Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Heaven is For Real- By Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

A Little Boy's Astounding story of his trip to Heaven and Back.

Five days after his appendix bursts, 4 year-old Colten is rushed to emergency surgery. Later he describes to his parents sitting with Jesus while watching his operation, meeting his great-grandfather in heaven, and other details he could not possibly know.

This book was very interesting. I enjoyed the simple perspective on Heaven from a child's point of view, and the fact that God could use a 4 year old boy to tell others about Heaven. The boy's father, Todd Burpo, is a pastor who believes his son really was in Heaven, and claims Colten's story matches the Biblical account of Heaven.

Though I had my doubts on whether or not this story was true, it's hard to beileve a child of this age would be able to make up such an account.  It seemed like a miracle that Colten was able to remember so many details, especially months after the experience, when he recalls what happened. This is not a typical book on Heaven simply because of the unique perspective from a child.

Disclaimer: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Booksneeze.com Book Review Blogger program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.