'Bryant’s child-friendly watercolor artwork, with its sense of joy, is the best part of the book. Lotz’ text is singsongy and does not always scan well: “I have a little brother / he’s as cute as he can be. We do everything together / and he always looks up to me.” Still, parents looking for a Christian-centered book on heaven will like the message, which the book notes “is not imagination or fantasy. It is God’s promised word” (John 14:1–6 and Revelation 21–27 are cited). Expect the book and author to be heavily promoted to the target audience.' - Ilene Cooper, Booklist Review (Booklist Review
'Bryant's cheerful watercolor illustrations imagine Heaven as a sort of pleasant amusement park with Jesus as the headmaster and where children ride on the backs of flying sheep and climb trees with pigs and frogs. The final pages present a conservative Christian philosophy of confession and acceptance of Jesus as one's personal savior, with the concluding pages offering a prayer for children and the relevant verses from the Book of John. Additional materials include an explanatory letter to parents and other adults, questions for adults to use with children, Bible verse references incorporated into the text and an 'RSVP to Jesus' for use by the child reader. Though the text is on the saccharine side and the heavenly interpretation is a bit far-fetched, this effort does serve as an accessible introduction to difficult concepts.' - Kirkus Review (Kirkus Review
About the Author
Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of Billy and Ruth Graham, is the president and CEO of AnGeL Ministries, a nonprofit organization that undergirds her efforts to draw people into a life-changing relationship with God through his Word. Anne launched her revival ministry in 2000 and has spoken on seven continents, in more than twenty foreign countries, proclaiming the Word of God in arenas, churches, seminaries, and prisons. She is also the award-winning author of ten books, including her most recent, The Magnificent Obsession.