a Heaven is for Real Deluxe EditionTodd Burpo

a Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

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#1 New York Times bestseller with more than 11 million copies sold! When 4-year-old Colton Burpo emerges from life-saving surgery with remarkable stories of his visit to heaven, his family doesn’t know what to believe. Heaven is For Real details what Colton saw and his family’s journey towards accepting their young son had visited the afterlife.

“Do you remember the hospital, Colton?” Sonja said. “Yes, mommy, I remember,” he said. “That’s where the angels sang to me.”

Colton told his parents he left his body during an emergency surgery–and proved that claim by describing exactly what his parents were doing in another part of the hospital during his operation. He talked of visiting heaven and described events that happened before he was born and how he spoke with family members he’d never met. Colton also astonished his parents with descriptions and obscure details about heaven that matched the Bible exactly, even though he had not yet learned to read.

With disarming innocence and the plainspoken boldness of a child, Colton recounts his visit to heaven, describing:
Meeting long-departed family members Jesus, the angels, how “really, really big” God is, and how much God loves us How Jesus called Todd, Colton’s father, to be a pastor The Battle of Armageddon
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.”

Heaven Is for Real will forever change the way you think of eternity, offering the chance to see, and believe, like a child.

Praise for Heaven is for Real:

“A beautifully written glimpse into heaven that will encourage those who doubt and thrill those who believe.” —Ron Hall, coauthor of Same Kind of Different as Me

a Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition (Todd Burpo) Book Reviews

Heaven Is For RealA lovely story and told in a very believable and honest fashion. I found it hard to put my iPad down after I started reading. The family's experiences make you think on just how you might handle your own thoughts or actions over the same situation. Lots to chew on!.Score: 5/5

Heaven is RealI read this book in a day.. It moved me, and made me a pure believer, how could it not!!.Score: 4/5

I, too, have seenMy son died in 2004. A couple of years ago, I was on my bed, resting, and missing him very much. I was aware of the dog and the cat on the bed with me, when I heard a whisper. I was thinking "Mike, I miss you so much. I hope you are ok." "Hey Mom. You want to know where I am?" I whispered back yes I do. Now imagine you're a young child, and there is a gathering, like a party, at your house, but being a child, you have been sent to bed. But you want to see what's going on. So you go to the door, and slowly open it to finally let the smallest sliver of light into your room. You then realize your mother sees you, and you shut the door quickly. That is what happened to me. The "door" to heaven was opened, with a small sliver of light allowed to spill on me, and then the door was shut. In that light was amazing. Now, again, imagine every word you and think of to describe love, forgiveness, compassion, acceptance, joy, hope, and anything else in the vein. Now multiply that feeling by infinity, and you have an impression of heaven. But only the single molecule in the snowflake on top of the largest mountain of feeling. Colton described it as well as a 4 year old could. I have as well as a humble human can, and still, words just fall too short. As Colton said,"You're going to really like it." May the peace of Heaven be with you..Score: 5/5

Heaven is for realGreat book !! Movie is good too totally worth my money!!!.Score: 5/5

I BELIEVE IT’S REAL!!!We are in a time of chaos and fear as the Coronavirus sweeps throughout the world. No one is safe says the media. I decided to read this book instead of focusing on all the hysteria around me. It has reminded me that Heaven is real and that God “our father”is in control and loves us..Score: 5/5

Interesting storyIt makes one think about one own life. That life is much greater than our little life. Thanks for sharing your story..Score: 5/5

Loved it!Great book by amazing people Thought it was so fascinating to here this little boy talk about some so treat and I can just picture his face light up with joy.Score: 5/5

Wow!Saw the movie first and had to read the book. I love the book. Very glad they decided to share their experieces..Score: 5/5

Heaven is for RealGreat book! Better than the movie..Score: 5/5

AmazingI loved the story! I know a lot of people don't believe it is true, and even if its not it is still an incredible story. As a believer in Jesus and God this story (true or made up) has given me a whole new view of the Christian faith. It is truly an incredible story, that you are sure to love..Score: 5/5

Eye OpenerThis book will drive your emotions through the ringer. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll get angry. You will relate. And you'll take a deep breath, sigh and close your eyes and be able to picture everything that is described in this book. By the end you will have a warm fuzzy, smile and feel better about the inevitable we will all face one day..Score: 5/5

Renewed FaithI am so grateful to the Burpos for writing this book and movie. I am overwhelmed with joy! It breaks my heart to know that the Burpos had to endure so much physical and emotional pain. But they have been given the greatest gift God could ever give! A peek at what is in store for those of us who believe in Him! I am so excited to know that I will see my unborn siblings, deceased and unmet family members. If I could ask Colton one question, it would be, "Is the reason for miscarriages and SIDS that the babies are homesick? They're just not ready to let go of God's hand?" That's what I came up with a year ago when a friend lost her baby. It gives me comfort. I was raised Catholic, but have not been an ongoing parishioner all these years. I have a lot to learn about the Bible. My faith has now deepened an I am eager to learn all that I can. I pray that the Burpos' story will be testimony to all the atheists and agnostics all over the world that HEAVEN IS FOR REAL!.Score: 5/5

Best book everIf you're looking for something real, and you're in need of faith... Please! Read this book. God bless this family for sharing what happened to Colton with all of us..Score: 5/5

I have no words!This review isn't really about the book it's about all the rude comments I saw about this book. I can't believe people could be so mean! It isn't fake it's true and all of you who said its fake you people make me wanna puke because you obviously don't the truth or you don't know Jesus and you should be ashamed of your self for writing such a terrible review I Saw the movie and it was great! Heaven is for real!.Score: 5/5

OutstandingYou should buy it NOW!!!.Score: 5/5

FAITH ENHANCERThis book is amazing. It is a wonderful story about a boy who got a glance of heaven. This book will make you go in tears and that's was so good about it. If you're having doubts about your Christian faith this book will make you believe everything about your faith is real!.Score: 5/5

It is realThe book and the movie really changed my life.Score: 5/5

ALL CHRISTIANS MUST READ THISAs a Christian, this book was a great read for me. This book will change what you think of heaven forever. I hope you read this..Score: 5/5

Poorly written and preachyI find this book hard to believe.Score: 2/5

Heaven is realscar0915This is awesome can’t wait till I see my mom and brother in heaven.Score: 5/5

Worth reading. Refreshing.Very well worth reading. It strengthens my faith. It comforts my heart. It renews my rationality. It humbles myself. It refills me with hope. It energizes me. It minimizes my fear. It refreshes my directions of life and angles of seeing things and people..Score: 5/5

Heaven is for RealFantastic. Hope for all who are I'll themselves and for each of us who have lost loved ones..Score: 5/5

Do not skip!First, I truly feel sorry for the nay sayers of this book. How can they prove it didn't happen and if you don't believe in heaven, why read the book? You must all live very sad lives. I was very moved while reading the book. It only confirms what I already believe and certainly believe what happened to this little boy. As a mother of four kids, you can't brainwash a small child to say these things. What I found most fascinating is that the dad as a pastor had to learn from his son that God truly hears and answers our prayers. I can't wait to see the movie..Score: 5/5

Heaven is for RealI highly recommend this book. And The movie is great too. Colton was 3 yrs old when he went to heaven. A 3 year old is not going to make all this up. People need to stop Judging the Burpo’s..Score: 5/5

The bestselling book in yearsThis book is beautiful.Score: 5/5

Wonderful narrative!I was completely absorbed while reading this story. I'm a registered nurse with almost 50 years of experience. I was appalled that the doctor misdiagnosed appendicitis! A simple palpation of the abdomen would have revealed it! Poor parents, poor boy! I'm also a Catholic nun. I believe Heaven is all around us, but so is hell. Colton is right about satan--when I was 16 I felt his evil presence and I never forgot it. Thank you for sharing these events and for the picture of YAH'SHUA (Jesus') REAL Name. Blessings to all and please pray for me as I'm ill and alone except for my dog and birds. And please pray that my house sells quickly..Score: 4/5

Wonderful ReadingThis book is fabulous. For those who believe, it's a blessing in written word. For those that don't believe, just take the time to read it, you will be amazed..Score: 5/5

INSPIRATIONAL❣️😇I watched the movie over and over and was so happy my emotions never changed I still cried even though I watched it so many times it’s really emotional but it’s inspirational to love god and show not to be scared because lots of people say their scared to die because they think heaven isn’t good but after they see this book and movie they won’t be scared or anything.thank you so much for inspiring me I love you and your family so much❣️❣️I know it’s so long after but I really wanted people to not forget this awesome story and continue the love ❤️.Score: 5/5

AMAZING!!😍🙏🏻I just watched the movie like not even ten minutes ago. The movie was amazing!! It's really inspiring! I have not yet read the book but I am definitely gonna buy it. This is such an amazing story and I am very glad it got told to the world! I can not wait to read the book. The painting of Jesus from the movie was amazing. Just looking at it and wondering if that is really what he looks like warms my heart. Really wanting to buy a painting online. For them two children to experience such an amazing thing is very wonderful. I, myself would love to experience what they did. The would be life changing. It would give a whole different look on life but not only life itself. But what everyone says about Jesus and god. Everyone has this image on what everyone thinks he looks like. But honestly how would we know. We've never meet them. Colton on the other hand obviously has. He might not have been to explain what he saw but he knew what he saw was real. No one could tell him any different. I would really like to meet Colton. And the other little girl who had the same experience as Colton. I would love to hear what they have to say about everything they went through. To hear how they handled a such a young age and what people thought of them. They must have went through a rough time with that. But now that they are older and can explain it better. I would love to talk with them..Score: 5/5

Tierra LewisI Think this book is INCREDIBLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT SOOOO MUCH (1000,000 x ) I Can relate to this story as well I Lost My Mother & I was also diagnosed with a brain tumor & I’m Epileptic with seizures.Score: 5/5

HorribleAtupid.Score: 1/5

Read it the BEST!!!!!!This is the best book ever and don't care anybody say and I'm only 11 and I seen the movie and it's true if u don't believe it's true watch the movie and it will tell u it's true.Score: 5/5

Heaven is for realFantastic!!!.Score: 5/5

Loved reading!This is such an inspirational story, I loved reading it!.Score: 5/5

Heaven In Our HeartsAs soon as we were born, when blood from our mother's womb with finality is cut off and we start breathing on our own, a channel is opened and kept clear in our being centered within the tiny brain. This is our consciousness. Through our life, this consciousness holds everything we learn and accumulates; adding to those we acquired from our parents. Our pains, joyful moments, fearful experiences, exciting encounters and events both happy and full of sorrow congregate and becomes our personality. All these are monitored by an overarching voice, guiding and leading our whole being to make decisions every single moment while we are alive__ our conscience..Score: 5/5

I loved it!One of the best books I've ever read..Score: 5/5

Heaven Is For RealWhat a wonderful book! It helped me find myself and my faith once again! Made me laugh...made me cry! Renee D. Staten Island, NY.Score: 5/5

I LOVED ITReally an astonishing book this kid is amazing and i truly believe every little word😍.Score: 5/5

Heaven is for realSuch a inspirational book, and really makes you think of what you believe in.Score: 5/5

Heaven is for realAwesome!!!!.Score: 5/5

This is non-fictionGrow up people, this isn’t real. it’s about one thing, money. stop believing in magical ghosts.Score: 1/5

Jesus Loves UsI am a Christian so that makes this such a powerful book. As a parent, I cried with real pain as Colton's parents tried to find a way to save their boy. I believe in God, heaven and that this boy sat in Jesus' lap. His trip to heaven renews my long held faith in Him. We are never alone for God is with us. I hope this book has helped many have faith..Score: 5/5

Real to the boneSome stories about heaven have comma periods of visual experience. With Colton's situation it wasn't the typical experience. When Colton describe the marks on Jesus I was moved in a profound way..Score: 4/5

Excuse meUltimatist you clearly need to read the Holy Bible through. Especially the New Testament. I’m 12 years old and I even know that Romans 10:9 says “If you declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and you believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you WILL be saved!” And Mark 11:22-23 says “‘Have faith in God,’ Jesus answered. ‘Truly I tell you if anyone says to this mountain, ‘go throw yourself into the sea!’ And does NOT doubt in their heart but believes what they say will happen, it will be done for them!’” And best of all, one of my favorite Bible verses in the world that I memorized when I was 6 years old 😁, John 3:16 which says: “For God SO LOVED the world that He gave His one and only Son, so that whoever believes in Him will not die, but have everlasting life!” These verses are very clear that if you believe in Jesus Christ, even when you sin, all you have to do is ask God and whoever else you hurt for forgiveness! Yes sometimes it is hard, but just know that no matter who you are, no matter what you’ve done, no matter what you look like, no matter what culture you live in, no matter what race or gender, no matter what clothes you wear or friends you have, or even if you are lonely, JESUS LOVES YOU SO MUCH!!! HE EVEN DIED FOR YOU! HE TOOK THE PUNISHMENT FOR ALL THE SINS YOU HAVE EVER DONE OR EVER WILL DO!!! AND THE BEST PART, GOD ROSE HIM FROM THE DEAD IN REAL REAL LIFE SO THAT YOU CAN LIVE WITH HIM IN HEAVEN FOREVER WHEN YOUR BODY DIES IF YOU BELIEVE IN HIM!!! HEAVEN IS FOR REAL!!!!! If you are not a Christian and you are reading this, the Bible is ALL true. And all of this that I have said IS true too! If you believe it, confess that Jesus is your savior and that He is Lord and ask the Holy Spirit to come into your life (if you want to know more about the Holy Spirit, read Acts chapter 2 in the Holy Bible.) Seriously God will fill that empty hole in your spirit and you will feel so much peace. Go talk to a Christian you know and try to attend church at least once. Talk to the pastor and hopefully he/she will help you in your walk of faith if you REALLY believe. And btw this movie is real good you should check it out. 😂😂 THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.Score: 5/5

Quite The Read!It’s tough to believe Colton Burpo actually experienced being in Heaven in his NDE (Near Death Experience). I finished reading the book in almost one day. Todd Burpo makes great parallels between Colton’s experience and what’s written in Scripture. Even though Colton has said nearly everyone in Heaven has wings, nothing in Scripture says we’ll get wings when we die. Human souls are different from Angel’s souls. Do consider reading this. It’s strengthened my belief quite a bit. Peace be with you..Score: 5/5

Heaven is for realLoved it, comes from the heart and goes into the heart. Thanks for sharing your story Burpo family. Clay.Score: 5/5

UnbelievableI love this book. I almost cried. I wish I was like him. MUST READ!!!!!!!!!!.Score: 4/5

Very Interesting and inspiring book!I loved the way the Pastor related the scriptures to the story. A book that you can read more than once!.Score: 5/5

YesIt was awesome.Score: 4/5

Hardy har har the jokes on us.The author came up with a way to make a fortune from religious fanatics, and satisfy the Christian doctrines, that they (Christians) are the one true religion. Hokey and really stupid..Score: 1/5

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Heaven is for RealIt's very inspiring to know how Jesus Christ prepared heaven for us! I believe in Colton's story. I can't wait to meet Jesus and see how beautiful his eyes are, i was inspired by this book. God is Good. -K.C., Canada.Score: 5/5


From EK Toronto CanadaTo Colton: Hope in the cross! How awesome is your story and may you be continuously blessed by our Lord God where our strength comes from! Your church family across the world loves you for your faith. To Colton's parents I have an orphanage in Egypt and would love to give this book in Arabic if ever published. Thank you for listening to your son and be faithful in your testimony even in trials! EKIM.Score: 5/5

Incredibly amazing!This is the best book I have ever read! It really made me think of how I act today and what to look forward to in heaven. I can not wait!.Score: 5/5

Heaven is for realVery inspiring.Score: 5/5

Heaven is for RealThis is a wonderful book. Even in you aren’t following a faith, it’s amazing and so inspiring to hear Colton’s story. Definitely worth a read!.Score: 5/5

Not sureRemember guys that scripture is the ultimate authority, it is a sure truth and in this book there are many things that dont line up with scripture, like it says we will have wings but the bible says we will have bodies like christ when he resurrected and he doesn't have wings! Also it says that only the men will go to war with christ when the bible says that the saints will it never says men not women or visa versa. It also has a picture of a painting that shows how jesus looks like in the hard copy, but who in the world could possibly draw god also that painting was drawn by someone who is not a christian and the painter based it of a man it was not a divine painting.Score: 2/5

AmazingThis book changed the way I viewed life after death and strengthened my faith. I have re-read it many times..Score: 5/5

CrapHow can any sane person believe this nonsense?.Score: 1/5

ExcellentC'est un livre captivant, qui donne des frissons et touche directement au cœur!.Score: 5/5

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AmazingThis is a truly amazing story that done it's job by boosting my faith even more..Score: 5/5

Loved itLoved it praise you oh lord Jesus christ.Score: 5/5

Heart - TouchingA beautiful, heart-touching book for all readers. Can't explain how much I loved it but it really helped with my believes in God. Truly wonderful book.Score: 5/5

Extremely enlighteningLoved it all from cover to cover.Score: 5/5

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A truly inspiring book, heart felt and a must read!!Wow is the first word that springs to mind having just finished reading this wonderful book within 48 hours. I couldn't put it down. An Inspiring story written by an everyday genuine family who helped me realise that everyday life and it's struggles happen regardless of whether you are a pastor or not. As a father myself the story of how carlton lay in the hospital lifeless broke my heart but I admire the strength and courage of the family. Carlton opens your heart and mind when he talks about heaven, Jesus, God and people we have lost or may never have known who are waiting for us. He gives detailed descriptions and gets your mind wondering and wanting to know more. I feel inspired by reading this book and would highly recommend it to anybody..Score: 5/5

Inspiring and touchingLovely, inspiring and touching. I think God does this to encourage us down here. He knows we need to visualise heaven. Thanks to the Burpo family for being brave and telling this story. Can’t wait to meet y’all there!.Score: 5/5

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