heaven30,000 feet in the air, I felt a little closer to heaven.

On a recent flight, I curled up (as best as I could in seat 27C) and began reading the 10th Anniversary Edition of 90 Minutes in Heaven.

I’m not sure why it took me so long to pick up this unforgettable read.  It’s sold a few copies…as in over 6 million in forty-six languages!  Now new readers like myself have another chance to read this amazing story in the special 10th Anniversary Edition which includes an update from the author Don Piper and stories of encouragement from various readers.

Don PiperThen, talk about amazing timing and God’s “coincidence,” guess who I met at a breakfast for people who work in publishing?  Not only THE Don Piper, but also his wife Eva and Cecil Murphy who wrote the book with Piper.

It’s an incredible story worth reading!

On January 18, 1989, Don Piper died.  Literally died.  Paramedics found no pulse and declared him dead.  Don went straight to heaven.  His book tells the glorious account of heaven as a real place and then of his strange return back to earth.

Back to a broken body.  Back to a new normal of constant physical pain.  Back to endless surgeries and complications.

Get ready to shed some tears as Don shares his astonishing journey.  You will emerge as a reader as a more hopeful person.  Yet I discovered three important DON’Ts as I was reading:

Don’t discount the power of prayer.

Don’t believe that miracles don’t happen anymore.

Don’t think this earth is all there is.

I wholeheartedly recommend this book.  Whether you are a Christian or not, whether you are in pain or not, you will be better for reading Don’s story.  90 Minutes in Heaven gives you a glimpse of heaven that will bring comfort to your soul.  It will also comfort you in the here and now as Don Piper is able to readily relate to anyone who has experienced great pain in life.

As Piper quotes in his book,

Heaven is a prepared place for prepared people. – Dwight L. Moody

Arlene Pellicane

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