Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit a part of the country I never thought I would see. Imperial, Nebraska.
I spent the day with the Burpo family. Todd Burpo is the author of the crazy successful book, Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back, as well as the pastor of Crossroads Wesleyan Church there in Imperial. If you haven’t read it, it’s an amazing story about his son Colton, (pictured below), who at the age of 4 through a near death experience comes back with an amazing and heartwarming story about visiting Heaven.
Heaven Is For Real has been the number 1 book on the New York Times Best Seller’s list the past 19 weeks.
It’s simply amazing how many of my preconceived (and quite honestly unbiblical) notions about eternity were questioned after spending the day with a now 11-year-old who has such a vivid picture of what Heaven is like.
I spent the day with them as I’m studying for a new series we’re launching at Cross Point in a few weeks entitled “Glimpse: Exploring heaven, hell and what’s to come.”
I’m really looking forward to this series and would love to hear any questions or thoughts you may have about eternity.
What’s a question you’ve always had about eternity but were maybe too scared to ask?
Have you read this book? Any Thoughts?