Last week, I read Heaven Is For Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo. It’s a little boys account of his trip to Heaven when he briefly passed away on an operating table as told by his Father. It’s a very interesting and very sweet story. I mean, regardless of whether or not you believe in Heaven, it’s an amazing story. This little boys appendix ruptured, but through the misdiagnosis of doctors, he went 5 days before finally being operated on. 5 DAYS. 5 days of poison coursing through his little body. And he lived. It’s incredible.
I have to be honest, there were certain parts of the book I felt were heavily influenced by Colton’s father, Todd who is a pastor. Not enough to make me feel like Colton wasn’t telling the truth, but there were definitely parts I felt sounded more like an adult talking about Heaven and less like a child. Having said that, there were also many parts that very much sounded like a child talking about Heaven and there was a lot in this book that was very compelling. I have to say, this kid is absolutely amazing, not only his strength but also his very sweet outlook on life and Heaven. As an adult (or you know as much of an adult as I’ll ever be) I can sometimes be a bit cynical, but this book reminded me what seeing the world as a child is like and the innocence and hope I used to feel. Overall, I just felt like this was a very sweet and heartfelt book.
What are you kids reading this week?