Thursday, February 16, 2012

Heaven is for Real.

I finished Heaven is for Real in a day! It's very short and easy to read. I didn't want to read this at first, because I thought it was just another book describing a person's "trip" to heaven. However, that's not the case at all. I had heard many people talking about how good this book was, so I decided to try it.

I must say, the first 5-7 chapters are extremely BORING. So, if you decided to read this, be warned. Once it gets going, though, you won't be able to put it down.

The story revolves around a little boy (4 at the time) who had his appendix burst for 5 days before the doctors realized what it was. During his surgery he recounts his meeting with Jesus to his dad.

I won't give away too many details, but the little boy, Colton, tells his journey to heaven to his father or anyone who asks. All of the details he gives match up perfectly with the Bible. He even claims to meet his sister whom he had never met. His parents had a miscarriage years before he was born and obviously never told him about it -- yet Colton is able to tell his parents all about her.

His parents show him pictures of Jesus (there are many in the world) -- and none ever seemed to satisfy him. He would always say what was wrong with the ones he was shown. A couple of years after his surgery, Colton's dad got an email from someone about a little girl who also said she has seen heaven. The girl had an uncanny ability to paint beautiful paintings from the age of 4. She had painted one of Jesus.
Colton's dad found the picture and showed it to Colton, expecting him to find something wrong with it. Colton stared at it in silence for a while and then said "there's nothing wrong with that one."

It's such an itneresting book that totally changes your perspective on heaven and, surprisingly enough, makes you really believe heaven is for real!

Here is the video of that little girl

I write too much on these things. Sorry! Enjoy :)

1 comment:

  1. Great book! It made me cry, though. :( I can't imagine how it would feel to be that boy's parents when he was going thru surgery. Definitely makes you think!