Many stories herein are subject to the faulty, and sometimes creative, memory of the blog owner and should not be taken as factual, although the names and events are real! Kind of.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Read this Book! Heaven is for Real

Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo is the story of his four year old son's visit to heaven.

Colton sees himself floating above the operating table during an emergency surgery and views his dad praying for him in the waiting room.  His family didn't know what to think about his story but as he continues to describe of his near-death experience, they believe that the impossible is possible--their little boy really visited heaven!  He told about meeting his miscarried sister, of whom he had no knowledge of before the incident.  He describes his great-grandfather who died long before he was born, the amazing horse Jesus rides and the really big chair God has.

I've been hearing about this book for awhile and when Les came home Monday and said we had to buy it, who was I to argue?  I downloaded it to Kindle and he has been engrossed in it since he read the first page (or should I say screen?).  I offered to be self-sacrificing and let him read it on my Kindle but he's been reading it on the Kindle app on his phone.  

I would normally never 'review' a book I haven't read myself, but I think if it is good enough to keep my "I hate to read" husband engrossed even in the checkout line at Wal-Mart, it's gotta be a pretty good book!  I even had to cook supper by myself cause he had his nose stuck in a book!

I guess the secret to raising a reader (at any age!) might be to get the cool format.

Oh--and find the right book of course!


Delyn said...

I enjoyed this book, too... Had my nose stuck in it for a couple of days...

I kept hoping to read something that someone had not yet shared with me... But, all the best parts had already been shared by avid recommenders!

I became an avid recommender - I just try not to TELL all about it in my recommendation...

Hope you enjoy it when you get your turn!

Shannon said...

I'm almost finished with this one myself. Three different people recommended it to me last week and one finally put the book in my hands. It is good, but it pales in comparison to my most recent Kindle favorite, Redeeming Love. Which, btw, you absolutely HAVE to read. :)

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