Saturday, June 8, 2013


I have been meaning to read this book for a long time. It is an easy read, a quick read, and a profound read. After reading this book, there are only two conclusions that one can make. Either it is totally made up and somebody is trying to cash in on a topic that most are fascinated with, or it is real and mind blowing. Of course, for the Christian who believes in the promise of Heaven, this is only confirmation of what we have learned from the Bible. For the unbeliever, it will be disturbing.
A young boy, Colton Burpo, has a misdiagnosed burst appendix and is on the verge of death as the surgeons try desperately to save his life. He miraculously survives and then over the next months and years reveals snippets of information as to his journey to Heaven as he was on his death bed. The two most amazing aspects of his story is that he met a sister there, who was a miscarried baby that his mom had had a few years back. Colton was never informed of this incident and yet described his sister and got huge hugs from her. He also met and described his dad's grandfather, Pop, and had never been told about him either.
There are many other interesting stories and observations that are revealing and convincing, not the least of which is his description of Jesus.
I highly recommend this book. It is from the heart of a little child, innocent, with no agenda, and with a renewed concern for people that they understand that Heaven is for real.
Check out the video on the website .
5 stars


Rachel said...

I read it a few months ago. It was good.

Chris said...

Do you believe that the Bible is infallible? This kind of story confuses me because the Bible says 'It is appointed unto man once to die and after that...." So what do you do with a verse like that? Just saying...

Terry said...

The definition of dying would be when you leave your body permanently. There are too many first hand accounts of people returning from their experience beyond this life to discount them all. There are common threads that run through these accounts. This little boy knew none of the information out there about this kind of thing so he is quite believable.