Heaven is for Real coverAfter holding on to this book for a while, I finally starting reading it. Reviewing Heaven Is For Real presents a few challenges, and at first I wasn’t quite sure I wanted to tackle them.  For one thing, who am I to question what appears to be the sincere experiences of a small child?  Furthermore, I can hear the rebuttals of “You’re reading this as a theologian, but Colton was only a little child.  He sees it differently, and more simply.”

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.

Who would be blessed by this book? I’d honestly say almost anyone. If you’ve recently lost a loved one or maybe you are a mother who has lost a child to miscarriage. You can find something here that will warm your heart and quite possibly help ease your pain. This book is a sweet, touching, and amazing story. I think you’ll be blessed by it.