#56 Haven is for Real

Heaven Is for Real is the true story of the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn’t know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear.

Colton said he met his miscarried sister, whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born, then shared impossible-to-know details about each. He describes the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how “reaaally big” God and his chair are, and how the Holy Spirit “shoots down power” from heaven to help us.

Told by the father, but often in Colton’s own words, the disarmingly simple message is heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and be ready, there is a coming last battle.

I loved the story and I couldn’t put the book down last night and it was way more than just what was told about heaven (according to a 4-year-old boy Colton). Like the author, I never really thought about heaven and what it would be like other than what we can imagine from the Bible so it was quite fun and interesting to think about it and imagine what it would be like for me to visit heaven.

I do believe that our little boy we lost last year is in heaven and I do hope he’s having fun “up there” with his grandpas and yes, of course Jesus and angels.

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