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2.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing with a misleading title, 4 Oct. 2011
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This review is from: 90 Minutes in Heaven (Paperback)
A friend had read this book and recommended it to me, so I bought it. I found what was written about his experiences in heaven to be most interesting, but that didn't even take up as much as a third of the book! The author, who went through horrendous pain and agony for a long time, spent more time complaining about his injuries! This sounds callous of me, but he did go on and on and on about the pain. It was a very disappointing read for me, and for my friend who also borrowed the book - we both felt the same. I ended up skimming through the last half of the book - in the hope that I might read something more about heaven, but no, the pages at the start, well that was it. A bit of a let down. The title should have been "A little bit of heaven and a lot of pain"
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Initial post: 19 May 2013 19:00:31 BDT
Greg Stelley says:
Flojo: 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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