Marcus Bach stated that books are often referred to as brain children, and rightly so. Notunlike the children of one's flesh and blood, these creative siblings, born by choice or chance are destined to have lives of their own. Their experiences in the world comparefavorably to those of any other seminal offering. All of the human emotions are theirs. Andno doubt their secret fear is that they may someday be permanently shelved and forgotten.Unlike other books, I believe that the Holy Spirit has brought this writing into being for timeand eternity. The experiences and the message are of utmost importance to the body of Christ. I believe that God's anointing will rest upon this book and minister to every personwho reads these contents.
This work is dedicated to the glory of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit,Without Whom this book would not be possible.
I recognize that without the supernatural power of the Lord Jesus Christ, this book nor anyother which proposes to deal with the afterlife could be written. Jesus alone holds the keysto hell and has paid the price for our entrance to heaven.I found that writing this book was a long, lonely, demanding experience. In fact, the bookhas waited several years to be revealed. The revelations from the Lord came to me in 1976.It took eight months to put it on paper. The writing of the manuscript itself covered a periodof several years and putting the Scripture references in step-by-step order took another year. Finalizing the book took the best part of the winter of 1982 and the year 1983. Inaddition, for a period of thirty nights, Jesus took me into hell, followed by ten nights of visitsto heaven.I see now that the Lord was preparing me to write this book when even as a child I haddream about God. After I was born again, I had a very strong love for the lost and wanted tosee souls saved.Later the Lord appeared to me in 1976 and told me that I was chosen for a specialassignment, He said, "My child, I will manifest myself to you to bring people out of darknessinto light. For the Lord God has chosen you for a purpose; to write and make a record of thethings I will show and tell you."I am going to reveal unto you the reality of hell, that many may be saved, many will repentof their evil ways before it is too late."Your soul will be taken out of your body, by me, the Lord Jesus Christ, and transmitted intohell and other places that I want you to see. I will also show you visions of heaven andother places and give you many revelations."Mary Kathryn Baxter