10.21 HEAVEN IS FOR REAL ... a must read!
YAY for Friday!!! I've been meaning to tell you about a book I ride over vacation over a month ago, but it kept slipping my mind ... and since I passed it on for someone else to read, I haven't seen the cover until today when I happened to come across an article. Heaven is for Real is a New York Times Bestseller and literally gave me chills. Whether or not you are religious doesn't really matter with this read.
Heaven Is for Real is the true story of the four-year old son of a small town pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn't know what to believe but soon realized that the boys stories were too vivid and realistic to be anything but a true account.
The boy said he met his miscarried sister, whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather who died 30 years before he was born, then shared impossible-to-know details about each. He describes the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how "reaaally big" God and his chair are, and how the Holy Spirit "shoots down power" from heaven to help us.
If you're looking for a warm, thought-provoking book to read ... I definitely suggest this one. There were times while reading it, I was in tears ... others I got chills ... and sometimes I had to just put it down and TELL SOMEONE ABOUT EVERYTHING I couldn't believe I was reading.
If you've already read it, i'd love to get a chat going. What did you think? Have you heard anyone else with a similar story?