ôA beautifully written glimpse into heaven that will encourage those who doubt and thrill those who believe.ö
ùRon Hall, coauthor of Same Kind of Different as Me
ôDo you remember the hospital, Colton?ö Sonja said. ôYes, mommy, I remember,ö he said. ôThatÆs where the angels sang to me.ö
When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they werenÆt expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followedùa story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boyÆs trip to heaven and back.
Colton, not yet four years old, told his parents he left his body during the surgeryûand 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 ôreally, really bigö God is, and how much God loves us. Retold by his father, but using ColtonÆs uniquely simple words, Heaven Is for Real offers a glimpse of the world that awaits us, where as Colton says, ôNobody is old and nobody wears glasses.ö
Heaven Is for Real will forever change the way you think of eternity, offering the chance to see, and believe, like a child.
About the Author
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.