Item description for Heaven Is Real: Lessons on Earthly Joy--From the Man Who Spent 90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper & Cecil Murphey...
Overview The best-selling author of 90 Minutes in Heaven draws on his own near-death experiences--following a car accident that claimed his life until he came back after a preacher prayed over him--to describe the reality of heaven and to explain how, by relying on God's love, readers can transform life challenges into blessings. Simultaneous.
Publishers Description In "Heaven Is Real," Don Piper shares not only how to survive life's inevitable changes, but also how to grow in God's grace in the midst of our pain. Read by Don Piper
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Studio: Penguin Audio
Running Time: 420.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.8" Width: 5.34" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.37 lbs.
Release Date Aug 2, 2007
Publisher Penguin Group USA
ISBN 0143142704 ISBN13 9780143142706
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More About Don Piper & Cecil Murphey
Don Piper is the New York Times bestselling coauthor of 90 Minutes in Heaven, Heaven Is Real, and Daily Devotions Inspired by 90 Minutes in Heaven. An ordained Baptist minister for over a quarter of a century, he is a full-time pastor, an internationally recognized evangelist and conference and retreat leader, and is known around the world as The Minister of Hope. 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."
Don Piper currently resides in the state of Washington. Don Piper was born in 1950.
Reviews - What do customers think about Heaven Is Real?
Excellent book to share about Heaven and life on Earth till then May 16, 2010
My husband recently died so I'm really interested in what he is doing in Heaven and what I need to do till my time to go there....this book helped me a great deal with both issues.
Outstanding True Story -excellantly written May 16, 2010
Heaven Is Real, is a captivating true story that provides insight into the greatest question of life - what happens next. I have purchased numerous copies for friends and others who need to know the truth.
A must read for anyone who believes in God and Heaven! Mar 18, 2010
I read Pastor Don Piper's first book, "90 Minutes in Heaven", and couldn't put it down. His attempt to use wordly phrases to describe his experience while in Heaven was very difficult for him, but he managed beautifully. In "Heaven is Real" he explains why he was in his accident, and why he went to Heaven only to return to earth crippled and in daily pain. He states that God sent him back to spread his story world wide. I highly recommend both his books. He also has CD's and DVD's available, as well as an e-mail address, which one can find on the last page of "90 Minutes in Heaven".
Even if you're not a true believer, you will be once you read his stories. Thank you for allowing me to express my statement. Thank the Lord for Don Piper!
Excellent and Uplifting Feb 8, 2010
This book was a great help to me during a difficult year in my life. This purchase was actually a gift for a relative, because I just had to share the message of this book with people I love.
HEAVEN IS REAL by Don Piper and Cecil Murphey Jan 19, 2010
Heaven Is Real is Don Piper and Cecil Murphey's 2007 follow-up to Piper's 2004 book 90 Minutes in Heaven, wherein Piper recounted his death, experience in heaven, resuscitation, and arduous recovery.
In this book, the authors share many stories of other people who have faced traumatic adversity - deaths, suicides, divorces, cripplings, and so forth. Piper encourages such people to seek out the "new normal" - that is, to accept that the old life is gone and to accept the new paradigm and to move forward. A key biblical text, one that Piper quotes, is Job 2:10: "Should we accept the good things from the hand of God and never anything bad?"
Heaven Is Real, like 90 Minutes in Heaven, is mistitled (why they didn't go ahead and title it The New Normal is beyond me). The book's subtitle - "Lessons on earthly joy" - is more to the point. Piper's primary focus is on overcoming adversity in order to have a better life here, and about putting aside the bitterness and despair that accompany suffering.
Piper is humble, practical, and understanding, which does wonders for the book's accessibility. Unfortunately, the book is verbose and repetitive. Worse, it's often redundant with 90 Minutes in Heaven, and readers who have that book fresh in their minds may well find themselves doing quite a bit of skimming here.
If you've already read 90 Minutes in Heaven and you aren't suffering from despair or a horrific lifestyle change, Heaven Is Real isn't going to bring much to the table that you haven't seen before. But this book was written for those who have experienced great adversity, like Piper did, and to them this book is recommended.