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by Todd Burpo, Lynn Vincent

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Title:Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
Authors:Todd Burpo
Other authors:Lynn Vincent
Info:Thomas Nelson (2010), Edition: Original, Paperback, 192 pages
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Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo (2010)


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“Heaven is for Real” By: Todd Burpo

In the book “Heaven is for Real” by, Todd Burpo, his at the time 4 year old son experiences a life changing event. Colton, Todd’s son, had to get an appendectomy and following more surgeries for abscesses found after. During one of these many surgeries Colton experiences heaven. Throughout the book more and more is revealed about Colton’s amazing journey and he talk about things no 4 year old would have known. This book was a truly inspirational book about a little boy's journey to heaven and back.

I decided to read “Heaven is for Real” because I knew this book was a movie so I wanted to read it. I really enjoyed reading this book because of how astonishing Colton’s experience actually was. His supposedly tragic story about being in a hospital for many weeks and getting multiple surgeries, had an amazing outcome. Both his parents, Todd and Sonja, were very strong to stand by Colton throughout his entire experience at the many hospitals. This book took place at many different places, Colton was treated at the Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte and before that at the hospital in Imperial, Nebraska, which was their home town.

Overall, I thought this was an Inspiring and engaging book and even though there are many ties with a religious faith I believe anyone would enjoy reading it. ( )
  Tiga14 | Oct 9, 2014 |
favorite book so far! amazing how a little boy can know and see so much!!
the movie is good but the book is better! love how it shows real pictures of colton. and a fantastic ending
  audreys2019 | Oct 3, 2014 |

Mistaken for the common stomach bug, was actually a life-threatening moment for little 3 year old Colton Burpo. Colton ended up having a burst appendix in the true story called, Heaven is for Real written by Todd Burpo. Doctors didn’t know what was wrong with him until they transferred the little, delicate body to another hospital, which is where they had to rush Colton into an emergency surgery. He wasn’t expected to survive the very dangerous surgery, but surprisingly he did. He survived it by visiting Jesus in Heaven in the middle of surgery, without even missing a single heartbeat.

A few months after Colton’s miraculous survival, Colton starts to tell his parents, Todd and Sonja Burpo, about his journey to the great and honorable place known as, Heaven. He said that while he was there, the angels sang to him and he sat on Jesus’ lap. He said that God answered the prayers of the kind and sensitive people who prayed for Colton during the time period of his life threatening experience. Slowly Colton began to tell everything he knew about Heaven throughout a course of 2 years. He gave details that are hard to make up such as, “Nobody is old and nobody wears glasses in Heaven.” With all of the stories and detail of Colton’s telling of his adventure to Heaven, he convinced and inspired people that Heaven is for Real.
Heaven is for Real is a very inspirational and touching story of Colton Burpo. The author uses words that really form the pictures and has the reader feeling the same emotions that Todd and Sonja Burpo experienced. The story really hooks the readers and will have them flying through the pages. ( )
  JaSt14 | Sep 25, 2014 |
Over all it was a good read. I am not sure I believe it as being true because the author was a pastor and his son supposedly knew all the fine details of the bible without ever hearing those things. But I believe children are always listening even when you think they aren't. How many times has he heard certain sermons that you didn't think he was old enough to comprehend. It was inspiring to think that it is possible that he went to heaven but I am still not convinced totally. ( )
  MrShawnsLilLady | Sep 12, 2014 |
This is a child's eye view of a trip to Heaven following a ruptured appendix. Told in the simple words of a child, matter of fact, lighthearted and filled with love. Colton comes "back" from the other side knowing where people were during his surgery, what long-dead relatives looked like, and that "Nobody is old and nobody wears glasses" in heaven. An uplifting tale. ( )
  Berly | Aug 31, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0849946158, Paperback)

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, whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born, then shared impossible-to-know details about each. He describes the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how "reaaally big" God and his chair are, and how the Holy Spirit "shoots down power" from heaven to help us.

Told by the father, but often in Colton's own words, the disarmingly simple message is heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and be ready, there is a coming last battle.

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Presents the story of the four-year old son of a Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven.

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