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 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.

Title:Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780849946158
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  • Stephanie *Extremely Stable Genius*

    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 yea...

  • Aaron Carlberg

    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 so...

  • Kristen

    Dear America,This is why people think we're stupid. Knock it off.Thanks,Kristen...

  • Miranda Reads

    As a true memoir - astounding. As a novel - an okay read. As an audiobook - kill it with fireThere's two ways to go about this review. Either 1) discuss the theological impact and connotations or 2) d...

  • Natasha

    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 Goodreads. I was shocked of all the one stars and negative comments. These ...

  • Amanda

    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 w...

  • Tina

    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...

  • Dawn

    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.. ...

  • Jakob J.

    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 al...

  • Deborah Markus

    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 quest...