Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition - Todd Burpo

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

By Todd Burpo

  • Release Date: 2011-10-31
  • Genre: Christianity
Score: 4.5
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Description

“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.

Reviews

  • AMAZING!!😍🙏🏻

    5
    By Cristina Pacheco
    I just watched the movie like not even ten minutes ago. The movie was amazing!! It's really inspiring! I have not yet read the book but I am definitely gonna buy it. This is such an amazing story and I am very glad it got told to the world! I can not wait to read the book. The painting of Jesus from the movie was amazing. Just looking at it and wondering if that is really what he looks like warms my heart. Really wanting to buy a painting online. For them two children to experience such an amazing thing is very wonderful. I, myself would love to experience what they did. The would be life changing. It would give a whole different look on life but not only life itself. But what everyone says about Jesus and god. Everyone has this image on what everyone thinks he looks like. But honestly how would we know. We've never meet them. Colton on the other hand obviously has. He might not have been to explain what he saw but he knew what he saw was real. No one could tell him any different. I would really like to meet Colton. And the other little girl who had the same experience as Colton. I would love to hear what they have to say about everything they went through. To hear how they handled a such a young age and what people thought of them. They must have went through a rough time with that. But now that they are older and can explain it better. I would love to talk with them.
  • Wonderful narrative!

    4
    By Sistergmw
    I was completely absorbed while reading this story. I'm a registered nurse with almost 50 years of experience. I was appalled that the doctor misdiagnosed appendicitis! A simple palpation of the abdomen would have revealed it! Poor parents, poor boy! I'm also a Catholic nun. I believe Heaven is all around us, but so is hell. Colton is right about satan--when I was 16 I felt his evil presence and I never forgot it. Thank you for sharing these events and for the picture of YAH'SHUA (Jesus') REAL Name. Blessings to all and please pray for me as I'm ill and alone except for my dog and birds. And please pray that my house sells quickly.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Restoredfaith
    I grew up in a small town and attended a catholic school! We spent every Friday walking to the Catholic Church so I've always believed in God but haven't been one to go to church every Sunday and pray before bed type. This book opened my eyes and I am now a restored believer!
  • Jesus Loves Us

    5
    By Twinpower.
    I am a Christian so that makes this such a powerful book. As a parent, I cried with real pain as Colton's parents tried to find a way to save their boy. I believe in God, heaven and that this boy sat in Jesus' lap. His trip to heaven renews my long held faith in Him. We are never alone for God is with us. I hope this book has helped many have faith.
  • Book Review for Class

    5
    By Adamj30855
    The book Heaven is for Real is of a three year old boys experience in Heaven during his near death experience. The purpose of this book is to tell his miracle of seeing Jesus and being in Heaven. The audience targeted for this book is everyone. It has a religious stand point, but the audience for this book is everyone. This way Colton's story can be shared as well as the message of Jesus Christ. The tone of the novel is innocence coming from the child's stand point and also confusion because it is unimaginable that all of this could happen in three minutes. I recommend this book for everyone. It is a heart warming story of a child's miracle.
  • ALL CHRISTIANS MUST READ THIS

    5
    By Francophone123456789
    As a Christian, this book was a great read for me. This book will change what you think of heaven forever. I hope you read this.
  • Unbelievable

    4
    By Kay lay123
    I love this book. I almost cried. I wish I was like him. MUST READ!!!!!!!!!!
  • Heaven is for Real

    5
    By Me4poker
    Great book! Better than the movie.
  • Heaven is for real

    5
    By Lexmightster
    Great book !! Movie is good too totally worth my money!!!
  • Heaven is for real

    5
    By Sick moves
    Loved it, comes from the heart and goes into the heart. Thanks for sharing your story Burpo family. Clay