As he is driving home from a minister's conference, Baptist minister Don Piper collides with a semi-truck that crosses into his lane. He is pronounced dead at the scene. For the next 90 minutes, Piper experiences heaven, where he is greeted by those who had influenced ... Read More
Meanwhile, a passing minister who had also been at the conference is led to pray for Don even though he knows the man is dead. Piper miraculously comes back to life and the bliss of heaven is replaced by a long and painful recovery.
90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death & Life shares what Don Piper experienced in heaven, and follows him through his physical recovery back on Earth.
Page Count: 208
Dimensions: 8.6" (L) X 5.7" (W)
- Product type: Book
- Format: Hardcover
- Release Date: Aug 1, 2007
- UPC: 9780800719050
- Height: 0.73
- Width: 5.92
- Length: 8.74
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 205
- Publish Date: Sep 1, 2007
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL501000 , BIO018000 , OCC034000"
- ISBN: 0800719050
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- Life after life ... by Susan on 3/25/2015
Imagine you were in a car crash so severe that medics on the scene determined that you were dead when they could find no pulse. You are trapped in your mangled car, until, for some unknown reason, someone comes upon the scene and feels led to come over to the wreckage and pray for you. Even though he's told that you're dead. Sure enough -- the man praying soon began yelling at the EMT's, "This guy is alive!" And he was -- then.
"90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life" is Don Piper's tale of this accident, his trip to heaven, and his lengthy recovery period which followed.
Piper tells about his accident, then his time in heaven, which is unfortunately brief. That tends to be the problem with most books of this type. The time in heaven isn't too long, because let's face it -- if it were longer, chances are the person wouldn't have come back to earth. But what Piper does see is no doubt good: he's greeted at the gate by a huge horde of people. He recognizes many as those who've died before him. They all look quite happy and healthy, and all of them -- even those he didn't know -- are so happy to see him. There's only joy; no sadness at people left behind or anything like that. He hears music which can only be described as "heavenly." It is so beautiful. He hears hymns he grew up with, but notices that they all focus on happy themes and praises. None are about Jesus' death and crucifixion, for instance.
Then, Piper is inevitably brought back to earth. His recovery comprises most of the book, and that isn't too pleasant. He spent months in the hospital, endured dozens of surgeries, depression, and well, the whole period was just a downer. But years later, he wrote his story with the help of Cec Murphey. It began affecting many people, and in the opening of the book, Piper talks about all the countries he's traveled to to tell his story. Really, the impact it has had has been unbelievable.
I recommend the book. It's a good reminder to us Christians that earth isn't our final destination. And it's a good nudge to non-believers that we'd all do well to consider that earth isn't an ultimate home to any of us.
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