(note to moderators: there is a post similar to this at the Books.....threads. by posting the same thing here, if I violate the spam policies, you may delete this if you wish, and I apologize in advance). Most of us folks tend take OBE (out of body experiences) testimonies with either a pinch of salt, or a ladleful of salt. I am kinda in between. The reason being that "absent with the body, present with the Lord", and all that, plus who wants to come back to earth if you're already in heaven ? But this gentleman, Don Piper, says that's exactly what happened to him. He was coming from a conference when on a stretch of Dallas street or highway a semi crossed over to his lane and slammed into his car. He says the paramedics said he died instantly. He says he found himself in heaven, heard music, did not see Christ but did see a very bright light just surrounding the place, met all his friends and relatives whom he knew to be believers while on earth, and so on. He says he knows a passing Baptist minister prayed for him even though he was told it was hopeless, and thinks that because of that Baptist minister's prayers he came back to life. Now, mind you, I have not read the book totally, but my wife is reading it right now, and every now and then, she would pop a question for me. Like: didn't Stephen see the Lord face to face even while he was yet dying ? How come he didn't ? Stuff like that. Anyway, the gentleman's name is Don Piper, he is a Baptist minister, and from what I understand, belongs to the Baptist General Conference, and he comes from the Lone Star state. Any of you all know or heard about him ? Or read his book ? What is your opinion. I still take stuff like this with a tablespoonful of salt. Not saying it don't happen, or can't happen. Hey, I've seen demon-possessed people up close and personal, and dealt with some. Now, some of us don't think THAT happens, but it does, so I take this with salt.