A Walk Through the Dark
How My Husband's 90 Minutes in Heaven Deepened My Faith for a Lifetime
Eva Piper & Cecil Murphey
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One day Eva Piper was an elementary school teacher, the mother of three, the beloved wife of a strong, protective husband.
The next day she stood at the bedside of a broken man who could do nothing but moan in agony and turn his head away from her.
Later she would learn that he had died and actually experienced heaven before being prayed back to life—a true miracle. Don Piper’s testimony, told in the New York Times bestseller 90 Minutes in Heaven, would one day bring hope to thousands. But all that was in the future. Despite family and friends who kept vigil with her, Eva Piper found herself essentially alone. Walking in the dark. And she had always hated the dark.
Though it parallels that of her husband, Eva Piper’s account is quite different from his. It takes readers not to heavenly places but through a very earthly maze of hospital corridors, insurance forms, tiring commutes from home to workplace and hospital, and lonely hours of waiting and worrying. This is the story of a woman learning, step by darkened step, to go places she never thought she could go and growing into a person she never thought she could be. Packed with hard-earned wisdom about what it means to be a caregiver, to open yourself to the care of others, and to rest in God’s provision, this bookprovides a dependable source of light to help you walk through the dark.
Not an uplifting read
I read 90 Minutes in Heaven and I really enjoyed it. This is Mrs. Piper's account of the life changing events. This is hard to read at times and ends on a truthful, but rather depressing note. This is not the book for anyone looking for peace or encouragement about the passing of a loved one. This is not an encouraging book, but rather a truthful & distressing look at the frailty of our human lives. It ends on the fact that although God can do all things, He says yes sometimes and He says no sometimes. While I know this is true, the book was written in a very discouraging way. I think she was trying to be encouraging, but it ended up having the opposite effect.