Heaven Hears

HEAVEN HEARS: The True Story of What Happened When Pat Boone Asked the World to Pray for His Grandson’s Survival (Tyndale, 2013), by Lindy Boone Michaelis with Susy Flory, is an unforgettable story about a grandfather’s faith, a mother’s love, and a son who wouldn’t give up (Foreword by Pat Boone. Afterword by Debby Boone)

On June 19, 2001, Ryan Corbin, grandson of Pat Boone, accidentally stepped through a skylight and fell three stories onto a cement floor. When he broke through that roof, Ryan fell into a very different life from the one he had before as the beloved son of Lindy Boone Michaelis and first grandson of entertainment icon Pat Boone. As Ryan lingered between life and death in intensive care at UCLA Medical Center, Pat and Lindy decided to take action, in a big way; they went on Larry King Live, shared their faith, and asked millions of TV viewers to pray for Ryan. And so, they prayed. Heaven Hears is an unbelievable story of answered prayer—and it’s not over yet. This book will inspire you to look for answers to prayer and to see God’s miracles.

“This is one of the most amazing stories of love I’ve ever witnessed.”
(Rick Warren, Pastor of Saddleback Church and author of The Purpose Driven Life)

“This is a wonderful book. I am proud to have played a small part in this incredible story of love and recovery. It is a must for your library.” (Larry King)


Susy Flory is a New York Times best selling author who grew up on the back of a quarter horse in Northern California. She first started writing at the Newhall Signal with the legendary Scotty Newhall, an ex-editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and a one-legged cigar-smoking curmudgeon who ruled the newsroom from behind a dented metal desk where he pounded out stories on an Underwood Typewriter. She taught high school English and journalism, then quit in 2004 to write full time for publications such as Focus on the Family, Guideposts Books, Today’s Christian, and Today’s Christian Woman. Susy is the author or co-author of seven books, including So Long Status Quo: What I Learned From the Women Who Changed the World (Beacon Hill, 2009), as well as the runaway bestseller she co-wrote with blind 9-11 survivor Michael Hingson, called Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero (Harper Collins, 2011).