Saturday, 11 February 2012

Death. Questions about. And what happens after...Heaven is for Real

Have you ever wondered about what happens when you die? 
Is there/can there really be life after death?  
What is heaven like?

These are not questions that are easy to answer.

So reading ‘Heaven is for REAL (my emphasis)  – was a long-held ambition. Ever since I had heard about Colton Burpo’s near-death experience as a 4 year old boy, I wanted to hear the whole story. This book does what it says on the tin.

The story unfolds just as it happened to Colton and his family. After Colton didn’t die – the medical records state so quite clearly – he started to talk about his experience in heaven.  He didn’t sit down and relate a wonderful, out-of-his-imagination typical four year old’s story. Instead, far more convincingly, small pieces of information kept cropping up in conversation: in four year old language. Colton had met ‘Jesus’ cousin’ (he didn’t remember his name).  Jesus had told Colton to be ‘nice’.  Jesus had ‘markers’ on him – discussion showed these to be the marks on Jesus’  hands and feet which, to a four year old, looked as if someone had drawn with felt tip marker pens.  In heaven, Colton met his great-grandfather and unborn sister – who had died before Colton was born.  Colton couldn’t recognize the Jesus he had met in any pictorial representation of Jesus – until he saw a picture painted by another little girl who had had a similar experience.  As his father Todd carefully examines Colton’s experiences in the light of Biblical knowledge, he is amazed at the accuracy of everything Colton relates.

Sometimes there can be a degree of scepticism about accounts such as these.  Yet Colton’s experience rings true on every page.  Read it.  You will be drawn into Colton’s world – and that’s a wonderful place to be.

Life.  ‘Death’.  And some answers.

Heaven is for Real Deluxe EditionI was given this book in exchange for a review by Booksneeze. So glad to have read it.
I review for BookSneeze®

PS since reading this book, I came across this critical review.

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