I would recommend it, since many of my friends are also interested in near-death experiences. The author does a good job of retelling the incidents that are difficult to explain in any other way.
The father--his sincerity about his faith was very clear, as was his caring and concern for his son
The discovery of the little girl and her drawings and her similarity to the main character's experience
This is a book that clearly has strong religious overtones, rather than scientific ones, but it is out front with that, and one has to respect the author for his treatment of the experiences described. I admire his faith, and the events and experiences he describes left me feeling more hopeful about an afterlife.
I am a person of faith, so some will discount my opinion, NONETHELESS, I have had the miraculous happen in my life - the unexplainable, non-coincidental, awe-inspiring miracles. I have talked with many others who have experienced these things, but this book goes beyond anything I have every heard of. It is beautiful. If you are an unbeliever, and you hear this and still scoff, you missed something.
The kid - obviously - because he had the kind of faith we all need.
It is a light read however the story is slowly very profound.
The reader was good without overwhelming the story line.
I'm the guy you laugh at but want around in a bind
Yes, this is a great story and is not for me or anyone else but Colton and his family to judge if its real or not. With that said
Colton because as a Christian myself I want to believe that little boy went to Heaven and meet Jesus and was able to see all the wonderful things he said he did.
The least I can say is that this guy should be sued for torturing intellectually and spiritually his 6 years old son. Israelites commit sin by asking Aaron for the golden calf as a representation of God. Today we still need a picture of God? God wants us to believe and live by his word. Anything beyond is idolatry.
This book reeks of a good father in bad circumstances using an adverse event for his family's benefit. The idea that a Bible scholar would interview his son and claim objectivity beggars credibility.
I feel certain that all of this was well intentioned, but I suspect there is going to be one heck of a Preacher's Kid rebellion in a very few years.
If you want to read a motivational book possibly based on fiction, a better choice would be Three Cups of Tea.
I felt that this Pastor and his wife were totally misguided about the "revelations" of their little Son. Reading how the child was educated, read to, and explained to, the stories of the Bible, especially at bedtime, throughout his short life, would clearly define the statements made to his Parents. Whilst he was under the influence of the anaesthetics, his little mind filled with story book tales and pictures, he probably dreamed a great deal of what he had absorbed from his parents. Their questions were leading, he was showed a picture of his late Grandfather, after having discussed the subject at length with his Father. I felt that because of his very religious upbringing he naturally believed that is parents prayed for him whilst he was being operated upon. Jesus never wore a Golden Crown (a crown of thorns we are told). The question of Father Son and Holy Ghost was introduced into religious teachings by Paul, long after Jesus'death. Jesus never claimed to be The Son of God, but "The Son of Man", it was Paul who made this statement. All in all, and I could go on for hours, I believe this Family are good Christian believers, but are impregnated by the tales of the Bible, many of which have been interpreted by many translators, of many different tongues, and imbued with what they thought the tales implied.
Todd writes from the heart and will renew your faith. You will want more I want to drive to hear the real thing not just a narrator reading his words.
Either there is a Heaven or this is great fiction!! The author does a nice job of telling the story from a child perspective.