Heaven Is Here
By Stephanie Nielson
Hyperion, 2012. 310 pgs. Biography.
Heaven is Here follows the story of Stephanie Nielson and her family before, during, and after the tragic plane crash that changed their lives forever. Stephanie and Christian seemed to be living an idyllic life pre-crash. They had been blessed with four beautiful children, a great job, and were surrounded by a community of family and friends. However on August 16, 2008, their seemingly perfect world literally crashed down. Stephanie and Christian along with their friend Doug Kinneard fell from the sky in a fiery airplane crash.
Stephanie relates the tale of her suffering through the pain of being burned over 80% of her body and recovering from both the physical and emotional toll the crash took on her body and family. Because of her faith in God and her determination to live a life filled with hope, she has not only survived, but thrived in the years since the crash.
Stephanie was raised here in Provo and blogs at nieniedialogues.com. I’ve followed her blog for a few years and was very interested to read more about her life. This is an emotional, inspiring book and is encouraging for anyone going through trials of their own. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a story of hope and determination in the face of adversity.