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Top 7+1 Books About Heaven

By June 24, 2011

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Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
My summer reading is now in full swing. On a recent trip, I read Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo. I quickly realized I would have to add this title to my Top 7 Books About Heaven list. (Yes, there are now eight books on my top seven books about heaven list, but I decided to keep the original title because I like the catchy rhyme.)

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.

Top 7 Books About Heaven

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August 31, 2006 at 1:08 am
(1) chris36 says:

Heaven indeed is the most fascinating and most magical place. You have one interesting blog. You make us realize that no matter how chaotic the world is, heavens’ doors always open for us all.

June 4, 2008 at 11:49 am
(2) MARIE says:


June 24, 2011 at 2:10 am
(3) Sue says:

Keep reading… You need to get your list to eleven. ;-)

June 24, 2011 at 7:57 am
(4) Mary says:

He, he. Good idea!

January 21, 2012 at 7:59 am
(5) Raju says:

In This World,we have skin Allergies Like Dandruff,Fungal infections,& Cold,& communicable Diseases & Wrinkles & old Age.
GOD Gave Us Birth in this polluted world,to we understand the ‘value’ of ‘HEAVEN’.
*Don’t Take Life so seriously,this Life is not permanent*
*Death is a Release,Death is not punishment*
*Death is a ‘comma(,)’,Death is not ‘full stop(.)’ of our Life*

February 14, 2013 at 9:50 am
(6) Jeremy says:

I could not get my son to read in 5th grade so let him read Heaven is for real. He read the whole book in about 2 weeks and loved it.

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