Heaven Is for Real
Greatly-styled unintended demonstration of the tautologism of "given" religions
Hey, great style, the story is really well-written. The book is worth 3 stars almost for that alone (that's mainly where they come from in my evaluation, anyway).It's fun to read the book. The facts (and their interpretations) are presented in a
Hey, great style, the story is really well-written. The book is worth 3 stars almost for that alone (that's mainly where they come from in my evaluation, anyway).
It's fun to read the book. The facts (and their interpretations) are presented in a direct sort of way, much appreciated after having found lots of book that try to convince the reader of something with sly non-arguments and tautologies (here the tautology is internal, the author is not trying to convince you).
For the rest, it's a bit controversial to me.
The book tells two stories: the story, terrain, normal, common (and still moving), of a family with a child that undergoes life-saving surgery while at the very brink of death; and the story of the credulity of people that, having their perception of reality modified (I would say distorted, but let's remain as neutral as possible) by a Bible-centered interpretation of the facts, want or even need to see everything in that light and, by doing so (nothing else is needed), are reinforced in their belief.
When one says fruit and the other understands orange; when one says what time it is and the other, who doesn't see the clock nor is willing to look for one, marvels at the wonder; when one tells a story, that can only be centered on what he grasps in his finite understanding and perception (and is very difficult that resembles reality even by far, but is taken as universal truth), a story becomes incrementally rich as the one finds that the others listen to and believe it and are hungry for more details and present no critical question whatsoever because they are already sold to the idea since before this particular story is conceived... then there is something that clearly is not working and there begin my doubts.
[These are examples of what happens in the book, made general so they don't spoiler really the events of the book.]