Sunday, June 5, 2011

Book Review: Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo

The cover of Heaven is for Real says, "A little boy's astounding story of his trip to heaven and back," and it is all true. Little Colton visited heaven when he was four years old. He had to go through surgery for a burst appendix and apparently visited heaven while under anesthesia. His body never clinically died. His story proves authentic when Colton can tell his parents exactly what they were doing while he was unconscious on an operating table, and he can also give them facts about heaven and Jesus that correctly line up with teachings in the Bible that no four year old would ever know. Todd Burpo, the author, is Colton's father and a pastor for a Protestant church.

I was amazed with this book. The story was fantastic and I believe it. The things that Colton says line up correctly with the teachings of my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Todd Burpo, Colton's dad, sometimes interprets Colton's statements a little differently than I would. So I believe all that COLTON says is true, but not necessarily the way his dad explains it. (If you would like more information on what the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints teaches, visit I highly recommend this book to EVERYONE, no matter what your views on religion are. One thing Colton repeats over and over is that "Jesus loves the children." What a sweet little boy and what a great experience.

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