Heaven is for Real

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

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#1 New York Times bestseller with more than 11 million copies sold! When 4-year-old Colton Burpo emerges from life-saving surgery with remarkable stories of his visit to heaven, his family doesn't know what to believe. Heaven is For Real details what Colton saw and his family's journey towards accepting their young son had visited the afterlife.

"Do you remember the hospital, Colton?" Sonja said. "Yes, mommy, I remember," he said. "That's where the angels sang to me."

Colton told his parents he left his body during an emergency surgery-and proved that claim by describing exactly what his parents were doing in another part of the hospital during his operation. He talked of visiting heaven and described events that happened before he was born and how he spoke with family members he'd never met. Colton also astonished his parents with descriptions and obscure details about heaven that matched the Bible exactly, even though he had not yet learned to read.

With disarming innocence and the plainspoken boldness of a child, Colton recounts his visit to heaven, describing:

Meeting long-departed family members
Jesus, the angels, how "really, really big" God is, and how much God loves us
How Jesus called Todd, Colton's father, to be a pastor
The Battle of Armageddon

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.

Praise for Heaven is for Real:

"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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 16mm | 190g
  • Nashville, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • ill
  • 0849946158
  • 9780849946158
  • 3,620

About Todd Burpo

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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4.02 out of 5 stars
- 309,578 ratings
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2 6% (18,630)
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Our customer reviews

I love the book! it's really shows how God loves children. He also call people to believe that He has already prepared a place for us in heaven. I firmly believe in the story. There is another book where the title is HEAVEN IS SO REAL! by Choo Thomas and also recounts almost the same vision Choo have when she visited heaven. Very inspiring books!show more
by Roanne Resurreccion
Just finished the book. Could not put it down, that's for sure. You will be encouraged, uplifted, and often moved to tears. That is, unless your heart is really, really hard. On Easter of 2012, a friend of ours who had 8 children ages 2-14 died of brain cancer.show more
by Marvin
It is a wonderful true story, encouraging to look forward what is to come. How special to know that our miscarried babies are not lost but live in eternity. My own daughter died with 4 years with the same medical history. The Lord Jesus allowed her to come back, like this little boy and she saw many things that are described in this book. It is very worth reading and encourages to live in faith even if others laugh about it. Because the book is not packed with thrilling fears,but real love and care, it is not citch but simply true and touching. Thanks to Todd Burpo!show more
by hannuscheck
Beautiful story of a child's honest innocence and the joy of things to come. Others have written their similar accounts without meeting or conferring with each other - heaven IS for REAL!show more
by Jocelyn Warnock
A lovely work of FICTION, written by a pastor who nearly lost his son and decided to convince people of his beliefs.show more
by Craig Dalglish
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