Monday, July 7, 2014

Christian NonFiction Review: 90 Minutes in Heaven 10th Anniversary Edition

Since Don Piper comes from a more traditional Baptist background, I tend to give his story more credit. I'm still skeptical. His account of Heaven doesn't match up with the one other "I died and went to Heaven" story that I have read. At one point, Piper says a friend told him to test the validity and purpose of his story by seeing how people responded. That's a test of experience, not Scripture.

But here's the thing: "90 Minutes in Heaven" isn't really about Heaven. Sure, Piper's conclusions on life and purpose come from the time he says he spent in Heaven (and the record does seem to support his story that he actually died). But the great majority of his book follows his recovery after his fatal car accident. This is a book that deals with depression, life purpose, limitations, physical disabilities and so much more. Piper's story is encouraging. I haven't read the book before, so I can't attest to the quality of added material for the 10th Anniversary Edition, but I can attest to the fact that this is an incredible testament to the Christian faith. So I have to recommend the book after all.

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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