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Publisher's Summary

At age 19, pilot Dale Black miraculously survived an airplane crash that killed the other two pilots on board. Hovering between life and death for three days, he had a breathtaking experience of heaven. Against all odds and with insurmountable injuries, Capt. Black recovered from his injuries and returned to fly airplanes as a professional pilot, airline pilot instructor, and jet flight examiner. For 40 years he kept the story to himself at the urging of his grandfather to "live" his experience rather than talk about it.
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.
©2010 Dale Black (P)2010 Oasis
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4 out of 5 stars
By John on 01-12-13

Great Story of Recovery and Faith

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Kymberly on 08-17-11


Dale Black's heart & sincerity are amazing. His story gives us so much hope that eternity with Jesus, will be wonderful.

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By Laura on 05-28-12

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.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Annette Jones on 09-22-15

Great testimony!

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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