In this real life tale, Todd Burpo tells the story of his family and the events that brought them to a faith-questioning brink, their journey back, and the experiences of their young child's glorious visit with Jesus, God, the angels, and some special loved ones in the afterlife.
I was intrigued about the premise of this story when I first heard about it a few months back. Growing up a Christian, I believe in Jesus and Heaven because it was indoctrinated into my religious education; it was what I was taught to believe. As I have grown older and wiser, life experiences have helped shape & strengthen this belief. For me the most powerful part of this book was hearing the story relayed through human eyes. It isn't a story that preaches religion. It isn't a story tries to sway belief. It is simply the story of this family's heartbreak and heroism, and somewhere in it all a little boy gives an incredible gift of hope and peace through his brush with death.
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a story of hope, a story about what Heaven is really like, and/or a story of the power of love and prayer. It is a quick and easy read that will give you faith in all the good the world has to offer.
I didn't need the book to convince me, but I'm certainly a believer that Heaven is for real!