Five Years in Heaven: A Young Man’s Unlikely Friendship with an Elderly Nun

Five Years in Heaven

When I first saw the title of John Schlimm's new book, Five Years in Heaven, I thought I'd be reading another in a long chain of near-death experiences:Don Piper, a pastor, was in a serious car accident. Paramedics at the scene declared him dead and laid a tarp over the window of his car, after his heart stopped beating and he was without a pulse for ninety minutes. Dr. Eben Alexander, a neurosurgeon, was afflicted with a deadly E. coli bacterial infection, and lay comatose for seven … [Read more...]