Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"Heaven is for Real" by Todd Burpo w/ Lynn Vincent

He's just a little boy, only four years old. Could he really have visited heaven and come back to tell us about it? Colton and his family had gone on vacation to try to relieve some of the stress of his father's illnesses. But Colton ends up in the hospital with an emergency appendectomy. It gets worse as he has to undergo another surgery a week later. Thankfully he recovers and the family is on the road again. Colton relays some interesting information to his family about angels singing to him and sitting in the lap of Jesus while his father was praying and his mother was on the phone. How could he have known that? He also talks about other things he sees in Heaven (like Jesus' red "markers," gem/crown colors, wings) leading the family to wonder just what happened to Colton during surgery. This story is amazing.

This wonderful story gave me goosebumps as I read it. Did Colton really experience these things? I don't know. Some people may say that he is just repeating things he has heard in Sunday School, church, and at home. But I do know this, Heaven is for real! I recommend this book to people who love inspirational tales and will be giving it as gifts. Thank you to the Book Sneeze program for the opportunity to review this book!

1 comment:

  1. As a parent and mother, my heart went out to his parents for the fear and anquish the family went through during their sons illness and subsequent surgery. I would not attempt to judge their decisions. As a christian I found the book a wonderful confirmation of what the bible tells us about heaven and the blessed trinity.
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