Tuesday, April 19, 2011

May Book Club Selection

Our May selection will be Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent. (You may remember Lynn Vincent from her assistance on the book we read, Same Kind of different as me.) This is a non-fiction story and has about 192 pages. Here is a description from the the author's website:

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. (end quote)

After an overwhelming amount of friends and family recommended this book to me, I knew I had to read it. Luckily a good friend surprised me with a copy to borrow and I enjoyed it immediately and knew it would be our next book.

Kathy will let you know about a book order if needed for anyone. Our May meeting will be Saturday May 21 at 8:30am-10:00am in Swift's new building.

Thanks so much for your participation!!! Remember I LOVE book suggestions and am here if you have any questions or need some other book ideas to read when you finish the monthly book. You can also check out the blog and see what other books I read and review as I try to find books for the club and for my own enjoyment.

Reminder the April Meeting for Have a Little Faith is Saturday the 30th at 8:30-10:00AM.

Happy Reading!