Review of 'Heaven is for real' by Todd Burpo
"Sometimes laughter is the only way to process happiness"
Author: Todd Burpo
Price: $ 9.35
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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. The family didn't know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear.
Colton said he met his miscarried sister, whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born, then shared impossible-to-know details about each. He describes the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how "reaaally big" God and his chair are, and how the Holy Spirit "shoots down power" from heaven to help us.
„Heaven is for real“ was perfect. The story of Colton is impressing. All the time while reading (I finished it in one day btw) I had in mind that the story is true. First I didn’t know that the author is the father of Colton but I realized that in the prologue. Because he is a Pastor it isn’t unbelievable that the parents believe him immediately when the boy starts talking about heaven and the things he saw.
That Colton is 4 years old you can see in the kind with which he describes the things. And it doesn’t sound made up. When someone would tell me this stuff I would, like his parents, hesitate for a moment but actually it sounds plausible.
I like it that the parents don’t ask her son all their questions about his adventures in heaven at once but slowly in many situations to make him feel comfortable.
I’ll definitely reread this book for some times because the story of this family is so staggering!
Source of Plot:https://www.amazon.com/Heaven-Real-Little-Astounding-Story/dp/0849946158/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493231485&sr=1-1&keywords=heaven+is+for+real