Heaven Changes Everything is a follow up to the book Heaven is For Real which I reviewed a little while back.
While Heaven is For Real is more about Colton’s trip to Heaven, Heaven Changed Everything is more about how things changed since Colton’s trip and is from his parents, Todd and Sonja’s, perspective.
Each chapter starts with an except from the original book and then some thought from either Todd, Sonja or both that relate to the original passage. Each chapter also ends with a quote from the bible as well.
There seemed to be a decent amount of repeated information – but this story is just so fascinating to me that I didn’t mind reading about it again. I also find it interesting how children who die seem to grow in heaven (Colton says his misscarried sister was a “little girl”) but those who are older and frail seem to grow younger (or pick an age when they were at their prime and stick with it) because he saw his grandfather as a young man which he was able to identify in photographs.
About the Book
Live every day with the hope of heaven!
A shattered leg, kidney stones, and a lump diagnosed as hyperplasia. Times were tough, money was scarce, and the bills and frustrations were piling up. It was into this kind of stressed out life that God sent Todd and Sonja Burpo the interruption of a life-threatening illness and emergency surgery for their almost four-year old son Colton. An interruption that included his unforgettable journey to heaven.
How did they cope? And how can they help us keep thoughts of eternity in mind in the midst of our own overly busy, stressed out lives?
In fifty unique inspirational readings based on excerpts from their story, Todd and Sonja share their family’s responses and reactions to the Heaven Is for Real experience. They answer questions about what it’s like to struggle with and question God, to doubt, even get angry with Him. And offer new insights into what God might be doing with those interruptions he allows into our lives. Each reading closes with a scripture to provide biblical reinforcement of the ideas shared and a take-away thought or action point to help readers incorporate the reading’s inspiration into daily life.
Keep the hope of heaven alive in your life. Heaven truly is for real, and it changes everything!
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