I just recently read Heaven is for Real written by Todd Burpo. This was a very hard book to read for me personally, as this was the last know book my mother finished read prior to her death 11/25/2012. She truly was impressed with the book. I actually believe it brought her great relief to a point. She had a still birth between having me and my sister, which a lot like the main character’s mother having a lost of her unborn child. Getting passed the struggle of reading it at all, their also is my prejudgement. I was judgmentally about someone saying they went to Heaven and came back. I am wrong this thought, “who am I to say what God can or cannot do?” With that said, here is my review on the book.
I would give it a strong 3.5 out of 5. I believe the author Todd Burpo did a great job with the telling of his son’s story and honestly positioning it against the Word of God for authenticity. The only thing that bother me about the book was his jumping storyline at the beginning of the book. Outside that Mr. Todd Burpo, thank you for taking the guts to share what most people, myself, possibly include would’ve been to scary too. Overall amazing read, I would highly suggest it as a read.