"HEAVEN IS FOR REAL" Review
is for Real!
Heaven is for Real is about a child who almost dies from a burst appendix in 2003…or
does he actually die? According to the doctors, his vital statistics proved he
was alive during the three minutes he left his body and visited Jesus in
Colton Burpo was almost four years old. He was too
young to have been trained to lie about the many things he saw in heaven.
Child-like innocence comprehended and recalled those three minutes as a longer
experience, for during that time Colton sat on Jesus’ lap, played with his sister
(who had died after a 2-month pregnancy but had grown into childhood in
heaven), watched his father in the future fighting the devil with a sword, got
to know his grandfather who now looked like a young father-figure, and saw his
parents grieving for him in two other rooms in the hospital.
He described Jesus’ hair, the garment he wore, the
blue sash across his chest, and a face that was not captured by any past artist…his
father showed him many famous paintings. Only another child who had the
capability of painting realistically was able to capture the real Jesus,
because Akiane Kramarik, a Lithuanian-American girl, had also experienced
visits to heaven. Colton identified her artwork as the true Jesus.
Heaven is For Real is also portrayed in a
You-Tube movie, but you won’t hear it all in that film. You need to read the
book! You also won’t be able to envision the colors Colton and Akiane saw in
heaven. They were indescribable, but the children did a pretty good job talking
Colton’s father (the author) is a minister. He experienced some humbling moments as his son calmly, and ‘out of the blue’ talked about heaven. You will be humbled, too, as was I. Oh, what a wonderful place awaits us in heaven. Our Lord really does love us!