Sunday, June 5, 2011

Review: An Unbelievable True Story

"Heaven is for Real"
By Toddy Burpo with Lynn Vincent
This story is totally unbelievable , but just has to be true!! I was amazed at the details and truth packed into this small paperback book!!
The title says it all!!  A little boy, at the tender age of almost four, experiences  heaven , as we have never heard it described before. Colton has a very difficult to diagnose health problem that his parents fight to have taken care of.  It should NOT have been hard to figure out , with all his symptoms, but I do believe all the events that happened in this little boy's life, occurred for a purpose. Colton undergoes an emergency appendectomy and  his parents rejoice with his miraculous survival, as he is in very rough shape, and encounters every imaginable complication.
The miracle of the whole story is that Colton, when he recovers, begins to tell a story, that is both beautiful and almost unbelievable, detailing his trip to heaven and back. Colton tells of leaving his body for a time and accurately describes what they are doing at that exact moment- although he could not possibly know without divine intervention. Throughout the book, this young boy relates stories told to him by people he met in heaven , who had died long before he was born, sharing those events that occurred before his birth. He completely astonishes everyone with his matter of fact attitude of sitting on Jesus  knee, how really, really big God is, the angels and how much God loves us. It has been a long time since a book has made me think this much of what heaven is really like!!  In Colton's words, "In heaven, no one is old, sick  or wears glasses."  

Colton portrays, with his descriptions, things that appear in the Bible, however , this child can not yet read, so would not know these things. They are far beyond a little one's comprehension.
I do believe everyone should read this book!! It changes the way you think of eternity ,and the chance to believe like a child. You WILL see your loved ones again. As the Bible states, "A little child shall lead them" and this is what it is all about. All I can say about this book is WOW!!
It is a great example to all of us about faith and belief.
This book was provided for review by Graf- Martin Communications, Inc. published by Thomas Nelson, now available at your favourite book sellers.

1 comment:

  1. I just finished this book. I want to believe it is true but there is a part of me that just doesn't know! I guess that is the skeptic in me. I am a Christian and I know we are suppose to be careful what we read and what we want to be true. So...I'm still thinking on this one!