Friday, January 20, 2012

Review: Heaven is for REAL for kids

About the book:

Heaven is for real, and you are going to like it!
Colton Burpo came back from his trip to heaven with a very important message: Jesus really, really loves children. In effort to reach even more families with this eternally significant story, this runaway bestseller is now told from Colton—kid to kids! Children will receive the same comfort and assurance that so many adults have received from the trade book.
Beautifully illustrated, under Colton's direction, this book is uniquely written from a child for a child. Colton tells of his experiences in first person and comments on things that will be important to kids. A letter to parents is included to guide them in talking to their children about heaven. Scripture along with Q&A section with answers from the Bible are also included in the book.
My thoughts:
I had heard so much about the adult version of this book that I was eager to read the kid version.  True to the hype, the book did not disappoint.  I did read it several times though, just to make sure that I did not skip over any thing!  Colton speaks directly to what another child would want to know and the book reminds me of the beginning of 90 Minutes in Heaven.   The illustrations are beautiful and the use of Scripture on each two-page layout would be helpful as you talk about each point with a child.  I think this book would be beneficial in helping children understand about heaven when they have questions, especially if they have recently lost someone they love.  
4 stars
I was provided this book by Thomas Nelson Publishers through the BookSneeze program in exchange for my honest and fair review.  As always, my opinions are my own.


  1. I should get this for Ali - she would love it! I told her about it when I read it, and she was fascinated. Todd Burpo was speaking last week here in town - I'm still kicking myself for not finding out a way to go!

  2. Be happy to share my copy with you!


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