H. A. Baker's first book, Visions Beyond the Veil, vividly depicted the heavenly revelations that the Chinese boys at Baker's orphanage received, as well as the miracles that followed. These experiences transformed Baker's life and mission work, and he felt led to gather the best sources on visions and revelations of heaven that had come to his attention. The result, Heaven and the Angels, is a narrative of heavenly life based on personal accounts--drawn from books, articles, letters, tracts, and interviews--of those who described seeing heaven after having received visions or been raised from the dead. These accounts provide revelation on such areas as...The New Jerusalem and heavenly mansions; The ever-present light and life of Jesus; The delights and service of heaven's inhabitants; Our future perfection in body, soul, and spirit; The duties of angels, in heaven and on earth; How believers can participate with heaven today. Since the place to which we ultimately journey should be of great concern and interest to us, we must find out all we can about the blessed Land of Promise. Yet heaven is more than something to be experienced after we die. As Baker affirms in this book, the miraculous power of God and the ministry of angels are available to every believer today.
H. A. Baker (1881-1971) and his wife were missionaries to Tibet from 1911 to 1919 before returning to their home in America for several years, believing their missionary days were over due to sickness. But God soon called them to China, to the southwest corner of the Yunnan province. There they settled in a little town called Kotchiu that was home to brigand robbers and said to be the worst town in all of China. In the midst of sinful surroundings, the Bakers let God's light shine. The Bakers soon became conscious of the many beggar boys who were starving and dying in the streets. They decided to open the Adullam Home, providing a shelter for these poor homeless children. There were forty boys in the home when a great miracle took place and God poured out His Spirit, revealing the secrets of heaven, hell, and spiritual beings to the orphans. H. A. Baker wrote of these events in his classic book Visions Beyond the Veil.