I really wanted to like this book. I probably should read the adult version as well to really get a perspective on the events that happened to this young man. I wish nothing but good for him and his family.The book is very simply written reaching out to its target audience. Each page contains scripture, a point I thought was well handled. Colton’s descriptions of heaven are very detailed. The illustrations that accompany it add to this detail - like horses with rainbow manes. Almost too detailed, I guess. He’s three when this happens. It’s hard to believe there isn’t some level of parental prompting as the story goes on. Naming the angels, wanting to be by Jesus’ throne, all seem very adult for someone so young.
What I think I don’t like is that his story if taken at face value portrays heaven. Much of it is in alignment, albeit simplistically, with scripture. Some of it seems fantastical, but, again, he’s three. To me, though, I want my children or nieces and nephews to see heaven through the Bible and not through someone else’s eyes.
This young man, now much older, died and returned. God bless him and his family for having to go through that. I pray his story is real and the events are just as they were told. I think this book is just too right brained for a linear mind like mine.
*** I received this book free from BookSneeze in exchange for my honest review.