In 1989, pastor Don Piper was driving home from a conference when he was struck by an oncoming semi.  When the EMTs arrived, they pronounced him dead and began working with the two other drivers who were struck from behind when the semi driver went back into his own lane.

Don Piper, a 38 year old father of three, was dead for 90 minutes.  During that time, he had a life-after-death experience.  He even got as far as the gates of Heaven when he was pulled back to life, only to face a several years’ long recovery and endless physical agony.

Piper prayed every day to die because he wanted to be back in Heaven.  He struggled with depression and the extreme physical limitations of his condition.

It was a full 18 months after the accident before he finally told a close friend that he had been to Heaven.  Before that, he had kept his experience completely to himself.  However, when he began to share his experience, he also began his full recovery and discovered his purpose in life.

This book, first written 10 years ago, is now reprinted in the movie version.  That’s right, on September 11, 2015, 90 Minutes in Heaven will be released in theaters.  Rated PG-13, this movie stars Hayden Christiansen and Kate Bosworth.  I have seen the opening clip of the movie, and I’m excited to see the entire film!

If you want a sneak peak of the film, check out the official trailer.

Another exciting feature is that this movie is produced by Giving Films, and the profits from the ticket sales will go to charity:

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 http://www.givingfilms.com 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. 

You can visit the official movie site to find theaters in your area showing the film, and don’t forget to visit this page for more information about Giving Films.

The Giveaway

One lucky Mom’s Plans’ reader will win a copy of the book, 90 Minutes in Heaven.  To enter, simply state why you’d like to win.

For an additional entry, follow Mom’s Plans on Pinterest and leave a comment here that you did so.

This giveaway, which is open to U.S. residents 18 and older, will end on September 16th.  The winner will be chosen by random.org.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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