I hadn’t had the chance to read this story when it first came out. This is a true don’t miss. I can’t wait for the movie to be released, which I understand is to be in April 2014.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Heaven is for Real – a Special Movie Edition by Todd Burpo
The cover of this book says it all… “A little boy’s astounding story of his trip to Heaven and back.
I had heard bits and pieces of this young boys (Colton Burpo) story from interviews on the 700 Club and other programs, but I had not had the chance to read his story. I was excited to get the chance to review this book. To say that this story is “astounding” is an understatement. This book took my emotions on a roller coaster ride and didn’t let go until the last page. The author, also a Pastor and Colton’s father, has an ability to relate his story as Colton’s father from his son’s near death illness, to the discovery of Colton’s trip to Heaven and back that is truly a gift. I was totally drawn in by this story and I did not think it implausible. It is a simple and heartwarming story that just might answer some questions for those who wonder if Heaven is real… In the wide-eyed innocence of a 4 year old, yes it is. And in Colton’s words…”He had to have Jesus in his heart! He had to know Jesus or he can’t get into Heaven!” (page 57) That should give us all something to ponder.
Since I had not read the original “Heaven is for Real” book, I can only assume that this edition differs in that it contains several chapters at the end of the book that relate to the Heaven is for Real movie that is in production. I am glad that I had the change to read this blessed story and I am looking forward to the movie.
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