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Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
by Todd Burpo, Lynn Vincent
Paperback : 163 pages
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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
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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On Wednesday, we broke the news to the Imperial hospital
staff that we were taking Colton to the Great Plains Regional
Medical Center in North Platte. We considered Norma’s suggestion
of Children’s in Denver, but felt it would be better to
stay closer to our base of support. It took a while to get
Colton checked out, as it does anytime you leave a hospital,
but to us it seemed an eternity. Finally, a nurse came in with
the discharge papers, a copy of Colton’s test results, and a
large, flat brown envelope containing his Xrays. Sonja called
ahead to the office of pediatrician Dr. Dell Shepherd to let his
staff know we were coming.
At 10:30 a.m., I picked Colton up out of the hospital bed
and was shocked at the limpness of his body. He felt like a rag
in my arms. It would’ve been a great time to panic, but I tried
to keep my cool. At least we were doing something now. We
were taking action.
Colton’s car seat was strapped into the backseat of our
SUV. Gently, I laid him in, wondering as I buckled him in how
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