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Item description for Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo & Lynn Vincent...
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 "reeeally 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.
"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.
Awards and Recognitions
Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo & Lynn Vincent has received the following awards and recognitions -
Citations And Professional Reviews
- Iowa High School Book Award - 2013-2014 Nominee - Young Adult category
- Christian Retailing's Best - 2011 Finalist - Spiritual Growth category
Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo & Lynn Vincent has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
- CBA Retailers - 11/01/2010 page 45
- People Weekly - 02/07/2011 page 48
- CBA Retailers - 07/01/2012 page 26
Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 5" Height: 0.6"
Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Nov 2, 2010
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Availability 6127 units.
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More About Todd Burpo & Lynn Vincent
Todd Burpo is the pastor of Crossroads Wesleyan Church in Imperial, Nebraska. He is the author of Heaven Is for Real, Heaven Is for Real for Kids, and Heaven Is for Real for Little Ones. He is also the co-author, along with his wife Sonja, of Heaven Changes Everything. Todd can be found working shoulder-to-shoulder with the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department as a fire fighter. He is also the chaplain for the Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighter's Association. Todd has operated an overhead door company, coached wrestling, and served on the local school board. He was ordained in 1994. David Drury is the author or co-author of nine books, including Transforming Presence, Being Dad, and SoulShift. David has been chief of staff for The Wesleyan Church headquarters since 2012, and can be found online at DavidDrury.com.
Todd Burpo currently resides in Imperial, in the state of Nebraska.
Todd Burpo has published or released items in the following series...
- Christian Large Print Originals
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