90 Minutes in Heaven

I love to read an inspirational story about how a person’s life has been changed by God being in charge of it. I don’t often preach or share my personal story about God being in my life. I know that I should do it more often because I feel God pushing me to share my thoughts and opinions often. Yet, I’m not a good solider of faith because I don’t always follow the requests he gives me to do. I got the chance to review [easyazon_link identifier=”0800759494″ locale=”US” tag=”tidbitofexp-20″]90 Minutes in Heaven Book[/easyazon_link]Review thanks to FlyBy Promotions, and it sent chills throughout my being while I was reading it. He also shared one Bible verse about God’s plan that has really inspired me.

About the Book

Don Piper was on the way home from a conference when his 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. Ninety 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. Then his grueling recovery began.

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My Review

If you haven’t gathered it already, I truly took pleasure in reading this book. This story will move you in ways you don’t expect. If you haven’t had a personal experience similar, then you may not grasp this story as much as I did. However, it’s such a gratifying account to read that you’ll be glad you took the time to read it.

I have several favored parts of this book. However, the part that stood out the most to me was the Longing for Home section. It reminded me how much I have let God down. I started this blog as a means of helping those who have been abused like I was as a child, and how I have dealt with it through the years and maintained my faith in God.

I find it HARD to share those parts of myself with you. It’s not an easy task to do. However, like Piper, I have an experience that allows me to bring comfort to people have been in similar situations. I feel I can provide them the knowledge that God truly does have a plan for lives despite the pain that happened to us.

There are several bible verses about God’s plan for us. He has made it clear in several verses that he has a plan for us long before we are born. I don’t personally believe he lets/plans out the bad things happen to us in our lives. I believe that because we all have our own free will to make our decisions.

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Like Piper, the verse that sticks out to me the most is 2 Cor. 1: 3-4 NIV. This verse provides hope and even encouragement. It tells me that even though I’ve gone through the darkness of life there is a VAST silver lining. There is a plan for him to make it worth the pain and the heartache. If I follow his guidance, he will show me how myself AND OTHERS will benefit.

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This is such an inspirational story that they decided to turn it into a movie too. I’m eager to see the movie! There’s even a video devotional study guide too.

About the movie presented by Giving Films:

Releases in theaters everywhere September 11, 2015
Rating: PG-13 (for intense accident and injury images) 
Starring Hayden Christensen (Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith), Kate Bosworth (Remember The Titans, Blue Crush) Michael W. Smith, Fred Thompson, Dwight Yoakam, and Jason Kennedy, 90 Minutes In Heaven is based on the inspiring New York Times best-selling book that has sold 7 million copies.  

About Giving Films:
Giving Films is passionate about sharing hope-filled movies and donating ALL of their profits to charities and ministries who serve those in need.  Beginning with their first film, 90 Minutes In Heaven, Giving Films is allowing all of us to be a part of making a difference.  Anytime you go to a Giving Films movie in theaters, visit http://www.givingfilms.com and select which charities you want to receive the profits from your ticket.  Their charitable organizations are Christian Alliance for Orphans, Faith Bridge Foster Care, Hire Heroes USA, Hope International, LifeWater, Street Grace, and World Vision. 

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Crystal

I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny. Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

12 comments on “90 Minutes in Heaven”

    • It truly is an inspiring story to read. I’m sure you would enjoy it. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.

  1. I think that in life we can learn through pain or through love.
    Unfortunately, we are rarely ready for the lessons of love and the only option we are left with is pain.
    Life is a blessing and shouldn’t be taken for granted.
    I’ll be adding this book to my read list. You got me curious.
    #pinnedforlater

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    • I love the way you put your thoughts. We truly do forget to take advantage of the life lessons we learn. I look forward to hearing your thoughts when you do read it.
      Thanks for pinning it too. 😉 I hope to see you again soon.

  2. He has impacted me many times and continuously. I had a near death experience when my daughter was born, we were both code blue. Thong story short, it helped me realize happiness in my life more. It is mostly on how we look at things, what happens to us, around us, and so on. It doesn’t come from outside of me, but from within and yes, through Him.

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  3. God has always been a strong part of my life, but when I hit 40, some circumstances beyond my control spiraled my world downward, but I got involved in several women’s Bible studies and kept my faith. This support helped me make it through this trying time. Praise be to God!

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  4. I was a small child in a frighteningly abusive home. My mother had mental illnesses that were not treated. But I remember feeling protected, being directed to enter my own world and create stories, and later when i was older, to write those stories as a way to escape, a way to soothe and heal. I know God was working through me and helped me survive what was truly a nightmare.

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    • I’m sorry to hear you had such a childhood. It’s never fun to deal with those kinds of situations. I’ve also got a very similar past.
      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.

  5. God impacts my life on a daily basis. I always have little blessings and things everyday. However the one story that really comes to mind is that a few yrs ago my papaw had a severe stroke. The doctor said there was nothing he could do and basically was just waiting for him to pass. My papaw”s preacher came to the hospital and prayed for a miracle. Needless to say we got our miracle. He was even able to drive again.

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    • It’s amazing how great our God is! I am sorry it took me to so long to comment back, but I truly appreciate you sharing your story with us.

      Thank you for coming by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.

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