Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Heaven Changes Everything

About The Book: 
A shattered leg, kidney stones and a lump diagnosed as hyperplasia. Times were tough, money was scarce and the bills and frustrations were piling up. It was into this stressful life that God sent Todd and Sonja Burpo an interruption in the form of a life-threatening illness and emergency surgery for their almost four-year-old son, Colton - an interruption that would include his unforgettable journey to heaven.

How did they cope? And how can they help us keep thoughts of eternity in mind in the midst of our own overly busy, stressed out lives?

In Heaven Changes Everything: Living Every Day with Eternity in Mind Todd and Sonja share their family's responses and reactions to the Heaven Is for Real experience in fifty unique inspirational readings based on excerpts from their story. They answer questions about what it's like to struggle with and question God, to doubt, to even get angry with Him and they offer their own insights into what God might be doing with those interruptions he allows into our lives.

Each reading closes with a scripture to provide biblical reinforcement of the ideas shared and a take-away thought or action point to help you incorporate the reading's inspiration into your daily life.

Keep the hope of heaven alive in your life. Heaven truly is for real, and it changes everything
About The Authors:  Todd Burpo is the pastor of Crossroads Wesleyan Church in Imperial, Nebraska, where his sermons are broadcast locally every Sunday via radio. Todd also spends time working as a wrestling coach for junior and high school students, as a volunteer fire fighter, and as an administrator at Overhead Door Specialists.
Sonja Burpo is a busy mother of 3 and works at Moreland Realty as an office manager. Sonja is passionate about children’s ministry and also works side by side with her husband as an administrator for his garage door company.
My Thoughts About The Book: 
As I read the book I found myself asking if I would live my life  differently if I  knew what the ending would be? In the Burpo's book Heaven Is For Real, their 4-year old Colton Burpo makes a trip to Heaven and his story is told. In this  book, Heaven Changes Everything  the Burpo's share 42 inspirational daily readings based on excerpts from Heaven Is For Real.   The readings share  personal experiences and thoughts based on their story and their lives.  The readings offer comfort and encouragement for everyday life such as financial difficulty, stress and parenting. Each reading is designed to help you live "every day with eternity in mind."  This book would be a great gift for just about anyone and a wonderful teaching tool.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Book Sneeze Blogging Program. I was not required to write a positive review. All they asked for was an honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.

1 comment:

Jerralea said...

Sounds very interesting - I'm always interested in the subject of my future home ...