Book Review

Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

This book is absolutely amazing.  It took me 3 days to read it.  I didn’t want to put it down.

This is about a family in Nebraska who’s father is a pastor.  Colton, the son, is 4 years old and becomes sick with the stomache flu.  He gets better and they go to Colorado.  While in Colorado Colton ends up getting sick again.  They go home to Nebraska and Colton gets worse.  They take him to the local hospital who say they are doing everything they can for him.  They end up taking him to a bigger hospital 90 minutes away 5 days later and they find out his appendix has burst and he has infection in his body.  They have to do surgery on him.  Two days later Colton is back to his normal self.  Months and years later Colton ends up telling his parents, in bits and pieces, that while he was in surgery he went to Heaven and sat on Jesus’s lap.  He describes what heaven is like, that he sees God, Jesus, his unborn sister, his great-grandfather (who he never met), and Satan.

I am a Christian and I have always thought and dreamed about what Heaven is like.  This book absolutely gives you a glimpse of what Heaven is like and makes you want to make sure that you have Jesus in your heart.  There is no way into Heaven except through Jesus.

Reading this book made me cry, I was astonished and I was absolutely amazed at God’s great work.  If you believe in God, if you question anything about God or if you don’t believe in God, this is a book to read.  This is an amazing book and it touched me in my heart.  In fact, my children are going to read this book.  This is one that everyone should read.


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