The flight to heaven changed Dale's life, and now he allows it to be told in hopes of encouraging others with this wondrous experience.Download the accompanying reference guide.
©2010 Dale Black (P)2010 Oasis
I'm a lawyer and mediator. I represent businesses in disputes with their insurers and in other complex litigation. I also assist machinery companies and manufacturers (primarily international) with equipment sales, non-disclosure agreements, and business issues. I also mediate commercial disputes.
Dale Black's story of his recovery from a terrible airplane crash is in itself inspirational. He fights through the rehabilitation and the experts telling him a full recovery is not possible.
Dale fully believes he went to heaven, and credits his Christian faith for getting him through. Dale narrates the story himself, and, although he is not a great narrator, his sincerity absolutely comes through. I would have preferred if the book had been organized differently (it bounces back and forth between events happening years later and the story of the crash and his recovery), but that's simply a matter of preference. Overall, it is a fascinating and inspirational book.
Listeners should be aware that this book is very evangelical. If that is not your cup of tea, this book is not for you.
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His story became repetitive and boring. Seemed he was bragging about his accomplishments and faith.
NO,,,,,some sharing of the faith and miracles would have been good, But blow by blow descriptions of his life became very boring.
Would not recommend.......I put it on fast speed and tried to get some of the good nuggets and there were some, but came close to giving up completely.
The book is read by the author. I thought it was easy to follow along and he kept your interest.
He described what heaven was like and how he had changed after the crash.
The only survivor of a horrific plane crash, Dale was hovering between life and death when he had a wondrous experience of heaven. What he saw, what he heard, and what he learned there continues to ripple through his life and touch others.
Against all odds, Dale miraculously recovered from his injuries and learned to fly again.
I highly recommend this book to others. A remarkable story.
A very good and well written story line. As a Christian we have our own vision of Heaven. Mr. Black gives us a beautiful glimps of the after life and Heaven. I did enjoy hearing the author reading the book. I have been telling everyone that I care about to read or listen to the book.
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I'm sorry, I just found this story to be rambling. I tried to stick with it because I wanted to hear about the author's trip to heaven, but he took so long to get to it and took so many side trips, I gave up.
I must be honest .. I was looking for a book about heaven, but what I found in this book is so much more. Yes, he talks about heaven almost in the middle of the book. but thats a very small part of the story. The fact that God used the crash to change his and many more lives is the real story. Dale Black inspired me to have the conversation with others about the state of their souls. I loved this book and having the author read the book was perfect. The emotion in his voice were so real. You will not be dissapointed with this book.
This was very enjoyable and short.I am tempted to give it a five star review on all counts, but I try to save 5 star reviews for literary classics. He is a very good reader, unusual for the author to be a good reader... Worth your time!
I bought this book because a close friend has suffered severe injuries in a motor accident. While the story is told with conviction and seemed to be true the final account of the landing in Lusaka Zambia is questionable. Zambia has never imposed weeks long country-wide blackouts. Zambians, as a nation, are not generally giants of over six foot tall. I find it hard to believe that the aircraft that landed at Lusaka - on a date omitted in the book - was met by amazon military and their amazon wives in a Zambia where I am sure there never was prolonged nationwide blackout. These small facts puts into question the entire veracity of the author's experience.
"Inspiring and heartfelt"
As a pilot myself I was curious about the plane crash as well as the journey to heaven, both curiosities were satisfied. A very touching story about a teenager's battles with his injuries and his faith; brought a tear to my eye a couple of times and inspired me to reach for the dusty bible next to my bed. Listen to this even if you don't consider yourself to believe in Jesus.
Dale Black whom the book is based on is the narrator. I loved listening to his often emotional, very emotional voice. A lot of technical jargon but necessary and not over the top. His dedication to spreading the gospel is so profound and lovely but not pushy. He reveals a God that loves us immeasurably no matter what your colour, race, belief, background whatever is.
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