In 1989, Don Piper was on his
way back from a church conference when an 18-wheeler struck his Ford Escort
head on. He was killed instantly - pronounced dead by four sets of EMTs.
Shortly after the accident, a pastor from the same conference arrived on the
scene and began praying for "the man in the red car." God worked a
miracle and sent Don back to a broken body.
He had 34 surgical procedures have taken place. He walks only as a result of miraculous and in some cases medically unexplainable circumstances. During the time he was dead, Piper was granted the extreme privilege of glimpsing Heaven itself.
Don's experience in Heaven
gives him a unique insight into eternity and a strong desire to tell others
about Christ. His difficult recovery allows him to identify with the
heartbroken and crestfallen, ministering to them with the understanding of
someone who's been there. His goal is to help bitter people become better, to
turn disappointments into divine appointments. He calls it “finding a new
normal” and he’s made it his life’s work.