Thursday, November 3, 2011

"Heaven Is For Real"

"Heaven Is For Real" is an incredible book about a little boy's journey to heaven and back.  His dad, Todd, tells his story.

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?


  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this book... The picture of Jesus gives me chills- it is like he is staring into my soul- and the crazy thing is it is EXACTLY how I pictured Him.

  2. Hmm.. I've never heard of it. I'll have to check it out!!

  3. Ohh I've heard wonderful things about this book. I want to read it someday.

    And both of those songs...I love them. Some of the girls in my dance school danced to "You're Beautiful" last year, and I cried almost every time I saw it done. It was...well, beautiful. (:

  4. This book looks really good! I just went and requested it from my library. I guess it's really popular!

  5. I ironically read this at the end of August/beginning of September about 2 weeks before Daddy died unexpectedly. I've thought back to this book several times over the last few weeks. My mother and sister has both read it since he died too. 90 Minutes in Heaven is another good book and they mirror each other beautifully. I read the book in about 3 hours!

  6. LOVED this book! What a beautiful story <3 Thanks for sharing! :-)

    xoxo Miss ALK

  7. I've heard of it! I currently have a whole bunch of books to read, but I'd love to check it out in the future! :)

    Mum, can we go to Koorong today? Please?

  9. I am going to start reading that book after what you said a bout it.

  10. I've been wanting to read this book for quite some time now! Maybe i'll ask for it for Christmas or just rent it from the library! Can't decide! Thanks for a great review on it though.

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