A follow-up to the hugely successful adult book Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo (see my review HERE), this book is a picture book in the same vein written in Colton’s words.
Heaven is for Real for Kids focuses on Colton’s memories of heaven. He talks about Jesus, what heaven looks like, who you meet in heaven, what you do, the animals, the angels, and many more sights and sounds in heaven. He talks about God’s throne and highlights how the Holy Spirit is with you when you pray.
Hebrews 12:2 “Jesus…sat down at the right hand at the throne of God.” I’ve never really pictured an actual throne, even after we studied this passage this year. Until this book where Colton says he saw God’s throne and Jesus was on God’s right side. He says this was his favorite place in heaven. There is an accompanying picture of God with Jesus by His side. Finally! I can visualize it! And what a glory it will be when I see it!
The book concludes with the most important thing Jesus told him, which was how to get to heaven: believe in Him. Then Jesus sent him back because he was answering his Dad’s prayer (something we all struggle with in different ways).
Great lessons for kids (and adults) with vivid pictures true to Colton’s memories. The book ends with a great prayer for kids, which we all prayed. Great Christian picture book and highly recommended for all ages. It was by far the most popular book from our recent library trip.
After reading this book, my oldest asked to read the adult book when she gets a bit older. You know it’s a good book when it prompts the desire to read more!