All posts tagged: Todd Burpo

Holiday Reading: Heaven is for Real

Do you ever wonder about heaven? What does it look like? How does it work? What will I look like? How will time operate? I do. Sometimes I think on it, allowing my imagination to run away, but generally all that’s gained is a longer list of questions. I mean, what enjoyment could there possibly be in an eternity of harp strumming? And the scriptures say our body will be restored – but really, couldn’t God give me something more ‘heavenly’ – Jennifer Hawkins’ body would do. Some of us wonder about heaven for more meaningful reasons. We have lost a loved one and we consider whether they made it, or how they are occupied ‘up there’. I have just read the most profound story of a nearly four-year-old boy who experienced heaven as his body was lying on an operating table. Heaven is for Real, by Todd Burpo (little Colton’s dad), is a slip of a book (163 pages) that I read in about three sittings in the lead-up to Christmas. God told me …