Monday, February 27, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: Heaven is for Real

Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent is an amazing story involving his 4-year-old son, Colton. Colton was extremely sick and the doctors kept saying he had the flu because of test results. His parents finally decided to take him to a different hospital and there they took x-rays. They were shocked at the results; Colton’s appendix had ruptured and he needed immediate surgery. It had been leaking poison into his system for 5 days.

Colton almost died and during this time he made a trip to heaven and sat on Jesus’ lap. Following his recovery after he was at home he casually mentioned that he was with Jesus. He explained in detail what his mom and dad were doing during this time. He also mentioned his older sister from a miscarriage his mom had that he knew nothing about. There were many details that Colton related over a period of time, which you can discover by reading the book.

I highly recommend this book. Children are innocent and see things that we do not. Who are we to say this is false and did not happen. I believe with all my heart this little boy had a heavenly experience. I truly believe innocent children can experience things we cannot. This is a great read for everyone!

You can click here for more information at the Thomas Nelson Publishing page.

I received this book free from Book Sneeze as part of their Blogger Review program for Thomas Nelson Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

until next time... nel


  1. Heard about this. Sounds interesting.

  2. I have this book, but haven't read it yet. I've heard it's really good--and interesting.

  3. I loved this book and I believe every little bit of it! Heaven is for real.

  4. I'm sure the book is a hit.
    What could be more interesting than a combination of child's innocence, medical urgency, and heavenly sights?!

  5. This sounds like something I would really enjoy reading. I'm a little more picky with my reading choices since I don't have time to read as much as I used to.

  6. As a Christian, this book has changed my life and strengthened my faith. It will definitely give you a lot to consider and you may rethink your attitude on the role and importance of prayer, among other things. Very interesting read!