Don Piper introduces us to the theme of his book early on, when he describes his horrific encounter on a narrow bridge with an 18 wheeler that has weaved from the oncoming lane into his, facilitating a 110 mph impact. Declared dead by EMT technicians who leave him to tend to the living victims, while waiting for a coroner to arrive for the legal declaration and removal of the body. Miraculously, someone stopped in the increasing backup of traffic resulting from the collision, happens to be a minister from the same Baptist convention Don was headed home from. A moving recount follows of Don's experience while dead, and the unfolding of events as the minister, unaware of who Don is or that he has come from the same convention, feeling instructed by a higher power, uncharacteristically insists on being allowed to go to the “dead” victim to pray for him. More than an inspiring glimpse of heaven, this is a testament to the power of prayer.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number: BT 846.3 P56 2004
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Review submitted by: Tracie Hall, Serials & Acquisitions Librarian, Law Library