“Heaven Is for Real for Kids” Reaches #1 on “New York Times” Best Seller List
by: Todd Burpo
publisher: Thomas Nelson, published: 2011-11-01
sales rank: 148
price: $11.88 (new), $13.99 (used)
Deluxe, keepsake edition of the best-selling book and true story of a young boy’s visit to heaven after life-saving surgery.
Heaven Is for Real is the true story of the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn’t know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear.
Colton said he met his miscarried sister whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born, then shared impossible-to-know details about each. He describes the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how “reaaally big” God and his chair are, and how the Holy Spirit “shoots down power” from heaven to help us.
Told by the father but often in Colton’s own words, the disarmingly simple message is heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and be ready there is a coming last battle.
This special keepsake edition is designed especially for gift-giving. New material includes a presentation page, 16-page color photo section, and a “Reflecting on Heaven” guide to enhance the reader’s experience.