Have you ever read a book that you couldn’t put down? Or as soon as your finished you wanted to tell all your friends to read it to??
Heaven for Real is that book for me. In a matter of hours I devored this book.
1st: Why did I even pick it up?
2 young men, both in their early 30s, died in 2011. Both friends of ours. One we went to church with, one a friend from college. Both left a wife and a small son. This hits close to home. Like everyone else, I struggle with why things like this happen. I also struggle with why don’t I feel more happy than sad? Afterall, they are with Jesus! Heaven! Isn’t that what we all strive to be? One day in Sunday School, a classmate recommended this book.
2nd: Have you ever questioned Heaven? Have you ever even thought about heaven?
I have never doubted there was heaven. I think I have never really given it much thought. All I have ever thought about was how sad it would be to leave all these earthly things and people I love. But after reading this book, I have this happy confidence about heaven. It’s an awesome place. No pain, no worries, you’re reunited with loved ones. Things this little boy says confirms everything we thought. If you truly feel like you will meet Jesus, how can you be scared to die? If you know, for sure, 100% chance that you will meet your loved ones again, it makes leaving a little less sad. The unknown can be one of the scariest things, this book can help you confirm what you already think, therefore making a lot less unknown.
3rd: Why should you read it?
I am not saying I am want to die (I am not trying to be morbid here!). I am not saying I wouldn’t be sad if my loved ones went to heaven before me. I am saying that this book will bring you some comfort. If you have lost someone who has left a hole in your heart, read this book. If you are worried someone you love might be going to heaven soon, then read this book. In general, this is an amazing story, that you should read.