Movie Review: Heaven Is for Real


So many of us say that we believe in God, heaven and faith but when our beliefs are tested we are not so sure anymore.

I read the book Heaven is For Real a few years ago. Today, I took my children to see the movie. It amazed me how much the church folk doubted that the child was able to visit heaven. The father believed his son but with doubts. Yet, the father was a minister, he gave his life to God to be an instrument for God’s will and he doubted.

Heaven is for Real

It’s easy to believe in God and heaven when everything is good and there is nothing contraversal to rock our faith. Why is it so difficult to believe that others have seen God, heard his voice or visited heaven while still on earth? Why are we so guarded with our faith when it is in our face?

Is it because we are jealous that God didn’t choose to give us these revelations? Is it because the thought of God and heaven is so distant from our everyday lives?

God moves through our lives moment by moment and we mindlessly walk right by Him without acknowledging His presence. God is here, in this moment, with us at all times and if God chooses to reveal heaven or a part of His glory to one of us why shouldn’t we believe?

Many of those with the greatest faiths ever have doubted: Mother Theresa, Peter, and countless others. But if you hold on, pray, reflect, and pray some more you will come out on the other side and your faith will be stronger for it. Never forget that Faith makes no logical sense. Faith is blind trust.

I for one believe that heaven is for real! Do you?

Copyright 2014, Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp


About Author

Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp is a mother of four children and is married to the love of her life, Aaron. Lori has been writing at her own website Faith Filled Mom. She writes about the journey of faith we live daily and how we can recognize God in this world. She teaches theology at a high school level and is also a current student of Loyola University Extension Program of Ministry earning a Master’s Degree in Religious Education. Her life is busy, exciting, overwhelming at times but always bursting with her faith in God. Lori hopes that you will find something that might touch your heart in her writing so that she can continue to pursue her purpose in life; to bring people closer to God one word, one moment at a time.

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