Review: Heaven is for Real

Heaven is for Real

By: Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

 Heaven is for Real is a father’s personal account of his four-year old son Colton’s near death experience.  It chronicles the events leading up to Colton’s hospital stay through his casual unveiling of a supernatural experience.

An incredibly easy read, I was able to complete this book in a matter of hours and not miss a single thing!  The emotion and passion of both the subject and the author jump off the page in a manner that allows the reader to experience all the heartache, joy, confusion, and triumph of a father’s journey through pain and deliverance.

The sheer wonderment of this book almost made me feel like four-year old Colton as I read through his innocent description of heaven, Jesus, and his experiences there.

The sheer shock and awe made me feel like his parents as I heard vivid, yet simple descriptions of Scriptural things no four-year old would know.

The book ended much too soon for me.  I found myself wanting to interview Colton, his dad, the doctors – I wanted to know more, see more, through Colton’s eyes.  Maybe I’ll read the sequel on the other side of Eternity!

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Author: Darren Sutton

I've been in student ministry nearly 30 years…which generally just confirms how much I still don't know. Some days I'm the pizza-eating, over-responding, teaching-on-the-fly, desperate-for-volunteers, frustrated-with-co-workers youth leader that we all are. And sometimes…I knock it out of the park. I'm everywhere on social media that you are!

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