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1.0 out of 5 stars I'm a Christian but this seems so stereotypically cliche, June 28, 2011
This review is from: Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back (Paperback)
I am a Christian, and I feel this book adds a negative, ignorant, stereotypical , cliched view of Heaven. My husband who is a Chaplain in our Armed Forces and was a ministers for 17 years, states, this book is for those that have faith about 1 mm deep (shallow feel good Christianity that tells me what I want to hear and it better be cute too!) I am in no discounting the pain the child and family went through, but, the money made from this little gem of a read will make up for the inconvenience. I was a pediatric nurse for 7 years (been an Adv. Practice RN for many years now) and I know first hand, if a person dies....really dies....no heart beat for a certain length of time, they are dead, there is no coming back from the dead, (only Christ can claim this, and maybe Lazarus, but this came from Scripture). Also during this type of trauma, the pain medication, sepsis, high fevers, delirium is very common in critically ill children. To actually believe the child saw his sister that was miscarried....wow a "big one" to try to make others swallow, are you kidding?! Some of the things in the book were just totally absurd. "Jesus sitting on the big throne on the right...." and "Gabriel on the left"....this book and hoopla that is coming from it (which may be from members of the church , tongue in cheek) is ....are you serious? It seemed almost cheesy to me. I was embarrassed. By the way , I have taught Sun. School for 18 years ...so don't preach to me, I stick to the Word, vs. this type of ridiculous nonsense ...I know all the jargon and "you must not be saved"....be careful about passing judgment b/c others tell the truth about a book like this. The only place anyone should get their info about Heaven or Hell is Scripture...everything is just hear say.
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Initial post: Dec 25, 2011 5:41:13 PM PST
Thanks for your review. Spot on.
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