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Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back (Paperback)

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    “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.


    ISBN 9780849946158
    Genre RELIGION / Christian Theology / Eschatology
    Format Paperback
    Pages 163
    Publisher Date 2010-11-02 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.5 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
    Edition Detail Original
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Burpo, Todd
    Country of Origin United States

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      Amazing book with a truly believable little boy.

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    • Awesome Buy

      I am a Christian but reading this book gave me a renewed blessing. I passed the book on with the hope it will bless others and maybe show some the path to heaven.

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    • Better then the movie

      If you seen the movie first I am sorry. But like most book made into a movie the book is so much better. If I would have seen the movie first I know I would not have read the book. But it is a wonderful story. So read the book.

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    • Mother

      This was a very enjoyable and believe able book. It was just awesome.

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    • Homemaker

      Loved this book. Lost my son in an accident--book gave me alot of comfort

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    • Heaven Is for Real

      This is a wonderful book that will touch your heart and give you hope. I am purchasing extra copies to give to friends and family because I believe that much in this book. I have read other books about Heaven but this is one that you will not want to put down. From cover to cover, you will not be disappointed. This book is a blessing to the ones that wrote it and the ones that read it!

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    • heaven is for real

      uplifting book..good read...time well won't be sorry if you buy this book

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    • Book- Heaven is for real

      The product was fine, as described. It was the shipping that took 15 days to arrive after ordering.

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    • Good not great.

      The book was written nicely. The little boy has had a near death experience, which is fascinating but when they tell the story it is clear that his experience is colored by his minister father's teaching. It is evidence that the spirit lives after death. It speaks to the continuance of family relationships after death and the care of a Loving Father in Heaven.

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    • Highly recommend this to everyone!

      This is one of the most inspiring books you will ever read. It's a book that immediately draws you in and is so powerful you can't put it down.

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