"My relationship with Jesus remains one of pure wonder, humbleness and gratitude. My personal views on Jesus have only matured and deepened since age four."
At the tender age of four, Akiane Kramarik began creating sketches so full of detail and artistic integrity that her parents had no idea what to think of her abilities. However, by the time she advanced to painting at the age of six, it was clear that she possessed an extraordinary gift. Though she is onsidered the world's youngest binary prodigy of both realist art and poetry, Akiane claims her talent is a direct blessing from God, given so that she might lead people to Him.
Prince of Peace, completed when Akiane was only eight years old, has recently become her most well-known painting, thanks to its mention in the New York Times bestseller Heaven is for Real. This remarkable book tells the story of Colton Burpo, a four-year-old who claimed to have visited heaven during an emergency appendectomy. After his incredible experience, Colton complained that he couldn't find a painting or drawing of Jesus that truly represented His likeness. But when he saw Prince of Peace, he told his dad, "That one's right."