The book “Heaven is for Real” by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent is the account of a remarkable journey that Todd’s son, Colton, took to Heaven when he was four years old. With the innocence of a child, he slowly reveals to his parents over a period of a year what it was that he saw in Heaven. Todd, a pastor, knows that what Colton is saying is true because it lines up perfectly with what the Bible says–and Todd also knows that there is no way his four-year old son could possibly know those passages of scripture! Colton also reveals things that he was never told, which astounds his parents and also authenticates his experience.
I have read many books about Heaven, including one other book by a man who went to Heaven for 90 minutes (Don Piper). And each time I read about Heaven, my heart is filled with wonder and with anticipation. I can’t wait to be with Jesus someday! This book filled my heart with such joy, such hope, such excitement for what is to come because of the simplicity of the message and the child-like perspective that is presented.
The authors did an incredible job of portraying true and deep emotion throughout the entire book in such a way that it makes you hurt alongside the family during the trials that come, and it makes you rejoice with them when things get better! Such authentic writing only adds depth to an already incredible adventure.
I highly recommend this book. Period. Everyone should read this book, Christian or not! Heaven is for real, and there’s only one way to get there–by knowing and loving Jesus. I can’t wait to pass this book along!
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