Heaven is for Real

A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
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Author(s): Todd Burpo, Lynn Vincent
Awards:2013-New York Times Bestseller
CD - unabridged
Audio (4 discs)
Product Number: DC966
Released: Nov 02, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781598599190
Narrator/s: Dean Gallagher
Publisher: Oasis Audio
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Description

"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."

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Todd Burpo, Lynn Vincent
Narrator(s): Stu Gray
Product Number BN11901
Released: Jun 06, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781543617849
eAudio
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Author(s): Todd Burpo, Lynn Vincent
Narrator(s): Stu Gray
Product Number Z100123090
Released: Mar 07, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: #9780785216490

Professional reviews

"Burpo, a Wesleyan pastor in rural Nebraska, recounts the story of his son's mystic vision of heaven while the youngster was suffering from a near-fatal illness in the spring of 2003. Through the course of the work, Burpo recalls conversations he had with his son about what heaven was like. Christians will be encouraged, non-Christians not at all. This work is written in a plain, conversational style that Dean Gallagher narrates with great skill. Gallagher reads at a pace that is never hurried, even when recalling stressful incidents. He is expressive, but never melodramatic, throughout the production--especially when relating the anguish Burpo and his wife felt at nearly losing their child. M.T.F. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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