Heaven Is for Real

Heaven Is for Real

A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

Large Print - 2011
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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, detailing their little boy's trip to heaven and back. Colton told his parents he left his body during the surgery. 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.
Publisher: Detroit [Mich.] : Christian Large Print, 2011.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781594153556
1594153558
Branch Call Number: [LP] 133.901/BURPO
Characteristics: 229 p. (large type), [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Vincent, Lynn

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dixiedog
Dec 18, 2016

I read this book with an open mind and was curious about the fact that it was listed as a non-fiction. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and admit that it was a little slow in places. However, while one can think that a sick young boy simply had a dream that he visited Heaven, met Jesus, sat on his lap and was comforted, there are no explanations to explain who else Colton met in Heaven and what he saw back on earth from Heaven. Read the book first, the movie while nicely done did leave out a few details. I know three people that had out-of body experiences; if it has not happened to you it is too easy just to dismiss another person’s experience. Skeptics and non-Christians are entitled to their opinion, but in my opinion Heaven is for Real is highly recommended. Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

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emcdonough17
May 12, 2016

Heavens for real is about meeting God in heaven. I enjoy reading this book.

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naturalist
Oct 03, 2015

“Heaven is for Suckers: A Review of Todd Burpo’s “Heaven is for Real”” from
Skeptical Inquests: A Blog by Nathan Dickey
https://nathandickey.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/heaven-is-for-suckers-a-review-of-todd-burpos-heaven-is-for-real/
and . . . .
“'Heaven is for Real' awful” by Diane Petryk Bloom, Children's Books Examiner . . .
http://www.examiner.com/review/heaven-is-for-real-awful

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new_art_form
Jul 08, 2015

When I first heard about Heaven Is For Real, I thought it would be two hundred pages of some author quoting passages from the bible and trying to strengthen my belief in Jesus, but then I saw it on a shelf in a store, read the first few pages, bought it, and finished it in the same day.
Heaven Is For Real is a true story about a little boy named Colton Burpo, who ends up in the hospital after being sick for quite a while. He claims to have visited Heaven while he was asleep during the surgery. The things that he tells people he witnessed gives them different feelings: hope, fear, concern, joy.
Together, him and his family conquer problems and create new ones, and it's all very entertaining to read about. The end of each chapter gave me more questions than answers, and I couldn't stop reading until the end.
Of course, like any other book, it has its parts that you'd rather just skip over due to boredom , but in the end, it's a very well written book that leaves you thinking about the characters weeks after you finish reading.
I suggest Heaven Is For Real to anybody who enjoys reading books that fill you with inspiration and wonder. Everyone that I've recommended this book to loved it as much as I did, and all of them have a different taste in books.
Also, after you read this novel, don't bother with the movie. It leaves out so much of the actual book it will only disappoint and frustrate you.

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Theresa_G
May 27, 2015

I love this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PatEe
Mar 15, 2015

You have to read through a lot of useless material to weed out anything of interest. Chapters devoted to going to a creepy insect show which is of no significance whatsoever. Very little substance when you consider that what this young boy experienced is extraordinary. Skip this drivel and read something from Dr. Moody and others on Near Death Experiences.

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jbee33
Feb 12, 2015

Fake. So many holes in this story, I could not finish it. I went in with an open mind but wow...of course the father is a pastor! They should stop exploiting their child for money.

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lisnlearn
Feb 06, 2015

Poorly written and predictable

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nat_cyr0
Dec 18, 2014

What an amazing book, made me think of the saying "and a little child will lead them" Cole's stories from his time in heaven are inspiring and amazing. This is a book that will touch your heart and soul.

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sschweiss
Nov 19, 2014

I absolutely love this book! I truly believe his incredible story. I have already seen the movie and loved it but I even love the book more. This book gives more great details of what he had actually experienced in heaven. A MUST read book for both believers and non-believers!

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sgranvil
Jul 05, 2014

"Jesus really loves the children!"
-Colton Burpo

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andryjay
May 17, 2014

"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.

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VDuran17
Aug 03, 2012

"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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relientk
Aug 04, 2011

"It doesn't get dark in heaven, Jesus is the light"

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sgranvil
Jul 05, 2014

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.

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mkastar
Apr 10, 2014

Other: This will change your life! An amazing and perspective-changing story!

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