Saturday, August 15, 2015

90 Minutes In Heaven movie about Pastor Don Piper (Plus a book giveaway)

"90 Minutes In Heaven" will be in theaters everywhere September 11th. This is an incredible true story of a family that overcame life’s biggest obstacles.
The story..... Pastor Don Piper died January 18, 1989 when a semi-tractor truck crushed his car.  Declared dead by the first rescue workers to arrive on the scene, Don's body lay under a tarp for the next 90 minutes.  Don's soul, meanwhile, was experiencing love, joy, and life like he'd never known before.  Don was in Heaven.  

When another pastor's prayers helped bring Don back to life, he became a living miracle!  Yet this is one miracle Don wished never happened.  Heaven's bliss was replaced by excruciating pain and emotional turmoil.  With the support and prayers of his beloved Eva, their three kids, and friends near and far, Don clings to his faith in God and fights to regain a semblance of his previous life.  The Piper family's incredible true story of perseverance and overcoming the challenges of life - and death - will bring hope and encouragement to all who see it.

Now a feature length film has been made telling Pastor Don Piper's story of his death by vehicular accident and how 90 minutes later he was declared alive again. The film shows his recovery and how prayer worked in his life to bring about his recovery. Watch trailer here...

I viewed the opening scene (4 minutes) which depicts a family scene of a loving, normal family eating breakfast. Dad leaves, and while driving in a rain storm has an accident.  The family is Southern and speaks with a heavy Southern accent which is a detraction to me and I'm a Southern Lady. However, the value and story of the film far outweighs this small detraction.

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 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.

I am pleased to offer the special movie edition book, 90 Minutes in Heaven, for one of Chat with Vera's readers.

Begins August 15 & ENDS August 31 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT. 
 Open to USA addresses only.
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of 90 Minutes in Heaven (book) and one of my readers will receive a copy. Both copies provided courtesy of FlyBy Promotions Publicity Group. I have not viewed the movie but have viewed a 4 minute opening scene and the trailer. The movie is rated PG13 because of intense accident and injury scenes.

DISCLAIMER: I have not seen the full movie nor have I read the book. I feel confident in supporting the release of this movie and the re-release of the book because of the incredible recovery Mr. Piper made and because he glorifies God in sharing his experience and concept of what his "90 Minutes in Heaven" was like.


  1. I learned 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN is based on the inspiring New York Times best-selling book that has sold 7 million copies

  2. I learned that 90 Minutes in Heaven occurred on 1-18-1989 and that he was married and father to 3 children and that profits from the movie go to charities around the world, sounds like a tear jerking, great family movie.

  3. What an amazing story. I signed up for their emails.

  4. I am extremely impressed along with your writing abilities, Thanks for this great share.

  5. I learned that pastor Don Piper died and came back to life after a car accident in 1989.

  6. "90 Minutes in Heaven" is based on a true story and stars Hayden Christensen and Kate Bosworth.

  7. Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday!

  8. I lerned that Pastor Don was declared dead by the first rescue workers on the scene. He was covered by a tarp. Then the reason for the book begins.


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