"Heaven Changes Everything" By Todd and Sonja Burpo,
This review is from: Heaven Changes Everything: Living Every Day with Eternity in Mind (Hardcover)
This book, "Heaven Changes Everything," is based on an earlier book, "Heaven Is For Real" written by the husband and wife team, Todd and Sonja Burpo. That earlier book is the story of the couple's son, Colton--a toddler at the time--who had "died" during a horrendous medical crisis. A few months after Colton's miraculous recovery, he gradually revealed to his mother and his father, a pastor, the amazing details of his after-death experience.
"Heaven is For Real" is an amazing and thought provoking book written from a Christian and Biblical viewpoint. I, along with many others who read it, came away with lots of questions answered about Heaven.
This book, "Heaven Changes Everything," contains 42 devotions covering a wide variety of topics. Each subject is addressed with a sprinkling of the opinions of Todd & Sonja Burpo, the influence of Colton's hope of Heaven and his Heavenly experience, along with direction from the Holy Bible. The topics range from answered and unanswered prayers, living through a financial crisis, as well as, what God's Throne Room is like. The subject of what happens to babies who have been miscarried, as well as, ones who have been aborted, are also included and treated in a sensitive manner.
This devotion book can stand on its own without reading the first book by the Burpos. However, I think anyone who reads this devotional would certainly enjoy "Heaven is for Real," and it would add to the reader's experience with the devotional book. I thought this was a good book, and appreciated its unique viewpoint. When reading this devotional the qualities of hope, optimism, and God's love shine through. I highly recommend "Heaven Changes Everything," and give it five stars.
The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through Thomas Nelson Publishing for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner. Despite my receiving the book free, it has not influenced my judgment, and I have given an honest opinion.