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Such an insultingly bad readWas this review helpful?
Reviewed by Barry from Johannesburg on 10 December 2012
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Read both the Afrikaans (Die hemel is werklik) and English versions of this book. It came highly recommended by certain religious friends, who in turn were recommended to read it by their respective religious leaders. I am disappointed that this type of drivel is what passes these days as Christian inspirational or recommended reading. As the chapters wore on, the book became progressive more and more ridiculous to the point of being insulting to one’s intelligence. The author carefully plays on the parental instincts and emotions to wedge his foot in the door in an attempt to convince the reader that his son actually had a heavenly experience. The cycle of ‘Todd askes, Colton answers, Todd recalls a bible passage, Todd is shocked/amazed/breathless/etc, Colton gets bored and scurries off, repeat’ gets really exhausting. Read the book if you need a quick glimpse at whole “bestselling” hype is all about but avoid otherwise. Religious fanatics or those spiritually desperate will however hail this book as extraordinary and inspirational.
I give it 2 stars as Choo Thomas's "Heaven is so real" sub 1 star read obliterates Todd Burpo's attempt at describing heaven; this book almost offered comical relief in comparison
A must read... Was this review helpful?
Reviewed by Megan Joseph from Cape Town on 20 July 2012
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
This is a definite must read.
An inspiring and uplifting read on Christianity as a religion, bought the book and read it about 12 times, each time with a new experience and new higlights.