A Touch from Heaven by Neal and Christopher Pylant – A Book Review

A Touch from HeavenA Touch from Heaven: A Little Boy’s Story of Surgery, Heaven and Healing
By Neal Pylant and Christopher Pylant
Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257
978-0768403275, $ 15.99, 2013, 200 pages
Reviewed by: Richard R. Blake
A Remarkable Journey of Faith in the Midst of Tests at Every Turn

“A Touch from Heaven” is the amazing story of Christopher Pylant, his complex brain surgery, his account of visits to heaven, his healing, and his parent’s astonishing faith.

Neal Pylant and Carol Zinz made their wedding vows in her parents’ home in, Baltimore, Maryland on May 19, 1973, before over sixty guests. Rabbi Shusterman officiated. Neal and Carol came from families of very different religious traditions and teachings.

Although Neal took seriously the need to father a son, “a seed for the next generation, a legacy” he was casual in the practice of living out his Christian faith, but strong in his conviction that God would provide the seed. In January of 1981 Christopher O’Neal Pylant was born, God’s answer to the promised seed.

In young Christopher’s third year it was discovered and confirmed by medical professionals in the field of neurology that he had an inoperable brain tumor. Devastated the Pylant’s faced trial after trial and test after test. They tenaciously held to the faith that God would spare Christopher’s life and heal him. “A Touch from Heaven” is their story. A story of Carol’s conversion and Neal’s recommitment to his childhood faith.

Beautifully written, this journey of faith is incredible, a dramatic, unforgettable testimony of a growing faith in a miraculous, loving God. Highly recommended.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

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