What Is the Afterlife Really Like? Find Out In EWTN’s Mini-Series ‘A Travel Guide to Heaven’


Irondale, AL (EWTN) – Are you and your family just a little curious about what heaven might really be like? Are you having a hard time dealing with your own mortality or getting over the loss of a family member? Then grab your loved ones and settle in to watch EWTN’s new six-part mini-series, “A Travel Guide to Heaven,” which is based on Host Anthony DeStefano’s bestselling book of the same name.

Each of the six 30-minute episodes, which air 6:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Saturday, Nov. 9-14 on EWTN, was filmed on location in Rome, Assisi, Florence, Venice, the Amalfi Coast, Rome’s hill towns, and New York. In other words, the visuals are as fun and uplifting as the subject – and a great conversation starter!

“My goal in writing “A Travel Guide to Heaven” was to create something that seemed lighthearted and playful, but did not in any way compromise orthodox Catholic theology or water down the Bible,” says DeStefano. “To me, a book on Heaven shouldn’t ever languish on some dusty shelf in the back of a seminary library. To me, since everyone should want to go to Heaven, everyone should want to read about it. And when they read about it, they should want to smile.”

The mini-series, like the book, answers many important questions, such as: Where is heaven? What is it like? What will we do? Will we be able to have meaningful relationships with our fellow travelers? What will they be like? Do all dogs go to heaven? What is the best thing about heaven?

In addition to being uplifting, the series will be especially consoling to those who are facing their own death or that of a loved one, as is evident from the many testimonials on www.travelguidetoheaven.com. Said one reader: “I just suffered a loss in my family. I purchased the book and couldn’t put it down. I’ve always believed in Heaven, but it just seemed like some far-away place [where] you just worshipped all the time. You brought Heaven right down to earth and made me really want to go there. It has changed how I view the earth now. I’m noticing my surroundings a lot more. I’m telling everyone they need to read this book.”

So tune in to this series, which is certain to become as beloved as this classic book

In a hurry? This book, as well as “A Travel Guide to Heaven for Kids,” is available now from EWTN Religious Catalogue, http://bit.ly/1MF6tvt, while the series is expected to be available shortly after it airs, www.ewtnrc.com.

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 34th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 networks broadcast the Gospel message in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 258 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. Properties include direct broadcast satellite television and radio services; AM & FM radio networks transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and almost 500 Catholic domestic and international radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio station; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and two global wire services; as well as a publishing arm.