Mom. Her courage
This book was a blessing. Thank you for writing it Rev & Mrs. Burpo and deciding to share it with the world.
I would say it was worth the time to listen to the book. It is a good story.
Some of the things Colten said was as it states in the bible.
I would have liked Colten to read his own part. At the age of eleven he should have been able to read it himself. It would have seemed more real. Or at least have a child read the part and not an adult.
I don't think so. I don't think they could do it justice in a move.
I would like to have known more about his relationship with his living sister Cassey. The story tells you nothing about her and how close Colten might have been to her.
Told from parents' perspective and from their interpretation of their son's comments. Sounds like parents are strong fundamentalist Christians who interpreted son's experiences from a strictly biblical point of view. I felt like I was listening to a sermon more than a small child's story though it was very interesting and not without merit.
Cannot explain why but I did not care for the narrator or the style of writing. Often I listen to my books a few times but I don't think I will revisit this one.
Deffinately because it touched my heart
When the little boy sat on Jesus lap.
Seeing his relatives in Heaven
Made me cry in spots
Very good read and excellant listining
I'd say one must be very secure in your faith and be very knowledgeable in the Word of God - the Bible - if you intend to read this. It most definitely is comforting to the one so dearly missing a passed-away loved one. But it treads on a terrain not so well demarcated in the Bible and a terrain misused and abused almost time and again by anyone who tries to venture there...
The only book to compare this to is the Bible itself - The Scriptures are the only and most truest of references that we have on these sort of issues.
The story was well read.
I am a father who lost my son, my only son, at age 5 years and 6 months in March 2011. He also was ill and also was wrongly diagnosed by doctors. He died in my arms when he went from high fever into hypothermia. We fought for his life on the farm and in the ambulance and in the emergency room, for 2 hours - his heart kept beating very weakly for that period but we were told afterwards that he in fact must have died when he collapsed. I am a God fearing man who judges everything in life by the Word of God and I teach this to my children. I inspect life and try to be weary of the traps. I would never have listened to this audiobook would my beloved son not have died and I still be in mourning and looking for answers, understanding and acceptance.
This is just too much of a dangerous topic for the one who does not know his Maker and His Scriptures. Such a person is apt to fall further behind if he or she ventures on these grounds. But what I can admit was that I received a lot of encouraging, understanding and acceptance when I listened to this and confirmed Scripture accuracy - a LOT. I have not cross-checked everything yet - therefore, please do not accept on my account that I reckon everything said here is true and well and in line with the Bible. I just say that I still need to re-listen a few parts and read up on that. But this book has done me well and assisted in my healing and for that I thank my Heavenly Father and the dear people who exposed themselves in the putting forth of their most private heartaches. It is now February 2012. The birth date of my son's passing away and that most dreaded and awful day of my life is a mere month away. Anticipation is building up and I am not looking forward to it. May you find your answers in God alone.
I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.
I really enjoyed the story, and I do believe some of it, however I think it might have been spiced up a bit. Burpo is a pastor and this doesn't sound like any other near death experience I have read about or researched. It is way too biblical. Either way though, it is a really good read and it is an inspiring story.
I liked the narrators voice and was excited to hear what all Christians believe in.
When colton confirmed akienes picture of Jesus was correct. I always loved that picture and now see Jesus vividly.
What an amazing story! If you ever doubted your belief in heaven this story will make you believe again!
Hope for what heaven might be like
description of heaven
when the kid got better
Heaven is for real! I am not sure this book is completely true however.
You can pretty much read this at double or triple speed and skip the pages and pages of filler. Most of the first half is just blah blah blah about really boring stuff.
I found almost nothing worthwhile besides the few pages that describe his little boy's experience with heaven.
I'm pretty cynical, but I figured 'why would I not want this to be true?' With that mindset, it's encouraging, and inspiring to hear of the other side of life. I know there are reasons you might not think it's true, but it doesn't contradict any scriptures, and so set aside your list of reasons to hate on this, and take a listen and be encouraged. I found my prayer life totally changed by this.