My father is currently battling stage 4 cancer of the head and neck and although he is fighting, the prognosis is very poor. My young children have never personally experienced the sorrow of losing a loved one and are fearful of the unknown.
Therefore, I was very interested in reading this children’s book titled, Heaven is for Real for Kids as told by Colton Burpo to his parents, Todd & Sonja Burpo. It is the story of a little boy who was very sick and enjoyed a brief trip to heaven before his father’s prayers were answered and he came back. It is based on the #1 New York Times bestselling book (I can’t wait to read this book too) and this follow up was written specifically for children.
This young boy’s account is very warm and comforting and the accompanying illustrations by Wilson Ong are just beautiful. My children were very engaged throughout this story and were full of questions that they wanted to talk about. The accompanying “Questions Kids Ask” at the end of the book was also very helpful in guiding our discussion. We talked openly about the reality that one day soon their grandfather may make his own journey and would not be coming back as Colton did. They said that “Heaven looks like a nice place so Pops will probably love it there.” It touched my heart and I am pleased that Heaven is for Real for Kids is available for young children.
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