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Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back, Deluxe Edition
by Todd Burpo

Published: 2011-10-31
Hardcover : 192 pages
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#1 New York Times best-seller with more than 11 million copies sold and Amazon’s #17 best-selling book of all time. Heaven Is for Real was the best-selling non-fiction book of 2011 as reported by Nielsen’s Bookscan, and it was made in to a major motion picture by Sony in 2014.

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#1 New York Times best-seller with more than 11 million copies sold and Amazon’s #17 best-selling book of all time. Heaven Is for Real was the best-selling non-fiction book of 2011 as reported by Nielsen’s Bookscan, and it was made in to a major motion picture by Sony in 2014.

“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.

Continue the Burpos story in Heaven Changes Everything: The Rest of Our Story. Heaven Is for Real also is available in Spanish, El cielo es real.

 

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by anngillam (see profile) 10/21/14

 
  "Inspiring story"by clpurser1972 (see profile) 04/20/12

Loved this story, but there was a lot of info in the book that was not necessary. I just wanted to get to the nitty-gritty of the boy's account of heaven. I understand why the dad wrote it this way,... (read more)

 
  "Heaven isfor Real"by ncjn5 (see profile) 04/10/12

It is a sweet story, but I think it is written in a way that made me think that it was written to convince people instead of inspire them.

 
  "Heaven Is For Real"by meslkj (see profile) 02/24/12

The parents are driving on a trip when the 3 year old blurts out he has seen Jesus when he was in the hospital in the spring. He is oblivious to the fact that this is not an everyday experience and, in... (read more)

 
  "I wanted to like it"by TLC (see profile) 02/19/12

I really did want to like this book. Unfortunately, with as much as I as a Christian love reading about Heaven, I can't find anything positive to say about it. There are much better options out there to... (read more)

 
  "Interesting Enough"by Jess72180 (see profile) 01/28/12

I felt the story was slow to start but after about page 60 or so it was an easy read. I do not know if I can completely believe the little boy, Colton's experience but there were some thought provoking... (read more)

 
  "Quick Read but unconvincing"by lucindy (see profile) 01/18/12

It didn't convince me that it was a true story - too much sermonizing

 
  "Thought provoking"by mlkreshi (see profile) 01/14/12

I enjoyed this book very much. I took it for what it is, an incredible story about an event that occurred in a little boy's life as interpreted by his family. I enjoyed hearing about the boy's visit... (read more)

 
  "I felt like I was in church!"by lindseybloom8 (see profile) 01/06/12

 
  "Waste of a book"by frogerella (see profile) 12/19/11

From a skeptics point of view, definitely not convincing. From a Christian point of view, you'll get what you want from it. From my point of view, a waste of a book. If you've never read an inspirational... (read more)

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