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

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Oct 31, 2011 - Religion - 192 pages
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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.

 

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Excellent the way this lil boy told his story

User Review  - donna228 - Overstock.com

I would advise the customers to order this book this book will teach you a lot and make you want to know God and his son Jesus for your self.This is a child telling you all about God in his point of view. This is his story a true story. Read full review

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Whether or not the story is real, this book makes me appreciate Heaven, Jesus and God more. It makes me fear death less and it makes me want to be a better person, so I say it is worth reading. It doesn't matter if you believe or not just read the book and see how you feel after reading it. Read full review

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Contents

1 The CrawlASeeUm
1
2 Pastor Job
7
3 Colton Toughs It Out
14
4 Smoke Signals
18
5 Shadow of Death
25
6 North Platte
28
7 I Think This Is It
33
8 Raging at God
37
19 Jesus Really Loves the Children
105
20 Dying and Living
110
21 The First Person Youll See
115
22 No One Is Old in Heaven
120
23 Power from Above
124
24 Alis Moment
127
25 Swords of the Angels
131
26 The Coming War
135

9 Minutes Like Glaciers
41
10 Prayers of a Most Unusual Kind
47
11 Colton Burpo Collection Agent
52
12 Eyewitness to Heaven
60
13 Lights and Wings
70
14 On Heaven Time
77
15 Confession
82
16 Pop
85
17 Two Sisters
93
18 The Throne Room of God
98
27 Someday Well See
140
Epilogue
151
Timeline of Events
155
Reflecting on Heaven
159
Notes
165
Acknowledgments
167
About the Burpos
169
About Lynn Vincent
171
Photos
172
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About the author (2011)

Todd Burpo is pastor of Crossroads Wesleyan and a volunteer fireman. He and his wife, Sonja, have four children: Colton is an active teenager; he has an older sister, Cassie; a younger brother, Colby; and a very special sister he met in heaven. Sonja Burpo is a busy mom and pastor's wife. A certified elementary teacher, Sonja is passionate about children's ministry and helping women work through the difficulty of miscarriage.

Lynn Vincent is the New York Times best-selling writer ofHeaven Is for Real and Same Kind of Different As Me. The author or coauthor of ten books, Lynn has sold 12 million copies since 2006. She worked for eleven years as a writer and editor at the national news biweekly WORLD magazine and is a U.S. Navy veteran.

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