Last week I went to the doctor for a checkup and overheard her tell one of the nurses that works for her that she just finished a good book and suggested she read it. I made a mental note to find the book at our local bookstore and read it myself. Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo has 154 pages and took me two hours to read. It's a true story about his four year old son who left his body during surgery for an emergency apendectomy. He authenticated the claim by describing exactly what his parents were doing in another part of the hospital while he was being operated on. He talked of visiting heaven and relayed stories told to him by people he met there whom he had never met in life, sharing events that happened even before he was born. He also astonished his parents with descriptions and obscure details about heaven that matched the Bible exactly, though he had not yet learned to read.
As a believer that heaven is for real, this book edified my belief and gave me hope that I, too, will someday see and experience the beauty of heaven and see loved ones that have pasted through the door from this world to eternity.
Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." John 20:29