May 27, 2011

Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo, Lynn Vincent

Heaven Is for Real is the true story of the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn't know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear.

Colton said he met his miscarried sister, whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born, then shared impossible-to-know details about each. He describes the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how "reaaally big" God and his chair are, and how the Holy Spirit "shoots down power" from heaven to help us.

Told by the father, but often in Colton's own words, the disarmingly simple message is heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and be ready, there is a coming last battle.

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Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent


Simply put, this is a book that everyone should read. If you have ever wondered about whether or not heaven is real, the story of four year old Colton Burpo will take you along a journey that will likely change how you feel about eternity. With the simple glimpse at heaven through the eyes of a child, I know that I will never think of heaven again in the same way.

I loved how Colton described meeting Jesus, and his grandpa "Pop". He later described things that a four year old would have no concept of in his short years. Over and over again, his parents were surprised by the incredible details that Colton shared about his experiences.

Seeing the cover of this book might make you wonder how a little boy could possibly be taken on a journey like this one, but after reading this book, I believe it all.

Heaven is for Real is an absolutely incredible story!

Disclosure: Book has been provided courtesy of Thomas Nelson and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.  Available at your favourite bookseller from Thomas Nelson.

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