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Wonder & Think Wednesdays: Heaven is For Real-For Kids Book Review
Wonder & Think Wednesdays: Heaven is For Real-For Kids Book Review


After hearing several rave reviews, [as well as having my own peaked interest from skimming through this book in the grocery store aisle, lol] I was excited to finally read, and have an opportunity to review “Heaven Is For Real-For Kids.”


Let me first start off by saying, in my opinion, no book is more honestly reviewed than through the eyes of its intended audience. In this case, my co-reviewers were my two little guys, ages 3 and 4.  So this evening before bed, I called the troop in to snuggle up to the E-book version on what my youngest refers to as mommy’s “pomputer.” 


Immediately, their interests were sparked by the cover page that showed the happy faced little boy and author of this amazing true-story, Colton Burpo-who, recalls his trip to Heaven after slipping into Acoma during surgery, and shares his out-of-this-realm journey with his parents after his “return.”


His amazing journey is not only detailed-recalling specifics of Heaven’s décor including “gates made of pearl,” “shiny jewels on walls,” and “big, bright rainbows-but also very informative. Colton shares with young readers some of the “rules of thumb” that we must follow in order to get to Heaven, relayed to him by God. Basic reminders were given, such as “being nice to others” and “praying to God,” which really seemed to sink-in with the boys. One of the greatest points emphasized throughout the book, was that “God really loves children!”


The boys enjoyed Colton’s portrayal of Heaven as a place where there were lots of kids, fun and happiness. To say the least, they were “oooo-ing,” “ahhh-ing,” and “wowing” throughout the entire read! I must say, it was a joyous and comforting feeling hear what Heaven has in store for all of us!


The boys’ wonderment also brought on questions galore: “Why do the Angels have swords?” and “Why is He [God] in a big chair [God’s Throne]?”   Their ability to comprehend the content and probe for answers, showed that this book can easily cater to the level of children as early as pre-k age, giving them an opportunity to share in, and learn from Colton’s experience.


Simplistic verbiage coupled with Wilson Ong’s bold and colorful illustration, brought a sense of genuine reality to Colton’s journey that was absolutely relatable to kids. This book is a must-read for parents who desire to share a little “piece of Heaven” with their young believers.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.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.”