Heaven is for Real
I just finished reading “Heaven is for Real” by Todd Burpo. It is a story of a family that went through a fiery trial involving their 3 year old who nearly died. While hospitalized the child, Colton, spent time in heaven. This is the story of a 2-3 year period of unfolding evidence reflecting the child’s time of sitting on the lap of Jesus. #1 on NY Times best seller list. The parents graduated from Oklahoma Wesleyan University where I taught in 1985-6. The father is a Nebraska Wesleyan Church pastor.
Woven through the story line is reference to a young Lithuanian-American girl, Akaine Kramarik that Colton says gave a correct depiction of Jesus in her painting entitled “Prince of Peace”. Click here to view a CNN clip about her. Her inspiration come from her own visit to heaven.