Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Here we are at another installment of Thankful Thursday!

Today I'm thankful for a bunch of different things but this one sticks out the most....I'm thankful for reading the book Heaven is for Real (well actually, I'm still in the process of reading it!)  My mom raved about how awesome this book was.  She said that it's a fast read that will strengthen your faith.  Since I got it from her on Saturday, I haven't been able to put it down.  Getting this book from her couldn't have come at a better time - I was looking for something worthwhile to read and the book I was reading (Yesteryear) was dragging along at a snail's pace.

I'm loving this book because it reminds me of things I had forgotten, like having a childlike faith, not worrying and trusting in God. 

Summary of the book from Amazon:

A young boy emerges from life-saving surgery with remarkable stories of his visit to heaven.

Heaven Is for Real is the true story of the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn't know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear.

Colton said he met his miscarried sister, whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born, then shared impossible-to-know details about each. He describes the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how "reaaally big" God and his chair are, and how the Holy Spirit "shoots down power" from heaven to help us.

Told by the father, but often in Colton's own words, the disarmingly simple message is heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and be ready, there is a coming last battle.

Good books are something to be thankful for, don't you think?

Question of the Day:
What are you thankful for today?

Until next time!
~Anne Marie