More than 150 years ago in upstate New York, twenty-five-year-old Marietta Davis had stubbornly resisted the winds of revival that were blowing through her town. That is until seven months later, when she fell ill during which she had a vision and was shown the beauties of heaven and the horrors of hell. The experience transformed the remainder of the young woman's life and sobered all who heard her story.
Seven months after the vision - at the time and in the manner she had predicted - Marietta died. But before her homegoing, she wrote a vivid portrayal of her experience that remained in print one hundred years after her death. Now her story is available for a new generation of readers. The nineteenth-century language of the original edition has been updated for readability,but the detailed depiction of her vision remains untouched.
Journey with Marietta to the shimmering reaches of paradise, where the redeemed enjoy the beauties of the new creation.
Observe children who died on earth as they are taught the mysteries of God in infants' heaven.
Grieve at the plight of the lost as they suffer their tortures of hell and the wages of their sin.
Marietta Davis fell into a trance at age twenty-five that lasted nine days. She experienced a vision that made her a legend. When she finally regained consciousness she described with extraordinary graphic detail scenes of how angels had conducted her spirit to heaven and hell. Marietta made it clear that her vision was given for her to tell the world so people could prepare for the afterlife. This book is an attempt to recapture the original story in a new modern English text. Supporting testimonials of the original publisher, family, and others appear close to their original form at the end of the book.
Marietta's book Caught Up Into Heaven is available:
“You will be like the wings of a dove covered with silver, And her feathers with yellow gold.” — Psalm 68:13
“O that I had wings like a dove then I would fly away and be at rest.”