And it shall come to pass afterward
That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your old men shall dream dreams,
Your young men shall see visions. Joel 2:28
A Child’s Faith
A few years ago Phil had a soldier in his battalion experience a tragic loss of his infant. As Phil prayed about ministering to this hurting soldier and family, he remembered a book he noticed beforehand, Heaven is for Real. Phil is a stickler about Biblical accuracy so he first read the book himself before sharing the book with the family. The book left a strong impression on Phil regarding the simple faith of a child and how God revealed himself to a young four- year old boy. Since that time, Phil highly recommends the book to those experiencing loss.
A Message of Hope
Tragedy can make individuals angry at God for taking their love one. Phil has found that reading this book helps give the family hope in God and helps the family turn to God instead of away from God. He says many of his soldiers now attend church faithfully when before the loss they did not attend church.
No, the story does not replace the Bible and its irreplaceable authority on the things of God; however, the book can inspire individuals to turn to God and seek or grow in a relationship with Him. It can provide comfort and hope for those who experience loss of a love one.
A Refreshing Quality
We recommend the movie for the refreshing quality of a movie that is pro-family, pro-church, and pro-God. Also it is anti-profanity, anti-violence, and anti-crudeness. Go be refreshed and take a friend!