Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

Heaven is for Real A Little Boy s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back 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 foll
  • Title: Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
  • Author: Todd Burpo Lynn Vincent
  • ISBN: 9780849946158
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Paperback
  • Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
    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 durWhen 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 you the chance to see, and believe, like a child.
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    Heaven Is for Real Apr , Heaven Is for Real Heaven Is for Real PG h min Biography, Drama, Family April USA Trailer VIDEOS IMAGES Video vi A small town father must find the courage and conviction to share his Heaven Is for Real Rotten Tomatoes Apr , Based on true events, Heaven Is For Real is a compelling character drama from writer director Randall Wallace Starring Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, and Thomas Haden Church, the film has a good cast Heaven Is for Real What Is Heaven A Complete Guide Christianity Aug , Heaven is a very common term in the Bible, used for the sky for the space beyond our atmosphere and for God s dwelling place Jesus frequently talks about the Kingdom of Heaven as a present reality with a future final fulfillment Ed Jarrett Christianity Contributing Writer. Heaven is for Real Ministries Heaven is for Real Ministries was established in May of due to the overwhelming response to the book Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo We are dedicated to sharing our story with anyone who wants to hear it for the sole purpose of lifting up the name of Jesus Christ and His church As we tour around the world bringing the hope of Heaven everywhere we go, we remember that it is only by the grace of Heaven What It s Like, Where It Is More Apr , God is in heaven because heaven is his dwelling place The Lord Jesus has been in heaven ever since he ascended from the earth shortly after his resurrection Acts The Bible tells us that angels are in heaven In fact there are myriads of angels uncountable numbers of heavenly beings all of them serving the Lord in various ways. What is heaven like where is heaven Bibleinfo Heaven is a real place where the people of God will live one day In fact, heaven is where God and the angels live John even says that Jesus is in heaven preparing a place for us to live In heaven, those saved by God will have new bodies without the curse of sin

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    About " Todd Burpo Lynn Vincent "

  • Todd Burpo Lynn Vincent

    Todd Burpo is pastor of Crossroads Wesleyan and a volunteer fireman He and his wife, Sonja, have four children Colton is an active 14 year old he has an older sister, Cassie a younger brother, Colby and a very special sister he met in heaven, yet to be named.

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  • Oh Boy.I am reluctant to review this since I have friends who loved this book, and my mother recommended it But this book bugged me so much I just have to have my say.This is a book about a three year old boy, Colton, who comes close to death never pronounced clinically dead, as in most near death experiences , Claims that he hung out with Jesus, God, John the Baptist, Gabriel, the Holy Ghost I ve always wondered about the holy ghost , his great grandpa, his dead sister, and Jesus s rainbow hors [...]


  • For a while now people have been asking me to read and comment on the book Heaven is for Real written by Todd Burpo Todd Burpo writes the book as an account of the experiences of his four year old son, Colten For some reason, because I am a pastor, people think I am going to love this book about a little boy who went to heaven, met Jesus, and then Jesus sent him back like you put your unfinished cookies back in the oven.Well, here goes and don t hate me for being honest I did not like this book [...]



  • I am already on the 11th chapter I am just get chills when I read this book Last night, I spent time reading comments from I was shocked of all the one stars and negative comments These are the topics that kept coming up I just have to vent about it1 WHY DID THE PARENTS WAIT SO LONG That the parents waited to long to take him to the doctor.Well, they did take him to the doctor The doctor told them no thing was wrong expect a stomach virus This can reoccur plus when the sister got sick it just ma [...]


  • So I ll preface this by saying the following 1 I would have never read this of my own accord I read it only for book club.2 I was skeptical going in.3 Though I m a born and raised Catholic, I would classify myself as an agnostic, at best.4 I ll also admit I skimmed huge chunks of this book It was the only way I was going to get through it at all It was worse than I expected Things that Bothered Me in no particular order 1 The first half of the book is the father rambling about his illnesses Yes, [...]


  • First of all, this is a book I would never in a million years pick up on my own I read it b c one of my students brought it to me and told me how much he loved it, and that he wanted to lend it to me so I could read it So, yeah I read this b c I care about my students and the things that are important to them But I am also an atheist, and so of course I couldn t read the book through any other lens than that.I honestly tried to balance being skeptical with having an open mind, but, as so many ot [...]


  • My best friend in the world is battling stage 4 cancer She wanted me to read it so of course I did After finishing it I just can t review this book Who am I to know if this Colton experienced heaven or not I am no one to judge how well a miracle is written It will forever be a mystery of faith I m rating this 5 stars for the comfort it gave my best friend There must be something to it if it put a smile on her face while she s dealing with this huge battle She s not on but this is for Shannon UPD [...]


  • I m not sure how I feel about this book When I lost my son last year, I got a lot of the he s in heaven now, and you ll be with him again some day comments And I wanted to believe, I really did But I ve always had a problem with faith It would be so much easier for me to accept losing him, if I could truly have faith in him being safe and happy in a better place But it s a hard thing to believe Try though I might.Several people in a Compassionate Friends support meeting recommended this book to [...]


  • Update 4 14 2014 initial review remains unchanged Now seems like as good a time as any for an update on this relevance clutching intelligence insulter, seeing as how the cinematic adaptation with all the cliches and sentimentality of a Lifetime movie and all the subtlety and critical rigor of Ken Ham is hitting theaters on that pagan holiday on which Christians celebrate a brutal execution and subsequent messianic zombification The film starring Greg Kinnear and disappointingly Thomas Hayden Chu [...]


  • True story 1 My husband s former boss once told him she has evidence for a past life she spoke Welsh a language she is completely unfamiliar with in her sleep.My husband asked the obvious question How do you know you spoke Welsh in your sleep She had a friend spending the night, and the friend heard her talking in her sleep, and she said I was speaking Welsh Does she speak Welsh Well, no But she said it sounded like Welsh Every time I hear someone say, This is how I know such and such is true, I [...]


  • I skim read this some time ago and just glanced over it again to remind myself of some of the details I cannot believe this book continues to sell millions of copies or that there has been a sequel and now a movie The book itself is poorly written and tells the story of all of the mundane details and events leading up to and after Colton s hospital admission They would have done better to have written a blog post containing the interesting details than trying to make the word count sufficient fo [...]


  • I know, I know, don t raise your eyebrows I felt I just had to read this book I felt it could not possibly be as ridiculous as it seemed from many reviews.Well Colton, you said that angels sang to you while you were at the hospital He nodded his head vigorously What did they sing to you Colton turned his eyes up and to the right, the attitude of remembering Well, they sang Jesus Loves Me and Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho, he said earnestly I asked them to sing We Will, We Will Rock You, bu [...]


  • Why did I read this book I don t know I saw the family on the Today Show, and they seemed honest and earnest and pretty normal When something extraordinary happens to regular people, I tend to be open to believe it So if this little boy was claiming he visited heaven, I was curious to see what he had to say about it In short, the Burpo family s 4 year old son Colton suffers from a burst appendix and nearly dies on the operating table I won t go into discussing why the family waited what seemed [...]


  • This book was a very quick read, due to the fact that I didn t want to stop reading it Todd Burpo did an excellent job in describing the events that led to his son s discovery of Heaven If you have children, you can appreciate his depiction of the events and mannerisms of his children If you have lost a child, you can appreciate the pain that Todd, and especially his wife reflect upon, and the sheer joy that they experience when they are delivered a simple, yet powerful message from their son, C [...]


  • Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum 0 StarsIt s rare that I go back and review a book that I read in my past life see what I did there as a non book reviewer That being said, with movie promos bombarding my television and feed night and day, I figured it was time to make an exception Let me begin by stating I do not read book jackets and was always a pretty willing guinea pig when it came to reading whatever friends co workers relatives acquaintances wanted to pass my way All that changed af [...]


  • I don t doubt for a minute that this kid believes what he is saying After all, he was 4 when it happened Aside from heaven being real, I m guessing he believes many other things are real too Elmo, Mickey Mouse, and unicorns What I can t fathom is that his parents would be gullible enough to believe it too Although, the fact that when Todd says as a pastor, I m not a believer in superstition he doesn t see the irony in the statement, it should have told me everything I needed to know about him Of [...]


  • This book made you think I feel like it is a feel good story, and most everything this boy saw went along with what i believe heaven will be I thought the writing in the beginning was well crafted and the ending wavered a bit, but overall it is a fast, captivating read It is worth your time I think it is possible he saw heaven, but I also am not sure all the things his 4 year old said necessarily were accurate, as is the case with all 4 year olds This book had a way of pulling you in and making [...]


  • My Mom has been reading us this story at nightime We usually read 2 4 chapters The book is about a little boy named Colton At the beginning, he dosen t want to hold Rosie, a big Spider at the Petting Zoo Later, he can t stop throwing up He has to go through surgery because he had the place inside him that holds all the Poison in him exploded Then he said that he left his body and went to Heaven Then he said to his dad, Hey Mommy Colton s Mom says Yes Did you know that Daddy was given the job to [...]


  • Heaven may be for real, but the Burpos certainly aren t.I know it sounds hypocritical for a Christian to be skeptical, but I think in a few years the Burpo family is going to come out and say the whole thing was an elaborate metaphor and they re shocked anyone would take it literally But thanks for the .Overall, the book is a quick, easy read Sometimes there are too many digressions about how cute the kids are and how awesome small town life is, which seem unnecessary for the scope of the book Y [...]


  • One sub genre of Christian literature reports dead and back experiences Because I criticized some as self serving and frankly false, I receive others for my enlightenment or critique Heaven is for Real A Little Boy s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back is distinctly different Naturally, anyone could make up a story about a four year old boy s brush with death and his report on what heaven s like And this may be one of those I have no way to judge But unlike so many others of the genr [...]


  • DISAPPOINTED I remained open all the way to the end hoping somehow that I would be blown away by some philosophical rant about how all people could hope to experience heaven I m wondering if there was something I missed I walked away from this book somewhat indignant at the idea that a person did not have a chance of going to heaven because they did not have Jesus in their heart I find the book to be another example of why people have difficulty finding any spiritual comfort in religion, Christi [...]


  • While doing some research on NDEs near death experiences at the local library, I noticed the shelf held five copies of Heaven is for Real the story of a boy who went to heaven and came back This not to be confused with The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven , which has now been pulled by the publisher after young Alex Malarkey confessed his story was fabricated It s a bonafide genre now, boasting a number of bestsellers, but Heaven is for Real reigns chief amongst them with 10 million copies sold and [...]


  • I love the very last line of the epilogue of this book Colton, what do you want people to know from your story Colton says I want them to know that Heaven is for real And that s the journey this book took me on Helping me get a tiny a picture of what Heaven is going to be like This story also reminded me of the importance of childlike faith, and how much Jesus especially loves children It emphasized in a new way how important my example and interactions are with the children in my life Children [...]


  • SPOILERS BELOW This review may seem a bit negative, but I really didn t think that this book was bad I just thought it was a little too stretched for my liking I 100% believe that it is possible for this little boy to have gone to heaven seen Jesus Christ seen relatives from the other side of the veil I also believe that it was possible for him to see things that were occurring to his parents while he was in surgery However, I find a few things that the author talked about a little hard to swall [...]


  • I m not putting this on any shelf other than read I m not going to take a stand on any other heading.The first part of this book was hard for me to read, I suppose it will be for most parents Knowing we re closing in on an account of either the near death or temporary death of a child will bear down on anyone who has children After that we get into the account of how the parents came to believe that their child had been conscious in Heaven The point of the book is that Colton remembered seeing J [...]


  • While I don t doubt this boy s sincerity or the facts of his illness and his remembrance of what he experienced, surely there is to God s realm than this I find his God too small, but perhaps God tailored the boy s heaven experience specifically to him We ll know when we get there


  • A young boy emerges from life saving surgery with remarkable stories of his visit to heaven Heaven Is for Real is the true story of the four year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room The family didn t know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear Colton said he met his miscarried sister, [...]


  • This is probably the most neutral review I ve ever written Why write one then Because there are some things I have to say about this book.Before I begin, let me say I am coming from a conservative Christian background I believe that what the Bible says is true And the Bible says that there is no new revelation Which meant I was approaching this book with quite a bit of misgiving.Although technically a nonfiction book, I ended up reading it as if it were fiction It was a very quick read, easy to [...]


  • I found pieces of this book very emotionally moving and convincing The way he wept over the sister he met in heaven and the reaction of his mother who had lost her years ago absolutely killed me The tenderness and childlikeness displayed throughout the prose was very thoughtful Yet there were certain passages that left me questioning it s authenticity I want to believe that the son was completely unhindered in what he saw but some of his descriptions sound like classic bible school teachings Jes [...]


  • I m not a religious person, but I was interested in the part where their three year old son meets Jesus I also found it super fascinating all the tragedy that this family goes through It is crazy that one family has been hit by so much I really enjoyed this book And finished it in 4 days


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