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5.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't put it down!, October 10, 2004
This review is from: 90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life (Paperback)
Written in straight-forward, simple style without a lot of "religionese," Don Piper has told the story of his devastating accident, his brief time in heaven and his return to a life full of pain and questions. I read it cover-to-cover in two hours and then loaned out my copy. I would recommend this book to just about anybody -- to those with questions about faith, questions about prayer, questions about life and death and pain which we all face to some extent.

His descriptions of heaven are human ones -- simple, not overly poetic or grandiose, just those of someone who experienced the indescribable and then tried to describe it. I loved the descriptions of the incredible heavenly music and I get the feeling that vast choirs and heightened senses await us there. And despite the incredible experience, Piper found it too personal, too private, and too intimate to share with anyone for over a year after his accident. I'm so glad he found the courage to do so.

I also love the honesty with which he describes his pain and depression and the inevitable questions that we must face when we have close encounters with the Almighty. The God we meet is often not the one we expected, and while we can't understand why God does what he does, we can no longer deny this God we don't understand. And while we hold these two things together, our lives are changed and grace is showered down amid the ruins of what we thought was important to us.

A simply-told story of the greatest mystery of all -- you HAVE to read this book!!
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Initial post: Feb 14, 2008 6:18:29 AM PST
P. Hamilton says:
i was in awe over this review and i am going to order the book.

Posted on Jul 11, 2008 9:51:03 PM PDT
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Posted on Oct 10, 2009 8:51:45 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 10, 2009 8:56:09 PM PDT
Barron Crist says:
I read the book and thought the author focused too much on himself after his accident. Granted the suffering he went through was extremely painful not only physically but mentally as well, but the part about his visit to Heaven is very brief and just not very convincing.

Posted on Oct 28, 2009 4:56:22 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2010 12:30:35 PM PST
Just finished the book and after awhile felt the Heaven angle was a good gimmick to use in order to get on the talk show circuit.
The positive about the book: it made you thankful.
But re: Heaven...we all have had dreams just like the description

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