Saturday, August 30, 2014

90 Minutes in Heaven: A Book Review

About The Book:

In the ten years since 90 Minutes in Heaven was first published, millions of people worldwide have read the incredible true story of Don Piper's experience with death and life--and in reading have found their own lives changed.

Now you can experience the continuing story of 90 Minutes in Heaven with this special anniversary edition. Along with the story of his accident, death, return to life, and painful recovery, Don offers personal reflections on the impact the book has had on him, his family, and the millions who have heard his story. Also included are true stories from readers about the effect 90 Minutes in Heavenhas had on their lives, favorite Scriptures and quotations on heaven from Don, a photo insert, and a publisher's note on the book that started the heaven publishing phenomenon.
Discover for yourself the book that everyone has been talking about--and watch your life change for the better.

You can read an excerpt of 90 Minutes in Heave here, in PDF format

You can use this study guide for a great resource for small group and individual reflection (pdf format)

About The Authors:

Don Piper is a New York Times bestselling author and has been an ordained minister since 1985. He has appeared on TodayThe 700 Club, James Robison's Life Today, and many other television and radio programs, and teaches across the United States and around the world. He and his wife, Eva, live in Texas. Learn more at

Cecil Murphey has written or cowritten more than one hundred books, including Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story. Cecil can be contacted at

My Review:

To be perfectly honest, I have been genuinely skeptical of the "gone to heaven and come back" books that seem to have drowned the book market in recent years. I have only read a few of them, and one I completely did not enjoy at all and the others, while good to read, I remained just as skeptical after reading. Then I had the opportunity to read 90 Minutes In Heaven.

From the start it was clear this book was different than others I have read that documents trips to Heaven. This book chronicles Piper's life both before and after that fateful day he died and came back to life. I loved the honesty and rawness with which Piper and Murphey write. The writing flowed nicely, while slow at time, the authors were authentic, without feeling fake. It was more about the impact of death on us left behind, then his actual visit to Heaven. I really appreciated how encouraging and impacting this book was. I also very much loved the very last part of the book that included the authors favorite Bible verses and quotations. These are wonderful for not only encouraging oneself during difficult times of losing a loved one but also to give to someone else. 

If you have lost a loved one or know someone who has, this is the ideal book to read.

I highly recommend this book and give it a thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase 90 Minutes In Heaven at your favorite Christian book retailer from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Revell Reads Blogging Program and Baker Publishing Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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