Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
by Todd Burpo
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—an extraordinary story of Colton's trip to heaven and back.
Colton, not yet four years old, told his parents he left his body during the surgery—describing exactly what his parents were doing in another part of the hospital while he was being operated on. He talked of visiting heaven, relaying stories told to him by people he met there whom he had never met on Earth, sharing events that happened even before he was born.
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 may forever change the way you think of eternity, offering the chance to see, and believe, like a child.
"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.
About the Author
Todd Burpo is the pastor of Crossroads Wesleyan Church in Imperial, Nebraska. He volunteers at Chase County Public Schools as wrestling coach, is a member of the school board, and a volunteer fire fighter.
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