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After You Die

After You Die

Unveiling the Mysteries of Heaven

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At a time when people’s curiosity about the afterlife is stronger than ever, Pastor Frank Santora tackles this issue head-on, delivering cultural, scientific, philosophical, and biblical evidence to unveil the truth about the mysteries of the afterlife. Pastor Frank covers issues such as:

* Is there life after death?

* Is there a God?

* Do heaven and hell exist?

* Is hell the torture chamber that it’s been purported to be?

* Are there second chances after we die?

* Do we have a soul, and what does it look like?

* What qualifies a person to get into heaven?

* And what does Jesus have to do with it all?

Written for both nonbelievers and those familiar with the Bible, After You Die gives insightful answers to life’s most probing questions while offering hope to everyone who has ever wondered what happens to us after we leave earth.
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  • Howard Books | 
  • 288 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416597315 | 
  • September 2012
List Price $14.99
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In a day when, there are multiple New York Times bestselling books on heaven, people's curiosity about the afterlife is stronger than ever. The book After You Die tackles this issue head on, offering cultural, scientific, philosophical and biblica...

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Reading Group Guide

This reading group guide for After You Die: Unveiling the Mysteries of Heaven and the Afterlife includes an introduction, discussion questions and ideas for enhancing your book club. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.


No one likes to talk or think about death. It’s the ultimate reality of life; however, it is a topic often ignored or pushed aside. In After You Die: Unveiling the Mysteries of Heaven and the Afterlife, Pastor Frank Santora tackles head-on the issue of death, offering cultural, scientific, philosophical, and biblical evidence to unveil both the truth about the afterlife and the key to living a life with greater purpose.

Topics & Questions for Discussion

1.What’s your immediate response when the topic of death comes up? How would you describe our culture’s attitude toward death?

2.Before reading After You Die, what were some of your default assumptions about what happens after you die? Were any of those assumptions challenged or changed as a result of reading this book? If so, which ones? 3.Have you experienced the death of someone close to you? How did the reality of death impact you? Did it raise any questions that you hadn’t considered befor see more

About the Author

Frank Santora
Photograph by Robert Faubel

Frank Santora

Frank Santora is president of Faith Ministries and Faith Preparatory Schools, Inc., in New Milford, Connecticut. A graduate of RutgersUniversity in New Brunswick, New Jersey, he holds a bachelors degree in accounting and business and is also an ordained minister with RhemaBibleTrainingCenter in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. After an early career as an accountant, he followed his dream of helping people and is now senior pastor of Faith Church, as well as a motivational speaker for such groups as Amway, Century 21, and IBM International. His television show, Destined to Win, which has been aired both nationally and locally, challenges people weekly to discover the winner within themselves. He currently resides in Brookfield, Connecticut, with his wife, Lisa, and their two children, Nicole and Joseph.




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