I have yet again learned the lesson not to judge something based on other's opinion or just plain ignorance.
When I first heard about this story of a boy giving an account of his 'heavenly experience' I said to myself, "Oh no, another kook to make Christians look really stupid." My interest in reading it was non-existent. I then received a copy to review from the Tyndale Blog Network.
The title itself is a bit misleading, as not much of the book is from Alex but his dad, Kevin. It is more of a father's struggle to cope and accept what happened to his son then an account of what Alex experienced.
I was drawn into Kevin's emotions as he dealt with the changes brought about by this accident. He was very transparent concerning his doubts, anger, grief, guilt and more. He didn't paint a glorious picture of how 'spiritual' he was, but showed the love of God in walking him through this trial. Also, how God's love was shown through God's people.
I don't plan on taking the little bit that Alex shared and basing my beliefs about heaven on that. I'll take God's Word concerning that for sure! It was enjoyable to read and I am glad I read it even though it is not a book I would have picked up on my own.
**I received this complimentary copy from Tyndale House Publishers for this review. A positive review was not required and the opinions expressed here are my own.