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.
There is something beautiful about a story told through a child’s eyes. The story was touching, and, at a few points, had me in tears. Colton Burpo died while in surgery, and was brought back to life. (See why I had tears?) This happened when he was only four years old. (….more tears?) In those short, yet long moments, Colton makes a trip to heaven, and lives to tell his parents all the details.
The descriptions have you imagining heaven, as if you are right there with him. There are pictures and corresponding Bible verses for almost all of the memories Colton shares with the reader. There are also pictures of Colton’s family, which helps the reader connect on a personal level.
I would recommend this book to anyone, whether you are going through a rough time, a happy time or just need to touch up on your beliefs. It will answer some questions you may have, and leave you wanting to know more.
I was sent a copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions are 100% mine.