Eva Piper is a speaker and author with a unique insight into the trials of heartache and the triumph of overcoming. She has inspired audiences with her testimony of walking her hurting loved ones through a dark night and surviving to see a sunrise not just bright but much more beautiful because of the journey. The wife of best-selling author Don Piper, Eva was the glue that held her broken husband and her family together.

Don’s story, recounted in the New York Times bestseller, 90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Life and Death, is Eva’s story, too. In fact, today Don calls her the “real hero” of their ordeal.

She and Don now live in Pasadena, Texas. She is a Cum Laude graduate of Louisiana State University. A teacher of 34 years, she received Teacher of the Year honors in the Plano, Texas, served as an adjunct professor at North Texas State University, and guest lecturer for the Education Service Center.

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About The Book

One day Eva Piper was an elementary school teacher, the mother of three, the beloved wife of a strong, protective husband.

The next day she stood at the bedside of a broken man who could do nothing but moan in agony and turn his head away from her.

Later she would learn that he had died and actually experienced heaven before being prayed back to life—a true miracle. Don Piper’s testimony, told in the New York Times bestseller 90 Minutes in Heaven, would one day bring hope to thousands. But all that was in the future. Despite family and friends who kept vigil with her, Eva Piper found herself essentially alone. Walking in the dark. And she had always hated the dark.

Though it parallels that of her husband, Eva Piper’s account is quite different from his. It takes readers not to heavenly places but through a very earthly maze of hospital corridors, insurance forms, tiring commutes from home to workplace and hospital, and lonely hours of waiting and worrying. This is the story of a woman learning, step by darkened step, to go places she never thought she could go and growing into a person she never thought she could be. Packed with hard-earned wisdom about what it means to be a caregiver, to open yourself to the care of others, and to rest in God’s provision, this book provides a dependable source of light to help you walk through the dark.