Monday, April 15, 2013

Book 2 1/2: Heaven is For Real

Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent tells the story of Todd's son Colton and his near death experience.  Colton was only four at the time so his recounting of his experience has an innocent, very matter of fact child likeness about it.  The telling of this very amazing story  unfolded in the months and years after Colton's experience.  Colton explains heaven in a comforting and very faith building way without the fear and guilt sometimes heard in traditional teachings.
The book is short (hence my 1/2 numbering) and filled with family pictures.  It's well worth the read time.  There is actually a web site associated with this story here.  A ministry has been built around Colton's story of heaven.  It truly touches the child in us all.


  1. I read this book in a few hours. Unheard of for me with recreational reading. I would highly recommend this book as well!

  2. Have you read Five People You Meet in Heaven, by Mitch Albom? It has been on my top five list of great books ever since I first read it.