{Heaven is for Real: Todd Burpo}

{Heaven is for Real: Todd Burpo}Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
Published by Thomas Nelson on November 2, 2010
Genres: Biography
Pages: 206
Format: eBook
Source: Borrowed
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5 Stars

"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.

{My Thoughts} – This book is truly astounding. It is also a must read for any Christian Believer. The innocence of a child is something that is often overlooked by many adults and this book brings that into a whole new prospective. I laughed, I cried and I was in awe throughout this whole book. I enjoyed reading about the conversations with young Colton as well as the Bible References in which Todd had used to back up everything that his son had been saying. IT truly brings the whole Heaven, God, Holy Spirit and the concept of time for that matter into another light. It amazes me that with all the Bible reading I have done, all the sermons I have attended in that past, that most of the things this child had come up to his parents and said, I honestly had no clue what they were. I enjoy reading my Bible from time to time but I tend to stay away from the book of Revelations because well it’s confusing to me, but this child was saying things straight out of that book of the Bible and he was saying them factual. It just well it blows my mind. Also, the other little girl mentioned in the book that had similar experiences as young Colton. That absolutely astounded me. I look forward to seeing the movie that is being made in regards to this book in the very near future!