Heaven is for Real is a story about Colton Burpo’s “trip to heaven and back.”
It’s told by his father, Todd, and is about more than just Colton’s experience. Todd also talks a lot about how the experience shaped the whole family.
I won’t go into great detail but I will say that it’s an easy read – I finished it in a couple of hours – and it probably left me with more questions than answers, which isn’t a bad thing.
I love the idea that “there are no old people in heaven” but it made me wonder if heaven is really the same for everyone or not. Colton mentioned a lot about children in heaven…but he was a child when this experience happened. If he was a teenager, would his experiences have been the same? Just a question I had.
Another thing that struck me while reading the book was the patience of Colton’s parents not to push him to talk about his experience and let the story unravel at Colton’s pace, not theirs. I don’t know if I would have done the same.
Overall, I’m glad I read it and I recommend it to anyone who has ever wondered what heaven might be like.