23 Minutes in Hell is written by Bill Wiese and is one of those books that you can't put down.
The Bible tells us that there is a real hell, and is filled with verses that describe how horrendous and unrelenting it is. It is a place reserved for the Godless...Satan, his demons, and everyone who refuses to accept God.
Bill Wiese has written a book about God sending him to hell one night while he was sleeping. His horrifying journey felt like it lasted an eternity, though, in actuality, it lasted less than half an hour. There is an urgency in his message, and he feels God sent him on this mission so that everyone would know what hell is like, so they can "take the proper measures to steer clear of this place at all costs."
"Suddenly, at 3AM, without any notice, I found myself being hurled into the air, and then was falling to the ground, completely out of control...I landed in what appeared to be a prison cell...made out of rough-hewn stone...The severity of this heat had the effect of taking every ounce of strength out of me...I had fallen into hell." He then continues to describe his awful surroundings, the fear he felt, the torture his naked body experienced, and worst of all, the realization that God was no where to be found. Then, he was transported next to a huge pit with raging flames of fire leaping high into an open cavern. "The heat was far beyond unbearable, and I desperately wanted to escape before I too would be thrown into that inferno." He could see the outlines of people through the flames, and their screams from the condemned souls were deafening and never stopped. They would last for an eternity. After awhile, he was taken up through a tunnel, which was lined with demonic creatures. They seemed to be reaching out to him, and they were filled with evil. When he approached the top of the tunnel, he entered light, and realized then, at last, that he was in the presence of Jesus. "The light was brilliant, a pure, white light such as I had never seen." Peace then replaced terror. "I was so grateful to escape hell. I was so grateful that I did know Jesus, that I was a Christian."
Bill continues to state that many people, even Christians, do not believe that hell is real. "I could sense the Lord's deep love for people to know the truth...I understood that it was out of His great love for mankind that He wanted them to know this place exists, so they could instead choose life with him." Finally, Bill says, "Jesus said to me, 'Go and tell them about this place. It is not my desire that any should go there. Hell was made for the devil and his angels.'"
Then, after a flight looking down on the earth with Jesus, Bill was transported back down, entered his house, and saw his body lying on the living room floor. He was reunited with it, and exhausted and traumatized, he screamed. His wife awakened, found him, and later he was able to share the whole experience with her. Since that experience, they have traveled extensively, sharing his message that hell is a real place, and that people, while they have a chance, should make the decision to follow Jesus.
No one knows how long they will live to make that important decision. Now is the time. Not later. There may not be a later...