Thursday, January 20, 2011
HEAVEN IS FOR REAL
I just finished reading Heaven is For Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent. Now, I'm not one to read or put a lot of stock in the whole "I went to Heaven and this is what it's like" type of book. The reason I was interested in this particular book is I saw it on a friend's facebook post. I took a closer look at the post and discovered it was about the experience of her nephew. Wow! I had a connection. I also know the boy's uncle. After talking with Sis, I found out that she went to college with Todd Burpo and the boy's relatives I know. So, I picked up the book on Saturday and was totally blown away by the content. It tells the story of, then, four-year-old Colton who has an emergency apendectomy and, while his life hangs in the balance, visits Heaven. Colton doesn't tell the entire story all at once. The story unfolds over a longer period of time as he share bits and pieces of the experience with his parents through the course of everyday life. I don't want to give away any details because the entire book is amazing. Yes, I believe in Heaven. This book has given me a new perspective on Heaven and a renewed sense of awe about the incredible God I love and serve. For more info on the book, check out heavenisforreal.net.