Black opens with a tense incident from his adult life but then goes back in time and tells the story chronologically. I was struck by this young man's determination to achieve his dream, and his faith that he would recover physically in all the necessary ways for him to become a pilot. A few black-and-white photos anchor the narrative in time and give faces to the story's characters.
Black's account of heaven is uncannily similar to biblical accounts. The way his encounter with the divine impacted his life even before he could recall it and influenced it along the way, testifies to its reality.
Flight to Heaven made me aware of how superficial my life is and wonder how I would change if I experienced the realities Black saw. I took from the book not only the sense that Dale Black is an incredible man but also that God is good, faithful, loving, and about His business. In Black's case that involved the amazing experience of a preview of eternity. I'm so glad he felt at liberty to tell us about it.
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