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Subject: 90 Minutes in Heaven
Date Posted: 3/26/2008 1:24 PM ET
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I just finished this booked and loved it. Knowing it was his true story of all he and his family went through was humbling. I needed a lot of tissues for this one.

Please let me know what you think.

Date Posted: 3/26/2008 2:06 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2007
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It was okay, I liked the first part, but then it got really graphic in his descriptions of physically what he went through.  The book was called 90 Minutes in Heaven, but one short chapter is all that talked about that - it should have been called -

The Living Hell I Went Through And The Horrible Contraption That Made My Leg Grow


I guess I was just expecting more.

Date Posted: 3/26/2008 3:22 PM ET
Member Since: 6/28/2007
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I read it a few years ago.  I kind of agree with Janna.  I LOVED the part about what he experienced in heaven but the book didn't seem to be much about that.  I was hoping for a little more.  I felt it anchored around what he went through after the accident.  I liked the book but not exactly what I thought it would be. 


Date Posted: 3/27/2008 12:39 AM ET
Member Since: 10/3/2007
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Great book. I pretty much couldn't put it down.

Janna, maybe the title should be "90 Minutes in Heaven Followed byThe Living Hell I Went Through And The Horrible Contraption That Made My Leg Grow "

Although  it would be a very long title, it would be descriptive of the contents of the book.

Date Posted: 3/27/2008 1:58 PM ET
Member Since: 9/24/2007
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I liked it and I  also read his devotional book where he went to the different Churches and spoke about his experiences.  It was even better than the original book, because he told of the different people he met and how his experience touched their lives and others they knew.  Great read. :-)

Date Posted: 3/27/2008 6:32 PM ET
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I agree with Shayla.  I liked the book, but it wasn't what I was expecting.  I was very inspired by the prayer of his colleague and how it was answered.  I thought that was the best part of the book.

Subject: 90 minutes in heaven
Date Posted: 4/6/2008 10:37 AM ET
Member Since: 7/29/2007
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Tony o

   I read the book , but I didnt care for it

Date Posted: 4/8/2008 11:05 AM ET
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I got this book for my Mom and she said she really enjoyed it too.  She said that she would let me borrow it so I can read it too, but haven't been able to get up to see her yet.  Can't wait to read it.

Terri Lynn

Date Posted: 4/9/2008 12:15 AM ET
Member Since: 1/14/2007
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I am a Physical Therapist and  I have a lot of patients who are in pain for long  periods of time, and who suffer from many problems which impact their lives. Everyone is  looking for ways to  deal with their pain and I have shared this book with a few of my patients. Some of them got great comfort from it, some felt it had a lesson for them but they didn't  want to learn it right now. I think it's a powerful book if you have ever been in a place where there is  great suffering you have to endure and need help finding a way to live gracefully in  spite of it. I bought an extra copy and keep it handy on my bookshelf to share when it seems appropriate. Not everyone welcomes the religious perspective so I have to be careful not to "push" the  book on someone who is  not ready for it. I think it's extremely powerful.