As I read Heaven is for Real, I kept thinking about different people I wanted to give it to. When I completed the book, I thought excitedly, Every Christian ought to read this! It's about a four-year-old boy, Colton, who has a near-death experience. In the months following, he begins to share snippets of this experience with his parents, who are stunned by what their little boy reveals.
The true story was so moving, at times I had to stop and just marvel as I worshiped the Lord. I could easily relate to the characters. The narrative flowed with a casual, conversational, and humorous style that I thoroughly enjoyed. There was nothing artificial or spiritually contrived about this family.
Colton's story is told through the eyes of his father, Todd Burpo, the senior pastor of a small Wesleyan church in Nebraska. He's down-to-earth, and his book is incredibly uplifting in light of what we know about heaven in Scripture. It's a short, easy read. And that's good, because you may not be able to put it down.
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