Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"Heaven is For Real" By Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

The tag line on this unforgettable story says "A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back." Astounding does not begin to cover it. This story is amazing, I could not tear myself away from it, reading it cover to cover in one sitting. Regardless of your Religion, belief system, or convictions, this story will touch you. Colton Burpo was three years old when he spent his "three minutes" in Heaven. He came back with amazing details, information, and a testimony of God's love for each of us. There were many times while reading this story that I literally felt the Holy Spirit testifying of it's truthfulness.

It is interesting to read Colton's description of Heaven, God, and Jesus Christ and see it through his eyes. His words are those of a child who knows the truthfulness of what he is saying. He is not concerned with "making sense," or explaining in theological terms, because he is simply stating facts. There is no doubt in my mind that Colton saw Heaven- From his accurate descriptions of things and people he had never seen, to his ability to articulate things he could not have understood. I feel blessed from having read this story. It is amazing to me that our Heavenly Father loves us enough to provide these kinds of glimpses at eternity. I would recommend this book for anyone and everyone on your Christmas list.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

1 comment:

  1. I have 4 kids, from 17 to 4, and I maintain this belief: little kids up to the age of about 5 to 7, have a special, direct-line, HOV lane, communication channel with God. We all do, we just forget about it as we "grow". I have received my fair share of messages from God from my kids.. ( or, as I call them :theology lessons from a 4 years old.. ) Yeah, the book is awesome.