"A beautifully written glimpse into heaven that will encourage those who doubt and thrill those who believe." -Ron Hall, coauthor of Same Kind of Different as Me "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 ...
"A beautifully written glimpse into heaven that will encourage those who doubt and thrill those who believe." -Ron Hall, coauthor of Same Kind of Different as Me "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." Heaven Is for Real will forever change the way you think of eternity, offering the chance to see, and believe, like a child.
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I believe in God and heaven but this book was ridiculous. Angels carry swords and bows and arrows! God sits on a big throne!! All a load of rubbish. If this was genuinely the boys experiences then I think he has a vivid imagination. But I think this is a piece of right wing religious propaganda thought up by people with little faith who try to hide their doubts by pushing the literal translation of the Bible. it is utter rubbish - avoid at all costs.
Sep 19, 2014
I had heard so much about the book that I had to get it and read it for myself. It opened up a whole new concept about Heaven and what it's like. Amazing story.
Mar 27, 2014
A wonderful book
I had read this book and then bought this one for a dear friend. She absolutely loved it. Can't wait for the movie to come out.
Mar 19, 2014
Loved this book..... plan on handing it to others to share..... Thnx for having this copy.
May 2, 2013
Yes, I believe it happened.
This is an incredible story of a little boy's experience of heaven - but it rings true. He meets his great grandfather. While he does not recognize a picture of him at age 64 before his death, he does pick him out of a picture of a family group when the man was 29! A must read for everyone who hopes to see life after death!
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