"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
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.
I am a miracle worker. Doing what I can to choose love over fear.
Yes! The reason I gave it three stars has to do with a:) The Q&A with the father in the beginning and b.) The father's constant need to say "we are a normal family". I liked parts of this account of a true story in my opinion. They did drag it out which made me think they felt the book needed to be longer than the case. I am a Christian, thus I feel the story were important and uplifting. Like the fact: Jesus is sitting next to his Father A.K.A. They must be divided, but still working as one.
Unlike "Proof of heaven" which I rated higher ( If it can change it I will) This book made me cry. Worth spending your cash on if you want what I call a more fully painted picture than given in "Proof of Heaven" Some parts like I already said should have been cut, making the listen intense for 2,5 hours. Now you have to wait for the amazing moments which could lead you falling to sleep while missing the best parts.
At it's best it can lift you up and give you strength. I highly suggest continuing with the book "God loves you" by Dr. Jeremiah if you need a hand in this world.
This was the first
The father and his son
No, I think every NDE is personal as the boy learns about his fame it could very well change his memory of heaven
As you listen to this book, try and avoid thinking what atheists have to say. Listen to the message in your heart when you are done. What you feel is the important thing, I would give it to a child because they wish to learn. This unlike other NDE books are written closer to their language than other accounts of this sort. I loved it and the boy would get more stars, however the father takes up to much space.
Top of the best list
Story is a quick read, but an emotional moving story
A moving true story based on a 4 year old's experience meeting Jesus in Heaven
Audio books have opened my world so much. I have been a member for a few years and i plan on being a member for many more years <3
seven out of ten.
when he describes heaven.
No i havent. But I liked him.
emm, good question.
As good as any
The end where he mentions there were dogs in heavenbecause mine just died
What a trip!!
I am glad a previous reviewer suggested skipping the intro/prologue. I went straight to the story and found it very interesting. Yes, there was a fair amount of excess material, but it was all relevant. The tale of the boy's experience is reassuring and inspirational, especially in the context of my mom's lengthy and painful illness.
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