The first time I saw this book was on vacation in a Barnes & Noble bookstore. I picked it up, read the back, and immediately decided I needed to put myself on hold for this book at the library when I got home. Well I did and I was about 6th or 7th in line for it.
When it finally came in, I reluctantly gave it up to my mother who requested to read it first. I was, after all, in the middle of another book at the time. I ended up finishing my book about a day later and picked up "Heaven Is For Real" to start on my break at work. Well, let's just say I was mesmerized for about a day and half. *Shhh!* Don't tell my mom.... I took breaks during school to read. *sheepish grin*
I don't want to give too many spoilers, but the Sunday after we sang two songs in church that have a profoundly different meaning to me now: "It Is Well With My Soul" and "You're Beautiful" (Phil Wickham).
"And Lord, haste the day, when my faith shall be sight
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll
The trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend
Even so, it is well with my soul"
"I see Your face, You're beautiful, You're beautiful, You're beautiful
I see Your face, I see Your face..."
This book is a must read in my opinion. It left me with no doubts, a strong, renewed faith, and a longing for the day I'll someday be in Heaven hanging out with Jesus.
Has anyone else read this book? Thoughts?