- Heaven is for Real
- A little boy’s astounding story of his trip to heaven and back
- Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent ©2010
- Thomas Nelson Publishers
- ISBN 978-0-8499-4615-8 (pbk.) 162 pp.
A four-year-old boy, Colton Burpo, endured a burst appendix, missed by hometown doctors. He underwent several surgeries to clean out abscesses during many hospital days. His pastor father had suffered a broken leg and kidney stones and family finances were strained. However, a multitude of believers sent the exact amount of money needed to pay bills.
During following months, the boy casually mentioned events and people he couldn’t know, such as identifying a picture of his long-dead grandfather. He talked of sitting on Jesus’ lap and described God (really, really BIG), the Holy Spirit, and life in heaven. He said heaven is full of animals, children, love and work.
Sometimes his parents showed Colton traditional paintings of Jesus, but the boy insisted they weren’t accurate. Then he saw a painting of Jesus by another young child, Akiane Kramarik, daughter of a former atheist. Colton said this picture was correct.
Akiane’s story has circulated widely through You Tube. She says her paintings come from things God shows her.
Parts of this book left me in tears from the beauty and power of the events Colton mentioned. Details from the Burpo’s daily life add to the veracity of Colton’s revelations.
This astounding book rings of truth. The story will inform, encourage and delight readers.