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90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death…

90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life {memoir} (1996)

by Don Piper, Cecil Murphey

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After colliding with a semi-truck, Don Piper died and went to heaven. Ninety minutes later he returned to life on earth. After years of silence, he is now sharing his life-changing story.
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As he is driving home from a minister's conference, Baptist minister Don Piper collides with a semi-truck that crosses into his lane. He is pronounced dead at the scene. For the next 90 minutes, Piper experiences heaven where he is greeted by those who had influenced him spiritually.
  gccl | Jul 1, 2019 |
I'm a bit torn between how many stars to give this book.

I read it in just a small handful of days, and indeed did find it interesting. I feel the title was a bit of a misnomer, as only a handful of chapters actually described [a:Don Piper|39054|Don Piper|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1311481906p2/39054.jpg]'s experience in heaven. The bulk of the book was focused upon the injuries sustained during the accident that killed him, and how it affected the rest of his life. So, as I said, the title was a bit of a misnomer. Nevertheless, the time he spent dead and in heaven did severely affect how his life went from then on.

This book was pleasant, and indeed inspirational. Regardless of how one feels about the religious aspects of it [a:Don Piper|39054|Don Piper|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1311481906p2/39054.jpg] is an inspirational man, someone who truly practices what he preached. While he acknowledges his faults, the time he spent talking to those who had the same treatments he did (to regrow the missing bones in their legs. Seriously, did you know we can do that?) was huge. It means a lot, to have a mentor who has been through what you have.

All in all, I'd look at this as a book similar to [b:Jonathan Livingston Seagull|71728|Jonathan Livingston Seagull|Richard Bach|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348941691s/71728.jpg|1743336], a short, inspirational read that would be well suited for holiday or time at the beach. Not a great book, but certainly a good one. Also, by no means a bad read at all. Gives you something to think about, and another small reminder to do what good you can each and every day. ( )
  Lepophagus | Jun 14, 2018 |
Real life story of a man's debilitating accident and his excruciatingly painful
journey to recovery. What those 90 minutes in Heaven meant to him.
  lauriehill | Jun 6, 2018 |
Very inspiring, moving, vivid, rich description of the authors experience of dying, going to heaven and then returning to a long painful recovery in hospital and his subsequent personal journey as the Lord has used him to share his experience with us and bringing numerous persons to faith in Jesus.

If you are a sceptic looking for proof you will probably be disappointed as near death experiences are personal and subjective by character anyway. Read it with an open mind and take from it what you will.

It makes me curious to know how consistent near death accounts are compared with common conceptions. ( )
  dannyp777 | Aug 8, 2017 |
From Amazon:
In the ten years since 90 Minutes in Heaven was published, millions of people worldwide have read the incredible true story of Don Piper's experience with death and life--and in reading they have found their own lives changed.

After a semi-truck collided with Don Piper's car, he was pronounced dead at the scene. For the next ninety minutes, he experienced the glories of heaven. Back on earth, a passing minister felt led to stop and pray for the accident victim even though he was told Piper was dead. Miraculously, Piper came back to life, and the pleasure of heaven was replaced by a long and painful recovery.

With a personal update from Don on the impact the book has had on him, his family, and the millions who have heard his story, even those who have read the original book will want to be part of the continuing story of 90 Minutes in Heaven with this new edition. Also includes a note from the publisher, stories from readers, favorite Scriptures and quotations on heaven from Don Piper, and a photo insert.
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  St-Johns-Episcopal | Jul 16, 2017 |
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I died on January 18, 1989.
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Please distinguish among:
  • this Work, Don Piper's original memoir, 90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life (co-authored with Cecil Murphey; 1996)
  • Don Piper's video curriculum based on that memoir, 90 Minutes in Heaven: See Life's Troubles in a Whole New Light (2011), and
  • Michael Polish's feature film adaptation, 90 Minutes in Heaven (starring Hayden Christensen & Kate Bosworth; 2015).
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