Earlier this week, the children and I read the book, Heaven is for Real for Kids. During our reading time, this book brought forth great discussions between our 3 children ranging in age from 3-10. One of the best things that I found while reading this book is that it is much more easy for a child to understand as opposed to original adult version initially published. Because we read it on my Kindle, we did not see the illustrations.
This book is about a young boy, Colton, who was hospitalized while sick. During his hospital stay, young Colton tells the beautiful story of visiting heaven. Colton has very descriptive insights about his visit, but more importantly receives the message from Jesus that He loves children very much. The book gave very simple, child-like descriptions of heaven, most of which are followed by Bible scriptures going along with what Colton saw.
I think this book is a sweet account of one young boys life changing journey. My children were definitely interested in his story, and it offered some great conversation starters with the scripture references. It is a great read for any child and parent to share!
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars as it was well laid out for children without compromising the original story. There is also a wonderful Q&A; in the back of the book that the children enjoyed as well.
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I received a free copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions expressed above are my own and were not influenced by Thomas Nelson in any way.