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on February 22, 2014
Something that has become fairly common over maybe the past 10 years is a "religious blockbuster follow-up" book, like this. The author writes a religious book about some event in their life and it winds up on the New York Times bestseller list.

Expecting to capitalize on their new-found fame, their publisher then convinces them to write a follow-up book. Folks who read the first book automatically assume (as I did) that the second book will provide some additional details as well as additional insight from things they studied related to the contents of the first book. But the second book is really just an "ain't God great!" book with references to their first book and tidbits about their life and stock scriptural phrases.

Unfortunately, this second book falls right smack into that category. Nothing new about Collin's visit to heaven. No real narrative, just 42 separate very small chapters. If you didn't read the first book most of it will make little sense and if you did read the first book there's nothing new.

As far as being "inspirational", it's pretty mundane. There are a lot of "inspirational" books that are a lot more inspiring.

If you are looking for more information about heaven -- MUCH more -- I recommend Richard SIgmund's book My Time in Heaven. I've read most of the books on Amazon about visits to Heaven and/or Hell except for the ones that are obviously fantasy or where commentators pointed out numerous things that contradict scripture or the author has a string of books obviously aimed at profiting financially, and Sigmunds is both the most detailed and by far the best.
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on November 11, 2012
Not as good as Heaven is for Real. It is an expansion of the first book. It is almost as if the authors are attempting to sell more books to their original readers. This is not what I expected from this author & pastor. But, what capitalist could blame him? Most of the info that is in this book is already in the original (first) book. If the price is negligible for the buyer, it is ok to buy, but not really worth it if the purchase price is going to be for the only book you buy this month. If this is the case, instead I would recommend Dr Eben Alexander's book, "Proof of Heaven".
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on April 18, 2015
to much of a review of the first book
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on August 31, 2014
Really just a repeat if the first book, no new insights, found it boring
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on December 26, 2012
I am so glad another book was written after the first one! It is wonderful to see how this event has affected this family's and so many other lives! This author brings prayer and scripture through to help a person in hard times. So much is explained in this book that will be a huge help to others. How our God is part of our lives not just in hard times but in everyday times. It shows how Pastors and their families are just like everyone else. They struggle with the same things we all struggle with. This book is one a person could use to refer to later when hard times hit. It tells how Pastors and their families aren't exempt from tragic and hard times in this life but when they do hit how prayer and scripture can help pull you through. It's a great book! Hope you decide to read it!!!
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on March 7, 2017
Love the update. Too bad there aren't more believers.
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on February 15, 2016
This book contains mostly the same information as the original, just in devotional form.
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on January 4, 2014
I did not like it as well as the first one. "Heaven is For Real" it was much better, it was excellent. This one did not hold my attention like the first one. I could not put the first one down. Started reading at bedtime and did not stop until I had finished the whole book around early morning.
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on March 28, 2017
I thought it would have more details pertaining to the original story, but instead it was more reflections on what had happened in the first book.
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on March 2, 2013
Interesting yet easy to read. Lacked much depth in my opinion...but still worth reading. Our church used it as the basis for a discussion group so I downloaded it to my Kindles.
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