Writing this book, "Heaven is for Real," must have been a challenge for Ted Burpo. After all, he had lived it. He and his wife had almost lost his son. Colton was four years old when he was misdiagnosed after his appendix burst and poison spilled into his body unchecked for days. They thought they would lose him. Thankfully, God had other plans. Once, healed, Colton began to tell his parents about heaven and what he saw there. It came out at odd times and in short spurts. While everything was matter of fact to Colton - the "markers" on Jesus, the angels singing, meeting his great grandfather and unborn sister, etc. - it was anything but to his parents. This story should bring hope and wonder to everyone who hears it.
I had the privilege of reviewing this audio book through the Oasis Audio Review Program.As a listener, I was totally drawn into the story with its roller coaster ride of emotions. There is a difference between reading a book and hearing the characters in your mind, and actually hearing a participant in the events read it to you. It was easy for me to hear the pain and anguish of a parent, the wonder and amazement of a child, and the hope and spirit of a Christian whose view of Heaven is expanded and renewed. This audio book would be a wonderful choice for anyone who is traveling; a great choice for families to listen to and discuss together; and as a choice for book discussion groups.
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