This is not your typical inspirational, near death experience book. It is written by a Christian and packs a great message supporting how the Christian belief system can get one through the really tough times in life. Don Piper doesn't skirt the hard issues. He admits his frustrations, depression, irritabilitiy, and confusion not only with returning from a wonderful place where he felt at peace and was loved, but also with the difficult recovery from the injuries he sustained in the car accident that sent him to heaven in the first place. I had the book around the house for at least 6 months but never had time to read more than a couple of chapters. Listening to the audio while going back & forth to work was so much easier. The only negative with the entire recording is that Don Piper's voice is not the quality usually found on audiobook recordings. However, the fact that he was the one reading it made the message all the more powerful. It was like sitting down with someone and hearing them tell you about an experience they had. I would recommend this book to Christians and non-Christians. It would be very encouraging to anyone with health issues of any kind. I intend to share it with a cousin who is in constant pain and discomfort because of a broken bone and some other health problems. I really liked this book. It isn't pushy or "gooshy"..... I highly recommend it.