2 Stars Out Of 5
January 29, 2013
I read this after seeing the interview on the 700 club, seeing all the great reviews, and having friends recommend it. Heaven Is For Real is about a boy named Colton who nearly died at 3 years old, and had a "vision" in the process (did not lose vital signs in hospital). This book is interesting to read, in fact, it was hard to put down. However, that is the only reason I gave it 2 stars. This book is filled with lots of little things that "didn't feel right" to me. Like other people have said already there are many things in this book that just do not seem to line up with the Bible. When seeking information we should always go to the Bible which is infallible and true, and talk to Him in prayer. It is wonderful that God performed a miracle in allowing Colton to live, and it is wonderful to see how God loves us enough to do things like that. I would not recommend this book for anyone who is looking for comfort because of loss or to an unbeliever. I also would not allow a child to read the version of this that is made for kids. Before buying this it is a good idea to sit down with the Lord and see what He would have you do.