An Astounding and Encouraging view of heaven

 A four-year-old boy, Colton Burpo, endured a burst appendix, missed by hometown doctors. He underwent several surgeries to clean out abscesses during many hospital days. His pastor father had suffered a broken leg and kidney stones and family finances were strained. However, a multitude of believers sent the exact amount of money needed to pay bills.

 During following months, the boy casually mentioned events and people he couldn’t know, such as identifying a picture of his long-dead grandfather. He talked of sitting on Jesus’ lap and described God (really, really BIG), the Holy Spirit, and life in heaven. He said heaven is full of animals, children, love and work. 

 Sometimes his parents showed Colton traditional paintings of Jesus, but the boy insisted they weren’t accurate. Then he saw a painting of Jesus by another young child, Akiane Kramarik, daughter of a former atheist. Colton said this picture was correct.

Akiane’s story has circulated widely through You Tube. She says her paintings come from things God shows her.

Parts of this book left me in tears from the beauty and power of the events Colton mentioned. Details from the Burpo’s daily life add to the veracity of Colton’s revelations.

This astounding book rings of truth. The story will inform, encourage and delight readers.

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About samcivy

I read my first book a week after beginning first grade and haven't slowed down in seventy years. My system often wakes me in the night so I keep books on a chair in the bathroom and do a LOT of reading. I'm a free-lance writer/editor and review books for various authors as well as Thomas Nelson Publishers and Amazon.com. I will soon be posting books for a blog tour by KathyWillis.com, a book promoter.
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7 Responses to An Astounding and Encouraging view of heaven

  1. Judith Robl says:

    Following the links to Akiane’s website, one can see the entire body of her work arranged by age created. Amazing! I’ll be looking for Heaven Is For Real.

    • Geni says:

      I really like that WordPress includes these links. And I think you’ll enjoy the Heaven book, too.
      Harvest House taped us for a DVD during six sessions with an excellent speaker and also gave us copies of her book, Thirty Days to Taming the Tongue. I hope to review this one later (read it this morning and see that the Lord and I have some work to do together!)
      Love to you,
      Geni

  2. Judith Robl says:

    Oh, ouch! In the famous words of one old grandmother, “you’ve done quit preachin’ and gone to meddlin’.” Many of us have work to do in the area of the tongue. How convicting!

  3. Lyn Jacquemot says:

    These are two publications I’ll be looking for. A child”s peek into heaven must be touching and delightful.
    Hate to admit my tongue still needs taming. You’d think after all these years it would have learned a thing or two.

  4. Lizzie Grayson says:

    Josh keeps asking me if he can go to Heaven to see Keziah. I am intrigued as to what this book reveals…… Off to order it! Thanks Geni. Love you xxx

  5. Lizzie Grayson says:

    I read this book and absolutely loved it!!! It was refreshing and inspiring whilst encouraging you to live with a daily awareness of the reality of Heaven invading everyday living. It brought the Bibles comments on heaven to life in a beautifully childlike way. I’ve been recommending this book to everyone I know!!!!

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