Sunday, August 7, 2011

A Peek at Heaven

Heaven is For Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of his Trip to Heaven and Back

If you're a lifelong believer in God, you should read this book.
If you're a staunch atheist, you should read this book.
If you are afraid God might be a grown up version of the Tooth Fairy, you should read this book.
If you've ever lost a baby, you should read this book.

If you've ever wondered:
Does God exist?
What does Jesus look like?
What are people wearing in heaven?
Can we fly once we get there?
Who will we see in heaven?
Who is seated on the left side of God?
What does the Holy Spirit look like?
Are there children in heaven?
Are there pets in heaven?
Is heaven for real?

...then you should read this book.

It took me less than one day and will stay with me for the rest of my life.


  1. Hi Cyndi,

    I've come via LinkedIn Aspiring Writers group. Great blog! I'm now following you on Networked blogs too.

  2. First, I am a believer. So, I am not in the least put off by a young boy's "experience" with Heaven. What I regret is that this experience was obviously the cumulative effect of Sunday School teachings, parental conversations, and a child's observations over time. (It took months, if not years, for the full story to be revealed by the boy.) This is Heaven the way a child would see it. One in which Jesus looks like the paintings of him, you get to see all your dead relatives, and the cast from the Bible stops by for a curtain call. It trivializes what is likely a Heaven so grand and complex that the human mind cannot comprehend it. It's not a bad story, but it plays into non-believers' idea of believers: that we are simple-minded, non-questioning children.