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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

My Review of "Heaven is For Real"

From the first couple of pages of "Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back" by Todd Burpo,& Lynn Vincent, I was drawn in, I could not put the story down. The story is well told and just grips you deep inside your soul.
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. He tells of meeting his sister that was miscarried of whom he was never told any details about from his parents, and a Grandfather that he had never met, who had died 30 years prior. He goes on to tell of other incredible things he experienced while being dead for those three short minutes, including sitting on Jesus' lap and hearing the angels sing.
This story is told by Todd Burpo,the father, but often in Colton's own words.
What I found to be true is that even if a the father were to have embellished on Colton's recollection of his visit to Heaven, so that you were to have doubts, then you would have to have doubts about your faith and the Bible and what God's word says. This story was nothing short of AMAZING!!!
When I finished reading it, I was so deeply moved I wanted to buy copies for my friends and family.
I do recommend it for all to read, sceptics included!! I dare you to believe!!

1 comment:

UK said...

Heaven is For Real, is the (supposed) account of Colton Burpo - son of Todd Burpo, a pastor in Imperial Nebraska. When I use the word "supposed" in parentheses above, I do not wish to imply that there is any kind of fraud being perpetrated in this story. I use it only because a lot of what is reported in the book (beyond the verifiable historical facts), is all dependent upon what may or may not be the genuine experience, or dreams, or hallucinations or combinations of these - of 4 year old Colton Burpo. I do not use it either to impugn the sincerity of the Burpo family in any way. I use it because "experiences" are tricky things. And how we interpret our experiences may or may not be accurate. And herein rests a key problem with this little -quick reading and fun book.