Heaven and Hell is the first book of The Tears of Heaven series.
In it, we are introduced to Chris and Serena Davis, a young
married couple who are tragically killed in an auto accident,
when their small car swerves out of control on a stretch of black
ice and into the path of an oncoming semi. At first, they don't
even realize that they are dead, but as circumstances unfold, it
becomes clear that they are no longer in the land of the living.
They are then confronted by a beautiful ethereal tunnel, that
seems to radiate both light and love. Chris leads the way with
his wife in tow. Yet only a second before reaching the threshold
of the tunnel, Serena's hand slips through his grasp. Seconds
later she is drawn into a new portal, a dark tunnel dominated by
powerful electricity and violent cold winds. Chris and Serena
are doomed to spend eternity separated from each other.
By virtue of his faith in his savior, Jesus, Chris has been
granted passage into the realm of Heaven, where he is reunited
with his beloved mother. Here he comes to know the joy and
wonder of a realm of beauty, a place where nature has achieved
true perfection, where the lion lies with the lamb. It is a realm of
infinite possibilities and, yes, even infinite adventures. It is
everything that Chris could ever have imagined it to be. Best of
all, it is a place where everyone can commune personally with
their loving Heavenly Father.
Yet, through it all, Chris feels like something or someone is
missing, yet he doesn't know what it is. Saints in Heaven have
no recollection of their lost loved ones in Hell, no recollection of
those beyond the love of the Father. For they are beyond all
hope, and that is where Serena has been sentenced, to a place
where there is no hope, and only one reality; pain. They have
been condemned to a place ruled by a madman, a being who
wants but one thing; to punish those made in the image of God.
In Hell, Serena has caught the interest of the master of lies, who has given her twelve hours to
explore the horrors of his realm before beginning her eternity of torment within Hell's seething Great
Sea of Fire, a stormy ocean of hot burning oil 5000 miles across. Here, adrift forever, broiling within
the heaving, pelted by rains of sulfuric acid and fire, she shall come to understand the true meaning
of horror and suffering, as she is slowly driven mad by never ending pain, forgotten by all those who
ever loved her.
But she is not forgotten. In Heaven, as if by a miracle, her husband's memory of her has suddenly
been restored. Now he knows the identity of the mystery woman who has haunted his dreams for so
long, and he knows what has become of her. Now he seeks to accomplish what no one has done in
two thousand years; he seeks to rescue Serena from Hell. And he is not alone. With the help of a
brilliant scientist, a child prodigy, a great inventor, and a fallen dark angel within Hell itself, he is
about to attempt the impossible. The race to rescue Serena is on.
|Heaven and Hell
The Journey of Chris and Serena Davis