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an astounding experience,
This review is from: 90 Minutes in Heaven (Paperback)
An easy to read book that recounts an intense and unique amazing personal spiritual experience. That's a lot of adjectives! I read this because I know people who have had visions of heaven, The LORD, saints passing to glory and a whole range of experiences. But nobody who ever died, went to heaven and returned.
Don Piper's tale is, well, I am running out of superlatives! You need to read this to get a real feel for what he recounts happened to him. Of course, this is not proof for heaven or an afterlife, for that you'd need someone to die, be dead for several days, then come back, and I can only think of two people in history who are named as having done this.
But, it is a most honest tale. And the account of how he 'survived' an horrific crash and was left dead only to come back after someone praying intensely over him, is mesmerising. If that is the right word!
If you are looking for a Hollywood ending where everything turns out perfect, then forget it. Yes he survives but, yes also, he is a man who remains pained by his body-crunching experience. Like St Paul he has to live with the reminder of his frailty. This part of the book might disappoint those seeking a lived-happilly-ever-after ending, but this would be to forget that it is an account of his death that is miraculous, not his life. That is more for us and like us.
So, astounding tale honestly told, but be prepared that his returned life is a difficult one or the latter part of the book becomes harder to read, unless you recognise yourself in the latter personal accounts. I do.
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Initial post: 19 May 2013 19:13:15 BDT
Greg Stelley says:
Dr John N Sutherland: Those chapters after the accident were some heavy sledding, alright. If it was me, I'd have kept circling around to heaven in my dreams, or daydreams, at least, throughout the entire book. You know he must flash hourly on his experience. It could've been a much better read, but at least he got his miraculous story out. Too few stories like this ever see the light of day. They come with FIERCE demonic opposition. I read of how angry Don Piper was after the accident, and how his family suffered. I don't doubt it. I'm an author with a miraculous story to tell which took years to finish and I was angry when I wasn't in the midst of the writing process. You obviously have a soft heart for inspirational and miraculous stories about God's power and love for us. "90 Minutes in Heaven" is such a powerful testimony that Don Piper wrote it down for us knowing full well that spiritual slings and arrows would surely come his way. He didn't care. God gave him a job to do and he was determined to do it, or die trying. That's what happens when you know, without a doubt, the reason you were placed on this earth and the job you're here to do. I know that feeling...
May I share the story I'm quite certain will surprise and amaze you? I don't have another true narrative about visiting heaven, but would a modern-day, biblical-sized miracle interest you? One full of the tangible, physical evidence everyone seems to crave to verify the impossible? My supernatural encounter with God took place almost ten years ago during the last week of October 2003. That was the week that San Diego County burned down through the middle (427 square miles of it) during a terrible firestorm (the Cedar Fire if you want to Google it).
I'm sure that you, like me, have had moments in life that you recognized as a brush with the eternal God. For me, it is usually an instantaneous answer to a small and specific prayer. I've had many miracles of that size in my life. The smallest of them required opening my spiritual eyes to see and understand the miracle, but what about a biblical-sized miracle? Are those possible nowadays? Were they EVER possible? Wouldn't it be great if there was a 'Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the fiery furnace type of miraculous event we could read about that happened in contemporary times? Say, during a terrible wildfire? What if God showed up and did what we all agree was simply the impossible? Would that strengthen your belief? And what if there were actual photographs to document the miracles? That type of titanic physical miracle would be obvious even to our PHYSICAL eyes, right? Wouldn't that be a great story to read? I have the novel-length true story that does exactly that... "GOD INSIDE THE FIRE: An Amazing True Story." It's a supernatural thriller told from the LIGHT side, not the dark side of the spiritual realm. Not a day goes by (not an hour actually) without me reflecting on what my family was witness to during and after a terrible firestorm here in San Diego in October 2003. It's a story packed full of drama, suspense, life, death, belief, disbelief, and then there's the colossal manifestation of God's presence and the miracles left in His wake... People around the world are being blessed by this impossible narrative in the same way it will bless you, should you decide to read it. Give it a look on Amazon, will you? GOD INSIDE THE FIRE: An Amazing True Story
- All the best, Greg Stelley.
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