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Berkley Trade Heaven Is Real: Lessons on Earthly Joy--from the Man Who Spent 90 Minutes in Heaven

Piper knows eternity exists because he's been there! In this follow-up to his best-selling 90 Minutes in Heaven, he reflects upon what God has taught him through his amazing experience. His unique insights on using pain, giving thanks, applying the "new normal," and more will help you grow in grace as you cope with life's challenges. 256 pages, softcover from Penguin.
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Review 1 for Heaven Is Real: Lessons on Earthly Joy--from the Man Who Spent 90 Minutes in Heaven
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Biblically and logically unsound

Date:June 30, 2012
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James Rouse
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Briefly covering the most significant points:
- Don Piper contradicts himself, showing his dishonesty. He clearly says at 13:22 of the attached video that he saw God. However, in page 30 of his book, Don Piper clearly says "I did not see God".
- There is a litany of issues with what Don Piper describes of what he saw in heaven - mansions and such.
- Don Piper gives a very detailed account of what he saw in heaven. Now, only 3 men in the New Testament were allowed a glimpse of heaven. (1) Right before he was stoned, Stephen said (Acts 7:56) "Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God." That is either all he saw or all he described of what he saw. That's it. (2) John – who wrote Revelations. (3) Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:2-4. Paul, "whether in the body or out of the body", he did not know, was "caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter."
These are the only 3 accounts. Now Paul, who roughly wrote a third of the New Testament, was not allowed to tell us what he saw in heaven. Even with that inability to tell us, he was given a "thorn in the flesh" in 2 Corinthians 12:7, so that he would not become prideful - "And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me". Paul wasn't even allowed to say, and even then we was given a thorn in the flesh to prevent pride. How then is it that Don Piper is allowed to give us such a detailed account?
Don’t waste your time with this book. You are much better off looking at something like “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis.
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Review 2 for Heaven Is Real: Lessons on Earthly Joy--from the Man Who Spent 90 Minutes in Heaven
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Must Read

Date:May 10, 2012
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In addition to Mr. Piper's heaven expereience, he has woven into this book a rich storehouse of good Biblical teachings on how we should live our lives here on earth. I couldn't put it down until the end.
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Review 3 for Heaven Is Real: Lessons on Earthly Joy--from the Man Who Spent 90 Minutes in Heaven
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inspirational

Date:May 17, 2011
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Karen
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Interesting account of how Piper's 90 minutes in heaven changed his perspective on earth and how it can inspire others experiencing difficulties
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Review 4 for Heaven Is Real: Lessons on Earthly Joy--from the Man Who Spent 90 Minutes in Heaven
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Date:September 21, 2009
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Pirouette
Heaven is Real by Don Piper continues his amazing story after spending 90 minutes in Heaven. This is an inspiring book on living each day trusting God and responding to the situations and opportunities presented to us.It affirms God's plans for us and how He will use who we are to be witnesses for Him.
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Review 5 for Heaven Is Real: Lessons on Earthly Joy--from the Man Who Spent 90 Minutes in Heaven
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Date:August 23, 2009
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Cathy Wildasin
This book was inspirational and written by a man who has a strong faith in the Lord. It was very inspiring to me and I can imagine it would be to those who have suffered similar tragedies in their lives. I highly recommend it.
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Review 6 for Heaven Is Real: Lessons on Earthly Joy--from the Man Who Spent 90 Minutes in Heaven
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Date:August 5, 2009
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Maryrose Torigian
Excellent book. This book id THE perfect book to give to someone who has loat a loved one and is having difficulty with the loss. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and learned from it. Thank you for writing this book, Pastor Don!
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Review 7 for Heaven Is Real: Lessons on Earthly Joy--from the Man Who Spent 90 Minutes in Heaven
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Date:June 11, 2009
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Brian Dealy
This is an amazing book! I wish that on one Sunday, everyone in the world could have a copy and read it. I would like to see what that Monday would be like. It would change the world. Please read this book! After you read 90 Minutes in Heaven, you will understand why God brought Don Piper back to earth.
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Review 8 for Heaven Is Real: Lessons on Earthly Joy--from the Man Who Spent 90 Minutes in Heaven
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Date:May 1, 2009
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Delinda Lemire
I gave this 5 stars and I think it is the best of the 3 books Piper has written as he shares the lessons he learned about his experience of going to heaven. It has enlightened my mind and heart and given me so much encouragement and a whole new picture of what happens in heaven. A particular blessing I learned is that we will not notice who is "not" there because we will be so joyful to be with those who "are" there---it is a place of no tears and no sadness and no looking back.
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