|Under the Covers ....|
|Thursday, September 20, 2012 12:24 PM|
One thing that made me skeptical is the fact that Colton Burpo never actually died during his emergency appendectomy. I thought I was reading a book about a boy who died and went to Heaven…how did he go to Heaven if he never died? Right there it was hard for me not to dismiss everything else following in the book.
Colton did describe what Heaven is like, what Jesus looks like, etc. For all I know, little Colton Burpo really did visit Heaven. I will never know for sure. I do know what it’s like to have a 3-year-old, however, and I know how imaginative they are and how easily it would probably be to put ideas into Colton’s head. Like…couldn’t these descriptions he used for Heaven be from something he gleaned from Sunday school lessons or bedtime Bible stories? I don’t know for certain that this is the case with this book, but this is where my mind went.
Another book I enjoyed a little bit more is 90 Minutes in Heaven, although that was also written by a pastor. I just find it interesting that these books were written by pastors (or relayed by a pastor’s child). Again, perhaps it’s the cynic in me, but I feel that each book could easily be a way for the writers to push their beliefs by way of convincing others that Heaven is, indeed, for real.
Maybe I’d feel differently if I read a book of this nature that was written by someone not affiliated with a church. All in all, upon reading Heaven is for Real, I felt underwhelmed. Maybe you’ll feel differently.
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