At no time in life do we come so close to the infinite as at birth and at death. With birth, we enter mortality and with death, we leave it. However, since none of us has died, going to the next life remains an unfamiliar and unknown experience. Exactly what happens when we die? We know our spirits will live on and go to the spirit world, but what is it like there? How will our spirit bodies be different than our physical bodies? What do people do in the spirit world? Will we be reunited with our departed loved ones? The answers to these and other questions are best answered by those who have actually visited the spirit world and are found in this book.
To the world, dying is a mystery, but because of the restored gospel, we know that after our physical bodies are laid to rest in the earth, we will return to our Father's presence. Job asked, "If a man die, shall he live again?" (Job 14:14). Jesus Christ answered, "Because I live, ye shall live also." (John 14:19). When the Savior came to earth, died, and rose again, He opened the doors of salvation to all mankind, breaking the bands of death so that we might live.