Is heaven real? Cultures and faiths since time immemorial believe so, though their concepts of paradise are as diverse as life itself.
Lisa Miller, award-winning religion writer, delves into these ideas in her new book, Visions of Heaven: A Journey Through the Afterlife, published by TIME. It investigates the notion of heaven from the ancient world to modern accounts of near-death experiences with visits to paradise.
Here are some of our favorite quotes about heaven, inspired by the words above: