What Hollywood gets wrong about heaven

Not so much a movie review. Just some good thoughts to mull. 🙂

CNN Belief Blog

Opinion by Drew Dyck, special to CNN (CNN) — The 4-year-old boy sees angels floating toward him. They start out as stars, then slowly become more visible, wings flapping behind orbs of white light.

As they approach, they sing a melodious song. The boy cocks his head, squints into the sky, and makes a strange request. “Can you sing ‘We Will Rock You’?”

The angels giggle.

So do people in the theater.

The scene is from “Heaven is for Real,” the latest in a string of religious movies soaring at the box office. Based on the best-selling book of the same name, the film tells the real-life story of Colton Burpo, a 4-year-old boy who awakens from surgery with eye-popping tales of the great beyond. The film took in an estimated $21.5 million in opening on Easter weekend.

Even Colton’s religious parents (his dad, Todd, is a pastor) struggle…

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2 Responses to What Hollywood gets wrong about heaven

  1. Pamela says:

    I have to admit groaning when the book was making the rounds of some friends a few years ago. I am a bit cynical… just able to see how easy such stories might grow.

  2. Debbie says:

    I think the ‘people’ have taken a simple occurrence and tainted it. Also it’s tough to describe the indescribable. Probably better than a lot of other movie options though.

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