I Shook Hands With Death

Mike Robertson

Meet the Author

 Mike Robertson serves as lead pastor of Visalia First in Visalia, California, a thriving congregation in the heart of the “fruit basket” of the Golden State. Prior to coming to Visalia, Mike and his wife, Karen, planted and pastored Family Fellowship Church in Oceanside, CA, and most recently, Mike was the Vice President of University Advancement at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, TX. Having earned his BA from SAGU, Mike went on to earn his M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is pursuing his D.Min. at Fuller Theological Seminary.




What It’s Like to Die—from Someone Who Did.

Why are we afraid of dying? Where does death lead? Is there an afterlife? I Shook Hands with Death offers the answers as Pastor Mike Robertson shares his heartfelt account of dying at 19 in an east Texas lake, seeing his lifeless body, and then suddenly being brought back to life. Robertson’s encounter with death— a near death experience (NDE)—is a candid conversation with the reader about death, the supernatural world, God’s love, our identity, the use of time, and how our priorities should be shaped by the deeper reality of God’s Kingdom and presence.
I Shook Hands with Death is a comforting read about uncomfortable realities—living and dying with purpose—in a physical world woven with the supernatural. Easy-to-read, and conversational in tone, Robertson goes to great lengths to help everyone see the supernatural presence of God in transforming the most stubborn of hearts

Product Details

ISBN // 978-1-78078-110-5 (paperback)
             978-1-78078-210-2 (eBook)

PRICE // $14.99


PAGES // 192 pp

FORMAT // 6" x 9" PB

SUBJECT // Religion/Christian Life/Inspirational
                     (REL 012 040)            


SHIP DATE // August 26, 2013

IN_STORE // September 24, 2013

Key Points


Target Audience

I Shook Hands with Death is written for everyone 13 and up, and is for anyone curious about the process of death, and what happens right after we die. Even more, Robertson weeds out the myths about death, and uses biblical models to point the reader toward the path to heaven. It can also be used as an evangelism tool, especially for teenagers.
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