"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will."
George Bernard Shaw

Friday, February 18, 2011

Heaven is for Real

Look at that little boy's face!!! I want to pinch it!

This is one of the best books I've ever read. Worth every penny of the $16.99. And all 5 hours it took me to read its 154 little pages. Here's the description from the book's website (where I also got the photo): 

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.
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.
Fact about me: I believe in ghosts, spirits, UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, dinosaurs--things that half the population seem to believe in, while the other half stares as us like we're crazy and tries not to make sudden movements in our presence. What fun is life if you think we've got it all figured out, and that there are no more mysteries left in the universe? I'm a very practical person, very science-minded on a lot of issues, but I just think that sometimes there are things that can't be explained by anything that we have access to or know about today. I'm totally okay with this! 

Nessie is totally out there!! (via)
And, the paragraph above is why I don't watch movies like this Paranormal Activity. Why I can't even watch previews of it. Because I truly believe that stuff can and does happen. In the spirit of full disclosure I'll let you know that I was searching google for images of Paranormal Activity THE MOVIE to insert here and ended up with such creepy photos of the movie and other things that I quickly typed "kittens" just to get the images off the screen. And may or may not now have nightmares this evening. (I have a very active imagination.)

So it should come as no surprise then that I believe in God, and that there is a heaven, and found this to be an incredible, inspiring story. I want to read more things about heaven, and more books about the research behind out of body experiences during medical procedures. (People who reviewed the book have some really wonderful books out themselves!) 

Regardless of what you believe, this is a really funny little book. Colton is now about 11, but I wish I could have met him at age 4. What a precocious, intelligent child. 

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a lovely story! Thanks for sharing this book. :)


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