Rebecca was born in 1832, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the daughter of a Methodist clergyman; she graduated from the Wesleyan Female College in 1850, and Methodist Christianity remained her spiritual home. In 1859, two years before the Civil War, she married William Springer, who went on to become a lawyer and member of the Illinois General Assembly. They had one son, also called William, but Rebecca's health was never good; she was described by one person as 'feeble'. In 1868 the couple went on a two-year European tour to improve her health, but it remained poor until her death. It was amidst ill health that her classic work was born.
Intra Muros ('Between the Walls'), or My Dream of Heaven, was written in 1898. It was a vision given to her during severe illness, and she was unconscious for some days as she received the vision - which in the telling, covers a period of years. On reflection, she came to understand the short book as a series of basic truths about heaven, offering readers both confidence that God had prepared a place for them and that awaiting them there was a wonderful reunion with loved ones who had gone before.
Springer did not bestow the status of 'prophecy' on her work; but rather intended it as comfort. As she said, she wrote the book with 'the hope that it may comfort and uplift some who read, even as it did, and as its memory will ever do, for me. I submit the imperfect sketch of a most perfect vision.'
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By Ms. Lynn Martin on 10-05-10
Loved this book from beginning to end the only bad thing about this book is it ended. Wanted it to go on and on. Wished I was there, a very discriptive book, and very interesting. Could be life changing if I didn't already believe in the after life. Will listen to it again and again.
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By Pamela Peppley on 18-04-18
Wonderful! Gives us a more of what Gods plan is!
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes. It gives us more of an encompassing knowing of Gods plan love and for us here on earth. It matters what we do on earth. It will affect heaven. If anyone has had a loved one move to heaven too early, this book is for you!
What other book might you compare Intra Muros to and why?
7 Lessons from Heaven - Dr. Mary Neal. I would basically say the same thing...It gives us a picture, a culture of what heaven will be like. It is a must read!
What does Christina Greatrex bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Inflection in her voice.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
All of it moved me!
Any additional comments?
It should be read by all!
By HomeIsARetreat Mom on 27-03-18
Stunning, full of hope
Love her vision of heaven. Occasionally we doubt..... yet now I know for sure! Be encouraged if you’ve had to say goodbye to a loved one, or are thinking about eternity!