Monday, May 09, 2011

Heaven is for Real: Book Review

Title: Heaven is for Real

Author: Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

Pages: 162

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Favorite Quote: "Yes, Mommy, I remember," he said. "Thats where the angels sang to me."

Heaven is for Real is a book that you will only want to read if you are ready to cry.  I think that crying is good for the soul for everyone (even though I struggle with it) and therefore I recommend this book to everyone!  If you have ever had a question in your mind about the existence of heaven I think this book will help you to find some compelling evidence from the mind of a young child.

The story is about a 3 year old boy who visited heaven while in surgery.  I don't want to give away the entire story about what the family endures while their son is in the hospital or they pain they experience but I think the read is worth it.  I understand that the thought of heaven can be a tough thing to speak of but I also think that we need to think towards heaven and not just about getting there ourselves.  I think we live in a society that needs the hope of Christ in their life!

On a personal note it really brought up some emotions inside me that struck deep when our daughter was in the hospital and the pain that Charity and I endured in that time in our lives.  The book brought tears to my eyes just thinking about my little girl sitting in the NICU and the pain from that.  I truly felt with the dad who was enduring this painful situation.

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