Heaven Is for Real
A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and BackBook - 2011
#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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"In heaven, this little girl ran up to me, and she wouldn't stop hugging me," - Colton met his sister in heaven where the family lost of a miscarriage.
"I asked them to sing "We Will, We Will Rock You" but they wouldn't sing that."
-Colton talking about what song the angels sang in heaven
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This is a mind blowing book.
As you read you get a glimpse at what is truly Heaven, what is truly Paradise.
The journey that this little boy takes, will have you hanging on to his every word, his every breath, as you hunger for more.
The simple way he puts things, makes it possible for everyone to see what is beyond the drab world that we live in today.
It gives hope to all who are hopeless.
Faith to all who lack faith.
It is simply a real-life experience put into words that will teach you about what God is like, and how much he really loves us.