This book, “Heaven is for real” is an incredible true story about a little boy who has a near death experience and gets the privilege of seeing heaven. He describes in detail his encounter with Jesus and the people he has met in heaven. The book hit the New York Times #1 best sellers list, probably due to the fact that his story is very powerful and believable. I have used this book for a parish book study and have given it out to volunteers as a thank you for their services. I haven’t met a person yet who wasn’t touched in a positive way from reading this book especially if they have lost a loved one. The Deacon at my parish used this book for a few of his homilies as well.
Now Hollywood has put together a movie based on this book starring Greg Kinnear due out this Easter. I recommend reading the book before the movie since they often leave out important details. Below is a snippet from the movie trailer.