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Getting to Heaven: Departing Instructions for Your Life Now Hardcover – March 1, 2011
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“Don Piper is a master communicator and this book is a must-read for anyone who wants a future that is brighter than this world.”—Carol Kent, speaker and author of Between a Rock and a Grace Place
“Because of his journey, Don has a unique ability to give wonderful insight into the last words of Jesus to His disciples. Read this book and you’ll get excited about your ultimate destination as well as the journey.”—Dr. Curt Dodd, senior pastor, Westside Church, Omaha, Nebraska
“Practical earthly motivation to prepare for your heavenly destination!”—Dr. Jay Wolf, senior pastor, First Baptist Church of Montgomery, Alabama
“The book you now hold in your hands is a how-to manual for every living human being. We arrive in this world with no instructional guidance but that is now corrected with this departure manual. See you at the gate.”—Dr. Samuel R. Chand, leadership architect, change strategist, and author of Futuring
About the Author
Cecil Murphey is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller 90 Minutes in Heaven, Heaven Is Real, and Daily Devotions Inspired by 90 Minutes in Heaven. He has written or cowritten more than 135 books, both fiction and nonfiction, including Gifted Hands, I Choose to Stay: A Black Teacher Refuses to Desert the Inner City, and its follow-up, The Immortality of Influence. He holds an MA in education from Atlanta University and a Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary.
Top Customer Reviews
In the authors' distinctive, honest, but not in-your-face-religion style of writing, this book tries to point out the path of preparedness for Heaven. There is enough scripture to validate issues but it is not a Bible study. It's more. Not a devotional--more. Not a fictional story--but the more is truth from numerous antidotes of both authors, stories of others discovered through their ministries and lives, and gospel stories. Experiences are used to teach. The more comprising this book provides inspiration as well as discipleship.
Use "Getting to Heaven" as a study rather than an evangelistic tool. It's for believers who struggle or question. Its 29 quick chapters could easily serve as a daily devotion over a month's period. All chapters end with questions and thought provoking departing instructions. Try reading chapter 29 first and again after reading all the chapters.
"Nobody wanders into Heaven," says the book, as it gives suggestions on how to trust God in chaos prior to getting to Heaven. It suggests that all earthly life is a second chance to get ready.Read more ›
Surely there are better ambassadors with better advice for getting into heaven.
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I read to a 94 year old friend who have problems with sight and hearing. This is the third Don Piper book and we read Eva Piper's book also. Read morePublished 18 months ago by D. Adams
I would recommend all of pipers books to those that are in doubt and those that have been dealing with tragedy. Make your reservation before it's to late. Read morePublished on July 14, 2014 by pray
The book was a gift for my mother in law. She liked the book so much I purchased all of themPublished on January 3, 2014 by Allison Moore