Heaven Is For Real Review!

 

 

Heaven is for real

 

 

So, with all the talk about the Heaven is for real movie I decided I would read the book by Todd Burpo, and thanks to booklookbloggers.com who gave me a complimentary copy, I’m able to share it with you.  I’ll be honest, after I got it, it took me a while to pick it up and read it, usually when I get a book to read I pick it up right away and just can’t seem to put it back down, but, with this one for some reason with all the thoughts of what if, and could this really be real and whatnot I had some reservations about actually reading it.  Of course I know that Heaven is real, I know that God and Jesus are real, but just the fact that a little boy could have visited Heaven and come back… I wasn’t so sure.

But, finally I went ahead and picked it up, and well I couldn’t put it down, it was such a great book!  Now, I’m not sharing the book to say whether or not I think it did or did not happen, but it is a really good book, and who am I to say that it didn’t really happen.  So, for those of you who may not know all about the book I’ll share a bit with you.

The book starts out telling you about the family on a fun trip and then goes in to explain how they had a quite horrible year with the fathers health going from shattering his leg, to getting kidney stones, and then he ends up getting a lump on his chest diagnosed as hyperplasia.  Shortly after this the issues with Colton-the boy who went to heaven and he ends up having a ruptured appendix.  They go through trials and a very tough time getting a diagnosis and then once they have one, they go through more trials trying to help him recover.  Then, once they are home the tales of what Heaven is like with great detail that aligns perfectly with scripture started being said by this young little boy whom would have had no way of knowing or any way of just imagining these things up.

This was a great book, and if you’re looking for a great book to read that even includes some of scripture then get this one, you won’t regret it.  Now, I just have to go see the movie! 🙂

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

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Wonder Women By Kate Harris and Andy Crouch

I recently received this book called “Wonder Women” it’s in a series of books called Frames from the Barna Group, I would like to share a little bit of the book with you.  It’s basically discussing how women get through life.  How they face the challenges they have with being a mother, for some, having a career, and their own identity.  I hadn’t realized that this was basically for the most part research done they had 1000 US women take surveys and share what it is they spend their time doing, as well as how they feel about certain things in their lives.

Now, I must be honest, when I got this book I didn’t realize that it would be done in the form of mostly research so it’s a lot like just reading lots of facts with a small amount of extra reading about how some women’s lives are and how they feel about them and sadly I really didn’t enjoy the book at all.  Usually with books I get stuck in the book and want to finish it all in one day and it’s so hard for me to put it down but with this book, I really had to make myself continue to read it.  I just honestly don’t relate to a lot of the content but, it may be for some of you out there who like reading facts or survey results and things like that.  Maybe it could help you out in your life so I wanted to share it.  The one thing I did like about this book is how it tells you biblical truths, it states that Jesus was born at a specific time for a specific reason as are we along with other facts from the bible which I found interesting.

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255