Book Review

Perhaps you’ve heard of the Burpo family?  They have a truly astounding story to share about their son, Colton.  He has told his parents about his trip to heaven and back.  They have written it down with the hopes of sharing this glimpse with all its readers. This particular version is a book for kids, written in first-person storytelling, including beautiful illustrations.  In a word, this book is fantastic.

During an emergency operation at three years old, Colton Burpo had an experience few people have in this life: he was able to see Jesus and visit heaven.  As he began to share, they were certain he could not have known such intricate and biblically accurate details with having witnessed them firsthand.

Colton now shares his experience with children so they, too, can have comfort, joy, and wonder of knowing that heaven is indeed real and that Jesus really, really loves them!

This book provides parents with a guide for talking with their children about heaven and includes Scripture references and a Q & A section.  I have truly enjoyed reading this with my children, here is what they have to say about it:

11 year old – I like the part about no pain.

8 year old – I like the beautiful colors and the picture of Jesus

6 year old – I like all the animals in heaven and the horse especially.

I give this book 5 out of 5!  Great gift idea for any parent as we approach the holiday season.

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through Thomas Nelson book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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