Monday, February 27, 2012

Recommended Reading: Heaven Is For Real

After I discovered that I can read books for grown-ups, I borrowed "Heaven Is For Real" from a friend.  It's one of those books that I've heard people talk about but never had the time to read it for myself.  This book is amazing.

Here's a little description from
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.
Told by the father, but often in Colton's own words, the disarmingly simple message is heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and be ready, there is a coming last battle.
This book is a bit intense at times.  It is written so well that you feel this father's anguish as his son is ill and near death.  This book was easy to read through, but I did have to put it down at times so I could kiss my children and let my emotions recover.

I think this book can speak to anyone.  It's a great reminder to everyone that there's more to life than the day-to-day.   I truly believe that Heaven is for real, and this book offers real evidence to anyone who is still questioning.


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