a link to buy the book. Then he goes on speaking tours and gets paid to talk about his book, and sells copies of the book to more and more people.

All the while there is not one shred of proof or evidence that anything happened to him at all.

I think Weise is laughing all the way to the bank.
SouthWestZippy avatar reviewed 23 Minutes in Hell on + 265 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
I read this book to see what all the fuss was about. Wrong thing to do. The set up was just wrong. Where is the background of this man to show what kind of person he was before he spent his "23 Minutes In Hell". He says he was a Christian which I don't doubt but I would have loved to read more about him and his wife before this happen.It jumps around way to much for me. A story should have a beginning, middle and end. Could not wait for this book to end. I wanted so badly for this to all make sense but I just could not.
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Helpful Score: 4
Very thought provoking. Really makes you consider where you and your love ones could spend eternity.
KajunFriend avatar reviewed 23 Minutes in Hell on
Helpful Score: 4
Very graphic story, keeps your interest.
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Helpful Score: 3
Bill Wiese saw the searing flames of hell, felt total isolation, and experienced the putrid and rotting stench, deafening screams of agony, terrorizing demons, and finally, the strong hand of God lifting him out of the pit.
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I had a difficult time putting this book down until I finished it. This book is very thought-provoking and a must read. Some reviews state that there is no proof of Weise experiencing an actual journey to Hell. My question is, how could there be proof of Weise's journey but there is no proof of the "out of body experiences" people have in other situations like being on the operating table and something going very wrong; aren't we, as readers or listeners, going on a person's word about traveling to Heaven. Christianity is a faith, and reading the Holy Bible proves there is a Heaven as well as a true and literal Hell. Why not take a chance and have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; you have nothing at all to lose and everything in the world (and Heaven) to gain.

I loved the book 23 Minutes in Hell as it got my attention and has made me want to strengthen my relationship with the Lord even more. As Weise stated, I have faith, too, that this book will be the closest to Hell I ever get.
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This is a very thought provoking story! I would recommend it to anyone who doesn't believe in life after death or has no religious affiliation.
MomLog avatar reviewed 23 Minutes in Hell on + 14 more book reviews
A very thought-provoking book, filled with Bible references and quotations from some very sound, Bible teachers. Recommended reading for both Christians and non-Christians.
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Bill Wiese is detailed in his account and believable. If it is true in any part, I am glad I listened. Either way it was very interesting and a listening experience I will never forget.