Book Report – Heaven Is For Real, The Covenant, Natural Wooden Toys

What I have read this week:

1.  Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo

From the books website:

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.

My Thoughts:

This book was amazing.  I read it in a day and I have been thinking and talking about it ever since.  The story is written very well, events are written in order and it was easy to follow. Whether you believe or not, there are so many interesting things this book has you thinking about.  This would be a great book for a book club because it makes for interesting discussion.

I got this as an e-book from my local library

2.  The Covenant (Abram’s Daughters #1) by Beverly Lewis

My Thoughts:

A clean read, but I only give it two stars because it took forever to get interesting.  I could have summarized the entire first 200 pages into 2 chapters.  However, it did describe very well the traditions and thoughts of the Amish people.  Towards the end of the book I was HOOKED.  It had such intrigue that I am dying to start the next book in the series.  SO although it took me a while to get into, I still think its a great read.  This is a good book for teens and adults.

This book was given to me by my mother in law.

3.  Natural Wooden Toys – Erin Freuchtel-Dearing

I found this book very inspiring.  Not only did it have a lot of great ideas on what to make, she gave great tips on how to stain your projects and paint while still keeping them safe for your children to chew on if they needed to!  Great book, hard to read on an e-reader.

This book was from NetGalley