Heaven is for Real By: Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
The title and the photo of Colton on the cover, drew me to this book. I’ve been touched many times over by books of near death experiences. My first book about near death experiences was Betty Eadie’s Embraced by the Light. It was transforming to me. Later I read Don Piper’s 90 Minutes in Heaven. All three of these books holds a special thread. The spirit and grace of God flow through them. The love that showers down upon us from heaven is evident and transforming within their pages.
Heaven is for Real is a beautiful example of the spirit of God touching a life and a family.
The ripples of God’s love touch each reader. This book allows us to see that there is far more to heaven than what we understand here on earth. This touching story comes from the mouth of a babe. Colton, not yet four years old during his surgery, shares his profound experiences of heaven.
Colton details information about what each of his parents were doing in another part of the hospital, as he lie in surgery. He details what he saw and learned while he was in heaven. While in heaven, he met his sister. She was a sibling who died in her mother’s womb, before Colton’s birth. He told his mother, “God has adopted her and yah, she just can’t wait for you and daddy to get to heaven.” The story of Colton Burpo’s time in heaven is both beautiful and touching.
Colton’s parents are shaken and astounded at the information Colton shares about heaven. They recognize that the details are true. Despite the fact that Colton’s father is a minister; they know the four year old sunday school curriculum doesn’t cover the vivid details of heaven that Colton is sharing.
Colton Meets Pop
Colton tells his parents he met Pop. Todd’s father died 23 years before Colton’s birth. Todd asks Colton to describe Pop, and shows him the last photo taken of Pop. Colton tells his father that people in heaven aren’t old and they don’t wear glasses. Weeks later Colton recognizes Pop from a photograph taken in 1943. Pop was 29 in the photo. The photo had been stored in a box his grandmothers closet since before Colton’s birth. This book will inspire and touch your heart. It’s details, and the love expressed from heaven from the words of a child, are a sweet reminder that heaven is for real.
This book is available from Thomas Nelson Publishing.
I received this book as a publishers review copy.