People I Met at the Gates of Heaven: Who Is Going to Be There Because of You? (Paperback)
About the Author
Don Piper is a fifteen-year veteran of the Radio and Television broadcasting industry, an ordained minister for more than thirty-three years, a coauthor of four books that have sold more than nine million copies. (90 Minutes in Heaven spent four years on the New York Times bestsellers list.), the winner of the 2006 EPCA Platinum Award and the first-ever recipient the Retailers Choice Backlist Award in 2009. Don was the subject of a 2015 theatrical motion picture based on his bestselling book 90 Minutes in Heaven by Giving Films/Universal Studios Home Entertainment, a columnist for various newspapers, a sought-after contributor to a myriad of books, composing chapters, forewords, and prefaces, an on-camera and voice-over talent, with hundreds of radio and TV commercials to his credit. He lives with his wife in Pasadena, Texas.
Cecil Murphey has published 140 books, fiction and nonfiction. Murphey has received many awards for his writing, including: Golden Medallion, Foreword Bronze, Silver Angel Award twice, three-time winner of the Dixie Counsel of Authors and Journalists, Extraordinary Service Award from the American Society of Authors and Journalists, and Lifetime Achievement Award from the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association for his contributions to publishing. Cecil lives in Tucker, GA.
"People I Met at the Gates of Heaven will astound, strengthen and comfort you through Don Piper's extraordinary experience. We are so grateful that Mr. Piper chose to share his life story with all of us. Like 90 Minutes in Heaven, Michael and I were unable to put this book down. Our greatest hope at The Gate is to have the most beautiful reunion with the Pipers, as they have become family to us. Ultimately, this is a book about the importance of letting go of fear and accepting love."—Kate Bosworth, film and television star with Michael Polish, film director, actor, and screen writer
"In this revealing sequel to his best-seller 90 Minutes in Heaven, Don Piper unveils even more personal insights of the encounter he experienced with those who greeted him at the gates of heaven. People I Met at the Gates of Heaven will inspire and challenge your own relationships with what matters most for eternity!"—Kerry Shook, senior pastor of Woodlands Church, The Woodlands, TX, and best-selling co-author of One Month to Live: Thirty Days to a No-Regrets Life
"A clarion call for every believer who is striving to live with purpose, intentionality, and a conviction for a soul winning. More than any other generation before us, so many are seeking an answer to the age-old question, 'Does my life really matter?' Thankfully, because of Don Piper's courage to share the rest of his story with the world, the answer is crystal clear. No other book provides a more convincing case for genuine evangelism than People I Met At the Gates of Heaven: Who's Going to Be There Because of You? Readers will be reassured, then inspired to leave a legacy that will live on for eternity."—Sergio de la Mora, Lead Pastor, Cornerstone Church of San Diego, Author of Paradox and The Heart Revolution
"When I was 15 years old, I met Don Piper and it changed my life, and this was four years before Don went to heaven! Don has touched millions of lives through 90 Minutes in Heaven and his subsequent books. In People I Met at the Gates of Heaven, Don takes you through the journey of his own conversion to Christianity and development of his faith framed by his miraculous visit to heaven. This book not only pays homage to those that so influenced Don in his Christian walk but also emphasizes the urgency for us to share the good news of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. A definite must read!"—T Bradley Edwards, M.D., World-class Orthopedic shoulder surgeon, Fondren Orthopedic Group, Houston, Texas
"In Don Piper's new release, People I Met At the Gates of Heaven, Don shares the moving stories of people who met him when he arrived at Heaven's gates, and offers a stirring challenge to the reader to do everything we can during our time here on earth to make sure those close to us, as well as those we encounter only in passing, know of the incredible eternity that they can have in God's Presence. An engaging book that challenges us to personal evangelism, avoiding the 'guilt-driven' approach, and instead lovingly encouraging us to make sure everyone we know has an opportunity to join us in Heaven someday."—Chuck Wallington, President, Christian Supply, Inc., Spartanburg, South Carolina
"People I Met At The Gates of Heaven gives us an intimate encounter of Don Piper's 90-minute visit there. For the first time, Don reveals who met him at the gates of Heaven and gives us a clear understanding of why they did. These individuals challenge us, as fellow Believers, to understand the serious responsibility we have as Christians. It implores us to contemplate our own eternity and confronts us about who we will greet as they enter Eternity. Read this book. It will change the way you love and serve others."—Diana Wiley, Executive Director & Founder, True Vineyard Ministries, San Marcos, Texas
"In his long-awaited and much anticipated follow-up to his best-selling 90 Minutes in Heaven, author Don Piper brings readers deep into his personal and deeply touching experience at the gates of Heaven after dying in a car crash. In sharing the intimate details, he gives readers a glorious hope and profound longing for Heaven and gentle conviction to answer the question, 'Who will be in Heaven because of you?' His new book, People I Met At The Gates of Heaven. Who Is Going to Be There Because Of You?, is a must read that will convince you that everyone you meet is purposefully and masterfully placed there by God."—Tonya Frye, Executive Director, Get Together Northwest, Cypress, Texas