My children couldn't wait for me to read this book to them. We used it as part of one of our Family Fun Nights where we discuss scripture and then do a fun activity. Heaven is For Real for Kids is written in Colton's own words about his experience. Young kids will easily be able to grasp Colton's simple phrasing and descriptions, and once again, each page is illustrated beautifully. The message of love will surely bring peace, comfort, and joy to all who read it.
There were so many things that I really liked about this book. First of all, there are scripture verses on every page. I like how the Burpos showed that what Colton was saying did indeed tie in with the Word of God, as it should. Secondly, the illustrations are absolutely stunning. Wilson Ong did a fantastic job of portraying Colton's visit to Heaven. Thirdly, this book was so reassuring. We have six children ages 9 through 7 months and I enjoy this book because it starts the conversation about what Heaven is like. It takes away some of the 'scary' unknowns of Heaven and presents the kids with some possibilities of what Heaven may indeed be like. I want my children to long for the day when we'll all be there. So much mystery surrounds it sometimes, and I think this book gently met my children's desire to know more about it...at their own level. My oldest son really enjoyed the section in the back of the book that had a question and answer format to it. This is a book I can see reading to my children over and over through the years.
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