Thursday, November 3, 2011

Review - Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo

Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
Released: November 1, 2011
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Age Group: Adult
Pages: 192 Pages
Format: Hardback
Source: Publisher
Rating: 5/5
Authors Site: Todd Burpo
Burpo, a Wesleyan pastor in rural Nebraska, recounts the story of his son's mystic vision of heaven while the youngster was suffering from a near-fatal illness in the spring of 2003.

My mother told me a co-worker recommended this book to her and I was so thrilled when Thomas Nelson sent it to me for review even though I was skeptical of it a bit at first thinking like everybody else that this was another one of "those" books but was soon on a journey with the Burpo family as Todd gives us a blow by blow outline of events that lead up to his bizarre conversations with his son. It is told thru Colton's words (a childs words) and is simple to understand and just a beautiful heartwarming story of what he saw in Heaven.

Did Colton really see Heaven or is this just another elaborate ploy to make a quick buck (a work of pure fiction)? We may never know but I do know that we must have Faith and that sometimes Faith is blind and we just have to simply believe things we cant see with our own eyes. When all is said and done it really doesn't matter if this book is fact or fiction the message is still the same which is Heaven is for Real!


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