Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Tell Me About Heaven

Tell Me About Heaven – Book Review
Author: Randy Alcorn
Paintings by Ron DiCianni
Publisher – Crossway Books, Wheaton, IL.
ISDN: 978-1-58134-853-8

”Heaven is not about not knowing, and not about remembering. It’s about seeing things through God’s eyes and experiencing His joy.” Pg. 44

Reading through Tell Me About Heaven gives even the youngest child a clear picture of what Heaven will be like. The story is between a grandfather and his grandson, Jake, who has always come to visit his grandparents for two weeks every summer. But, this summer is different. Papa is alone, having lost Grammy awhile back.

Papa always talks to the boy in terms from the Word. He finds ways to bring up scripture in each and every thing they do together, whether it be star gazing, going to the zoo, or fishing.
”We’ll never run out of time. We’ll all be part of a great story going on forever. Like C.S. Lewis said, every chapter will be better than the one before.” Pg 56

This is a short book that I read in one afternoon. It is a great book for a youngster or even an adult. Heaven is made real through the eyes of Papa. He talks about Grammy going on before and how she’s still alive, just ‘behind the door’ where you can’t see her right now. But, one day we will all join her and be together forever. Jake seems to understand this concept of Heaven.

Randy Alcorn was a pastor before founding Eternal Perspectives Ministries. He is the author of more than 25 non-fiction books. He and his wife, Nanci, live in Orgeon near their grandsons.

I highly recommend this book for children and adults. I give it a 5 out of 5 points. This book was sent to me free for review by Crossway Books.

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1 Comment:

Mimi said...

Thanks for the book review it sounds like it would be a very good book to read with small children!!!