Thursday, May 29, 2014

Heaven Is For Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story Of His Trip To Heaven And Back, by Todd Burpo, Sonja Burpo, and Colton Burpo

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Synopsis: A young boy emerges from life-saving surgery with remarkable stories of his visit to Heaven.

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 other. He describes the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how "reaaally 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.

Thoughts: This is actually a re-read for me. I read this a while ago, but wanted to have it fresher in my head before I see the movie. There are so many emotionally touching movies in this book, and so much that is thought-provoking. I can hardly wait to see the movie!!!

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