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. He hears beautiful music and feels true
Back on earth, a passing minister who had also been at the conference is led to pray for Don even though he knows the man is dead. Piper miraculously comes back to life and the bliss of heaven is replaced by a long and painful recovery.
For years Piper kept his heavenly experience to himself. Finally, however, friends and family convinced him to share his remarkable story.
Get a glimpse of heaven
On the way home from a conference, Don Piper's car was crushed by a semitruck that crossed into his lane. Medical personnel said he died instantly. While his body lay lifeless inside the ruins of his car, Piper experienced the glories of heaven, awed by its beauty and music.
90 minutes after the wreck, while a minister prayed for him, Piper miraculously returned to life on earth with only the memory of inexpressible heavenly bliss. His faith in God was severely tested as he faced an uncertain and grueling recovery. Now he'd like to share his life-changing story with you.
90 Minutes in Heaven offers a glimpse into a very real dimension of God's reality. It encourages those recovering from serious injuries and those dealing with the loss of a loved one. The experience dramatically changed Piper's life, and it will change yours too.
Don Piper is minister of education and single adults at the First Baptist Church in Pasadena, Texas. He has appeared on Christian television and radio programs, writes a weekly newspaper column, and leads conferences and retreats in the United States and abroad.
Cecil Murphey has written or coauthored ninety-one books, including his work on the autobiography of Franklin Graham, Rebel with a Cause.
Don Piper has been an ordained minister since 1985 and has
served in several capacities on church staffs, including six years
as a senior pastor. Don has appeared on numerous Christian and
secular television and radio programs and has been the subject of
countless newspaper and magazine features. He writes a weekly
newspaper column as well as preaching and leading conferences and
retreats across the United States and abroad. He and his wife Eva
are the parents of three grown children and live in Pasadena,
Cecil Murphey has written or coauthored eighty-nine books. He's won a number of awards for his writing, including the 1996 Gold Medallion award for his collaboration on the autobiography of Franklin Graham, Rebel with a Cause. The coauthor of the bestseller Gifted Hands with Dr. Ben Carson, Murphey resides in Atlanta, Georgia.