10/19/2011

Book Review Of Heaven Is For Real By Todd Burpo With Lynn Vincent

Little 4 year old Colton Burpo's family is left stunned as he begins to describe heaven and the people he encountered there with an accuracy that should be impossible for a 4 year old child. Colton has a message for his family about his encounters, and questions for his daddy whom is a Pastor at a local church. I have to be honest when I first agreed to review this book I had my doubts, even as a Christian it was hard for me to wrap my mind around a 4 year old telling his story about heaven.
But after I got deeper into the book, it was actually little scary to hear a four year old as he described meeting his unborn sister and great-grandfather, and what Jesus looked like, and little Colton was determined to be heard about his experience in heaven. Fact or fiction? Still not sure how I really feel about the facts of the book itself.

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.” I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program.


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6 comments:

  1. I've heard several say this book is wonderful but as a non-christian, I don't feel comfortable reading it.

    Joyce
    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  2. Joyce you don't have to be a Christian to read this book. It is for anyone to read honestly.

    Have a wonderful and blessed day Joyce :)

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  3. I was not impressed by this book at all. It reads like an advertisement for Christian beliefs. Most of the boy's dialog reads like it was coming out of an adult's mouth trying to sound like a child. Pure proselytizing, I feel.

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  4. Doug, I felt the same way. That is why I said fact or fiction? But it is not just for Christians to read is what I was explaining to Joyce. I just felt very un-easy about the writing of the book, I have a 4 year old grandson and I tried so hard to imagine him saying something like this. BUt I also had to ask myself how much I believe in miracles?

    Thank you for your feedback, have a blessed weekend :)

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  5. Doug comment confirms what I suspected. I'm happy with my religion and don't care to read something that's going to push Jesus down my throat. I repeat, it's not a book for non-Christians.

    Joyce
    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  6. My husband read this one but I didn't. His review is here if interested: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2011/04/heaven-is-for-real-by-todd-burpo-with.html

    I did, however, read "The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven" written by Kevin and Alex Malarkey (father and son) that I liked a lot and recommend! Here's my review if it: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2010/10/boy-who-came-back-from-heaven-by-kevin.html

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