Presentation of the Greek edition Heaven is Real, but so is Hell
Cyprus, April 11, 2018
“and Cyprus will grow in My Name and the wind will carry My Words far and wide;”
(TLIG Messages, December 27, 2011)
After the successful presentations at Ianos bookstore in Athens and Karavaki bookstore in Rhodes, it was Cyprus’s turn to invite Vassula to present her exciting autobiography Heaven is Real, but so is Hell. Hence, on April 9th we flew from Rhodes to Athens, remained in transit for two hours, and then continued on to Cyprus.
The True Life in God friends who had organized the presentation welcomed us at the Larnaca airport with eager joy and accompanied us to Mrs. Ninetta Ekman's house, who would host us. By God’s grace, the public radio station CyBC 1st Programme opened its doors to Vassula the following day for an interview on the show Voice of the Maronites, which broadcasts every Friday in Cyprus and on LGR (London Greek Radio). The host was Mr. Akis Hadjiosif, who had previously interviewed Vassula for the LGR while she was in England in 1995 to give her testimony to a Benedictine monastery.
The interview lasted an hour. Mr. Hadjiosif and Vassula discussed her new book and her mission. They talked about repentance, love, and the unification of the dates of Easter; he raised questions about religious issues which he knew his listeners would be interested in hearing.
Mr. Hadjiosif Interviews Vassula
The book's presentation was due to take place at the Journalists’ House in Nicosia at 7:00 p.m. the following day, April 11th.
At the entrance to the presentation hall, Heaven is Real, but so is Hell was beautifully displayed in two languages: Greek and English. Those who entered, most of the passers-by who found out about the presentation and the book from Facebook, had the opportunity to look through the book.
The Books at the Entrance of the Hall
Ms. Noni Hajiosif Introduces Vassula
At the beginning of the presentation, Ms. Noni Hadjiosif prefaced the event and introduced Vassula to the audience. She told them that Mrs. Vassula Rydén's autobiography entitled Heaven is Real, but so is Hell is the story of Mrs. Rydén's amazing journey and her conversations with God. It is a book that will awaken everyone who seeks the truth and a way through the troubled world of today.
Then, Vassula addressed the audience. After thanking everyone for coming, Vassula said that she decided to write this book so as to make it easier for people to understand how God works. She wanted to impart God’s purpose for approaching and talking to her. This correspondence with God is the spiritual journey she tried to describe in her book. She said that this year marks 33 years since she started this journey with Christ. Overall, her message is that what really matters in this life is to go to heaven. Heaven is our destination, our real home.
Presentation of HIR Book
During the presentation of the book – about 80 people were present
She added by saying that God created us for the glory to live with Him. He could have made us like machines or robots, but He instead made us free to be able to choose love. Everything we think and do is a manifestation of how we choose to use our freedom. The Lord says in the True Life in God messages that on the Day of Judgment, God will judge us all by the measure of the love we offered on earth; we should never forget this. All the other virtues are born of love. Without love we have nothing. Let us love God and our neighbor. The meaning of our life, then, is to love God and to exist with Him forever.
At the end of her talk, Vassula shared one of the messages that our Creator gave us. She did not read it only in Greek, but also in English because the audience included a gentleman who spoke only English:
“- in the morning sow your seed of love;
- at noon sow your seed of peace;
- in the evening sow your seed of reconciliation;
then go and collect your harvest and offer it to Me, your Father in Heaven, and I will tell you:
‘in your graciousness, My child, you have obtained your reward in heaven;’ from above I call to you all:
‘come! come and make peace with Me, your God and you will have My Blessings; return to Me and you will live forever;”
(TLIG Messages, June 18, 1994)
After the presentation, several people (the audience was comprised of about 80 people) asked Vassula questions; she readily answered them. The resonance of Vassula’s speech within their hearts revealed their desire to read the Lord’s modern-day messages by not only purchasing the autobiography Heaven is Real, but so is Hell, but also the One Book of True Life in God which contains a compilation of all the messages. Several people even submitted their contact information for additional notifications.
Furthermore, some people from the audience testified that as she was talking they saw Jesus Christ’s blue eyes on Vassula’s face, instead of Vassula’s brown eyes. Among them, Sophia, deeply moved, saw Vassula’s eyes as blue, as did Myroula. Additionally, Ms. Eleni Lambrou saw Vassula with blue eyes and a longer face. In reply to this phenomenon, while showing Ms. Lambrou a picture of Jesus, Vassula confirmed, “This is how I see Him.”
Another lady testified that when Vassula was speaking, she smelled of a fine fragrance of rose, and another said that when she was listening to Vassula she felt that someone was caressing her head. Moreover, another lady, Mrs. Marina, said that as Vassula began to recount and describe her book, she felt a very nice positive energy; and while sitting in her chair she wanted to move as if she could not sit in one place.
As an explanation to these phenomena, which often occur at Vassula’s meetings and at the presentations of her books, Jesus Christ said in a message given in 1993:
"I shall manifest Myself in this manner too so that the islands, the mountains and every plain may believe that you are sent by the Most High and that I Am is the Author of 'True Life in God' and that you are My mouthpiece and therefore what I have told you is what you speak;”
(TLIG Messages, September 30, 1993)
And Vassula explains: “Many times, Jesus or our Blessed Mother effaces me and their image appears to people, instead of mine.
Before the presentation, Vassula signs her book for a family that came from Limassol
In conclusion, after the presentation, several people’s spiritual thirst led them to surround Vassula and ask her further questions. They wanted to benefit from her presence and listen to more from the writer's own mouth. She was happy to answer their questions for about a half-hour.
With such a lively presence of our Lord, the whole event of the presentation of Vassula's autobiography Heaven is Real, but so is Hell was completed in Cyprus.
Vassula talks to several people from the audience after signing their books
Vassula signs one of her books
We sincerely thank the Journalists' House in Nicosia who hosted as well as the True Live in God friends in Cyprus: Noni Hadjiosif, Ninetta Ekman, Inga Ekman and Maria Dimitriou for providing its organization and success.
Along with Vassula, we proclaim:
"I thank You, I thank You and praise You for Your marvels You are literally showering us with. My heart rejoices and exults Your Holy Name, . . . "
(TLIG Messages, April 28, 1989)
In Christ’s love,