Friday, August 2, 2013

Book Review: A Walk Through the Dark

A Walk Through the Dark How My Husband's 90 Minutes in Heaven Deepened My Faith for a Lifetime By Eva Piper, with Cecil Murphey is an amazing account of Eva Piper’s side of the story.

I had read Don Piper’s 90 minutes in heaven a couple years ago and love it.  I was moved and convicted while reading it.  Don’s book describes his experience after being in a car wreck and being dead (aka no heart beat) for 90 minutes.  After a pastor came and prayed over his lifeless body, he came back to life.  Don then goes through a year of painful surgeries and medical treatments to fix his broken legs and arm.  The major injury was 4 in of his femur were missing and were slowly regrown using a device that rebreaks and stretches the existing bone every 4 hours, 1 mm at a time, until the 4 inches have been made. He struggles with constant pain and the depression of being brought back to earth from the perfect Heaven he spent 90 minutes in.

But, the entire time he was describing his story I wondered what it must have been like for his wife and kids.

This book is the answer to my questions. Eva and Cecil did an amazing job communicating Eve’s struggles, emotions, and true feelings.  I loved how she described her struggle with God and why this was happening to her family.  I agree with her that you can question God without questioning your faith or His Godness.  Does that make sense? 

I love how this book focuses on what she learned from the experience not the pain she suffered.  I love her advice on how to handle other people in these long term situations. 

If you can’t tell, I loved this book.  I devoured the ~230 page book in 2 days.  I was only planning on reading a little bit before I fell asleep.  Next thing I knew it was 2 am and I was half way through. 

I would definitely recommend this book and Don’s book to everyone I know.  I cant wait to pass this book on to friends and family to read.

Note: I was given a copy of this book to read and review from for free.  The opinions above are my own and I was not compensated for a positive review.

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