From Publishers Weekly
Piper, well-known for his Christian bestseller 90 Minutes in Heaven
, with over 1.4 million copies in print, takes his dramatic story one step further by describing the lessons he's learned since he died on a bridge in Texas in 1989. Piper didn't stay dead, but instead returned from the gates of heaven a changed man. I left the bridge different than I had been when I started across, he says. Piper uses the bridge metaphor throughout, describing his salvation as the first bridge he crossed, then the traversal of another bridge to a new normal after accepting that his life was forever altered. Other journeys discussed include the bridge to compassion and the final bridge to heaven (for good this time). Undergirded with e-mails and letters from people who have read his book or heard him speak, Piper also leans heavily on the example of the Apostle Paul and the New Testament book of Philippians. Although the messages can be repetitive and the writing uninspired, Piper's story is astounding and his life lessons are real: focus on the eternal, find the humor, accept help, give thanks and just hold on. (Aug. 7)
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"Piper's story is astounding and his life lessons are real."
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"Piper's story is astounding and his life lessons are real: focus on the eternal, find the humor, accept help, give thanks and just hold on."
"As you read Heaven Is Real, you will discover that you don't need to go to Heaven to learn these lessons, you simply need to listen to a man who has."
-Dr. Kevin M. Brennan, Senior Pastor, Evangel Church, Scotch Plains, New Jersey
"This book will lift your eyes from the trials and troubles of this life and warm your heart as you realize that everything you do here on Earth can make a difference for eternity."
-Gregg Harris, President, Far East Broadcasting Company
"In this book, Don tells the story-more than life overcoming death, more than stories of faith and fear-but the story of faith and love and hope and grace of Christ...Be prepared to be blessed!"
-Ron Hill, Senior Pastor, The Fellowship of San Antonio