Wednesday, March 23, 2011
HEAVEN IS FOR REAL
I bought this book for Hunter for Christmas, just because I saw it on the shelf and because I needed another small gift to "make things even". I had no idea that it would completely change my outlook on "near-death" experiences.
I read it last week (in one evening actually) and LOVED it. It's about an almost 4-year-old little boy named Colton who has an emergency surgery for a ruptured appendix. While on the table, he has an experience that will blow you away. I was skeptical at first, but the more I read the book, and the more I researched this family, the more I believed this little boy really did experience Heaven. I won't say too much because I don't want to spoil it for everyone. I just want to say that YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK.
One thing I do want to mention, and hopefully this isn't spoiling anything, is how sure this little boy is about the way Jesus looks. For years after the incident, his parents showed him dozens of pictures of Jesus and he would always point out what was wrong with it. One day they showed him a picture of Jesus that a little girl named Akiane drew. (Akiane was born into an atheist family, with no exposure to Christianity at all. At age 4, she had a "vision" of Jesus. A child prodigy, with an unbelievable gift of art, Akiane drew a picture of what she believes Jesus looks like.) When Colton's dad showed him Akiane's picture of Jesus and asked what was wrong with this one, Colton said, "Nothing. That's Him.". Woooooow.