Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boys Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd BurpoWhen Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they werent expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed--a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boys 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 Coltons 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.
Heaven is for Real will forever change the way you think of eternity, offering you the chance to see, and believe, like a child.
Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
Not To Be Confused! One is the truth - the other a recanted lie! His bestselling book quickly sold more than one million copies and created a stir in the evangelical community. In the book, Malarkey suffers a near-fatal accident, breaking his spinal column at the neck. Doctors all but give up hope on him — yet, miraculously, he lives.
Just two months shy of his fourth birthday, Colton Burpo, the son of an evangelical pastor in Imperial, Neb. The publisher, based in Nashville, began with an initial print run of 40, copies. Since the book came out in November, it has gone back to press 22 times, with more than 1.
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In this ongoing series of articles I am looking at books that have won the prestigious Platinum or Diamond Sales Awards from the Evangelical Christian Booksellers Association. The Platinum Award recognizes books that have achieved 1 million sales while the Diamond Award recognizes the few that have surpassed the 10 million mark. In March , young Colton Burpo was in serious distress. Doctors did not yet know it, but his appendix had burst and his life was in grave danger. When doctors at one hospital were unable to diagnose him, his parents raced him to a new hospital where he was rushed into surgery, the doctor warning ominously that their son was in grave danger.
Christian Examiner -- LifeWay Christian Resources announced last week it will no longer sell books that lay claims of "experiential testimonies about Heaven. The news source reported they were informed of the decision to halt sales of the "experiential materials" after inquiring about the book "90 Minutes in Heaven" by Don Piper which depicts Piper's Heaven experience after an auto accident. The book has reportedly sold 6. King also told BP the decision to remove the materials considered a resolution the Southern Baptist Convention adopted last June at the SBC annual meeting which affirmed the "sufficiency of the biblical revelation over subjective experiential explanation to guide one's understanding of the truth about heaven and hell. The resolution also included warning to Christians against allowing " numerous books and movies about the afterlife to become a source or basis for an understanding of the afterlife. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. Christian God Gospel Bible Good News Most Popular 3 fearful Bible verses about the reality of hell Muslim extremists in Syria torture, rape Christian woman for 9 hours before stoning her to death After 40 years, 'megachurch' pastor slams Christianity and quits, deacon claims he had affair Lauren Daigle mentors American Idol finalists, says show gave her 'something to believe in' Bethel Church pastor Bill Johnson warns satanic 'spirit of insanity' replacing biblical truth 3 Influential Christian Books Chosen by Our Readers.