"Do you remember the hospital, Colton?” Sonja said. “Yes, mommy, I remember,” he said. “That’s where the angels sang to me."
When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren’t expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed—a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy’s trip to heaven and back.
Colton, not yet four years old, told his parents he left his body during the surgery - and authenticated that claim by describing exactly what his parents were doing in another part of the hospital while he was being operated on. He talked of visiting heaven and relayed stories told to him by people he met there whom he had never met in life, sharing events that happened even before he was born. He also astonished his parents with descriptions and obscure details about heaven that matched the Bible exactly, though he had not yet learned to read. With disarming innocence and the plainspoken boldness of a child, Colton tells of meeting long-departed family members. He describes Jesus, the angels, how “really, really big” God is, and how much God loves us.
Retold by his father, but using Colton’s uniquely simple words, Heaven Is for Real offers a glimpse of the world that awaits us, where, as Colton says, “Nobody is old and nobody wears glasses.”
©2010 Todd Burpo (P)2010 Oasis
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This is such a faith strengthening testimony that has me in a place of looking forward to meeting Jesus and seeing loved ones even as I still enjoy life on this side!
90 Minutes in Heaven - the experience of a person and their testimony clearly designed to encourage others now to strengthen their relationship with God so as to experience a beautiful eternity!
The authenticity of the story. It was inspiring to me
havent read anything that I could compare it to that was authentic and not a novel
no he is new to me
The book inspired me with wonder, to hope that I may also have the same experience one day in Heaven
The most enjoyable parts for me were hearing how Colton (the boy) revealed his experiences to his parents and their reactions to each revelation.
One of the most memorable moments was when Colton told his mom that he had another sister and that whole discussion.
Dean allows me to get a little sense of the emotion the family experienced.
Well, at this writing, today is the opening day for the actual movie, so this question is not necessary! I think the book's tagline is fine!
As a Christian myself, I found this book to be an amazing, inspirational story. It provides a possible glimpse into some details of the heavenly and spiritual world that most all of us can't see and won't see until we die and go to Heaven ourselves. It gave me a little insight into what I've read in the Bible. It was a very emotional and amazing story that has strengthened my prayer life and a story that I enjoyed very much. I've listened to it twice already.
For those who consider themselves Agnostic or Atheist, reading this book with an open mind may cause them to re-consider what God and Jesus say in the Bible and what it really means to be a Christian.
Yes because it is heartwarming, real, gives you hope on many levels, and I believe it as a Christian, and if I weren`t it woul still give me comfort.
The Bible. It is in keeping with what the Bible teaches.
Every day experiences in a story told in a way that you can relate. It sounds realistic, the emotions in his voice are just right and timing is perfect. It reels you in.
It convinced me thar regardless of whether all of these things truly happened to this child, they could have. There is nothing about this book that could do anything but bring glory to God by reading it and that it would bring hope to so many people and change their lives if they believe in what they read and apply thee belifs of Jesus, Heaven, and God in this book.
It is a life changing book and I am looking forward to seeing the movie with my church on Good Friday whrn it is released at the theater. I am glad I was able to hear it on Audible first.
I enjoyed the narrator. But the book itself was a very touching encounter that will change my perspective and charge my faith!
That there is so much evidence of the truth from an innocent unknowing little boy. Jesus loves the children!!!!!!!!!!
I liked his enthusiasm and story telling ability.
Read (listen, lol) and you will enjoy it!! :)
not sure what other book I would compare to
Didn't really have a favorite scene
Felt for the parents as their son was in such an ill state and clinicians were having trouble figuring out what was wrong with the little boy.
Good book, liked the message....easy to listen to and follow, written simply.
I don't know. It was really just boring.
It was just not that interesting. It was like listening to a parent over-talk about their kid.
I just don't know why this book was such a seller.
THE FACT REMAINS HOW CAN A CHILD KNOW SO MUCH ABOUT SOMETHING HE WAS NEVER EXPOSED TO FROM HIS MY FATHER OR MOTHER. HE EXPLAINED THINGS THAT HE WOULD OF NEVER KNOW UNLESS HE DID VISIT HEAVEN.IT IS A FACTUAL READING EXPERIENCE AND I BELIEVE EVERYONE SHOULD GET A CHANCE TO HEAR THIS AMAZING STORY OF FACTUAL EXPERIENCES OF A CHILD.DON'T MISS IT!!!!!!!!!!
SO, FAR I HAVE NOT BEEN EXPOSED TO ENOUGH OF AUDIO BOOKS TO MAKE A CALL ON WHAT IS INCOMPARISON.TRY IT, IT IS WORTH MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY,.GREAT AUDIO BOOK AND WE NEED MORE LIKE THESE IF WE ARE REALLY WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTHS OF HEAVEN.READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OR LISTEN TO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I CAN NOT COMPARE YET DUE TO THE LACK OF EXPERIENCE.MAYBE LATER I CAN ANSWER THAT QUESTION.
IT WOULD BE THE TRUTH ABOUT HEAVEN, NO IFS, ANDS, OR BUTS.IT IS A REAL EXPERIENCE THAT WE ALL NEED TO KNOW.
YOU WOULD BE FOOLISH IF YOU PASS THIS AUDIO BOOK UP.I CAN NOT SAY ENOUGH OF GOOD THINGS ABOUT IT.SINCERLY,MM
It is by far on top!
None so far.
Expresion and realism.
Yes and I did.
A must read for anyone who has any doubt about Heaven and who is there.
"Breathless! I want more of Jesus"
What a great story. Glad it's through a child's eyes, so unspoiled and pure... God's magnificent love demonstrated through the miraculous
I have listened to this book twice and have recommended it to several people. It is not great literature but it is a good story. To my English ear, the accent of the reader is too broad and in terms of the story, it takes too long to get to Colton's experience of heaven. But on the whole the message carries great hope. I have lost three people this year and the book strongly encourages me to believe I will see them all again.
Very disappointed with this book because I had high hopes.
This is the story of a four year old boy w
ho nearly died and apparently experienced heaven.
Read by the boys father who insists on speaking like a little boy whenever he quotes his son and does a lady voice when quoting his wife neither of which add to the story and becomes quite irritating.
There is some unnecessary padding out in the book including a chapter that describes a family day out in detail that has no relevance to the theme of the book.
My biggest problem with the story is that the child's experience of heaven happens to fit exactly with the child's fathers opinion of what heaven should be like. Repeatedly the father (who is pastor) states that as adults we KNOW that heaven is full of angels with wings, Jesus is there wearing a crown and a sash and other characters from the bible are also there. He keeps saying "how could I child know what is in heaven unless he had been there".
The child also makes statements like the only way to get to heaven is through Christ - this is really narrow minded old school theory. Presumably there are no Muslims or Hindu's in heaven then?
This account is purely a case of seeing and hearing what you want to see and hear.
"I didn't finish it"
I found the constant religious references frustrating - maybe that info is on the back cover of the printed book and if I had flicked through a printed copy I may have noticed it then, but I didn't notice it when looking at it on Audible.
I believe that this story did happen as read, but it didn't live up to my expectations of it. I didn't finish it - I guess there was no 'unknown' about the story to keep me interested.
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