"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
A bookworm since a child. Love audible books.
I enjoy the audio versions of books because I commute. I think I enjoyed hearing the author himself talk about his experiences at the beginning of this book. You can hear the emotional content of the story in the audio book that you do not get in the print version.
Colton. The child would just blurt out what he was thinking and feeling.
Colton telling his parents that he had a sister in heaven.
This book was made into a film already. I enjoyed the audio book better than the movie.
New to audible - enjoy a variety of authors from Chick Lit/Romance to Biographies and interesting personal stories! Nice to meet you .. :)
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
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.