Review by Ryder Islington, Author of ULTIMATE JUSTICE, A Trey Fontaine Mystery

Todd Burpo is a pastor in Nebraska. In 2003, his son, Colton, then almost four years old, became really sick and ended up in surgery.

This is the story of Colton and what happened to him when he was under anesthesia for surgery. His dad wrote the book after multiple conversations with the boy about things he’d seen, the people he’d met, and what he’d done in heaven. And he told his parents what each of them were doing while he was on the operating table.  I enjoyed the way Mr. Burpo shared the experiences his family went through, and how Colton’s illness, and revelations, affected all of them.

This is a quick read, great for those looking for faith, or grieving a loss. You can find it at and other online bookstores, as well as at brick and mortar stores. A great gift for family or friends.


BOOK REVIEW: Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander, M.D.

Review by Ryder Islington This isn’t just another book on Near Death Experiences. Dr. Alexander is a neurosurgeon and up until his own NDE, had no belief in anything he couldn’t see, touch, taste, hear or smell. He was pure scientist who ‘allowed’ his patients their faith as a comfort.

We can see from his writing that Dr. Alexander isn’t a novelist. He often dumps info into the middle of the point he’s making. Of course, without that info, the average reader wouldn’t have a clue what he’s talking about, or how extraordinary his story is. So we must not only forgive him for this method of informing us, but applaud him for this piece of work.

Dr. Alexander tells the story of his upbringing, his family life, his education and career, and then the sudden illness that sent him into a coma for seven days, and how that seven days changed his life. His story is a miracle.

I really enjoyed this read. It was amazing to see such a turn around by a pure scientist who has discovered the spirit world and can’t wait to share it. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about NDE’s, spirituality, brain damage, coma, or just enjoys seeing someone find his true self.