"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
In China, there's countless lost of unborn baby, only God is the answer for the families to be healed and have the beautiful hope, thanks to the pastor's family and thanks to Jesus our savior!
All I can say is, Thank you. I am a Christian and i do believe so to me this book is just more confirmation.
WOW! I listened to this book everyday going to work and coming home. I don't think there was a time that I didn't have a smile from ear to ear. I also have the book. I'm going to re-listen to this with my 11 year old son as we read the book together. I can't wait for him to hear it! Also, very good narration. I sometimes smiles at his voice changes for the different characters. It was cute. What a blessed little boy and family.
I saw the movie first. It left out so much of the boy's story of what he saw in heaven. I have always believed in heaven but after this there is no way you could not believe that this child did not go to heaven and witness what he says. He had no way of knowing these things that he talks about seeing and talking to the people he talked to.
The experiences that he had in heaven and how he met his sister that he had no knowledge of and no way of knowing anything about the miscarriage. I think everyone needs to read this story. Great story!!
Dean did an excellent job with this book.
Yes when his father the minister did not believe his son and then he got confused and doubted his own religion.
A must read. Much better than the movie.
I am on the young side of being older, but nonetheless - wiser.
A little boy's first-hand account of his visit to heaven... it is excellent and impossible to refute.
I would say it's number one.
There are many but, I guess the one that stands out the most would be when Colton said he not only had interactions with Jesus but God as well. When questioned about God's throne and Jesus sitting at his right hand and Gabriel on his left sent chills down my spine.
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