Wednesday, May 18, 2011


by Molly Noble Bull

Do you believe that Heaven is a real place?
You will if you read Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo. Todd is a pastor and the father of Colton Burpo, the most astonishing little boy you would ever hope to know. At the age of three and a half, Colton was seriously ill and in the hospital, and during that time, he went to Heaven, met Jesus and had some incredible adventures. Then he came back to earth, and he has been here ever since.
His parents knew nothing about Colton’s Heavenly visit. They learned of it quite by accident when some time later the family drove by the hospital and his mother ask Colton if he remembered staying there.
[“Yes, Mommy, I remember!” he said, according to page # xvii of the book. “That’s where the angels sang to me.”] 
From that moment on Colton’s parents, Todd and Sonja Burpo, started asking questions, and they soon learned some amazing facts about Heaven and the people who live there. You will be amazed, too, when you read
Heaven Is For Real –A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back.
After you have read the book, you will have a better understanding of child-like faith in God, and there is a good chance you will never fear death or dying again. Instead, you will be eager to go to Heaven when your time on earth ends—to see what Colton saw and know what he knows. 
With a score from 1 to 5, I give this book five stars. 
It’s that good.


Teresa Slack said...

I'm always doubtful when I read of someone seeing heaven. Amazing how many people say they've been there. I will definitely have to check this out. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

Molly Noble Bull said...

Thanks for replying, Teresa. I think you and everybody would love the book. It made me smile a bunch of times.

Shelley L. Snyder said...

This is a book I've been wanting to read since I first heard of it. It sounds interesting, for sure!

Molly Noble Bull said...

Thanks for writing, Shelley. This book is not only a good read, keeping you turning the pages, the writing is also good.
What else can I say?

Kimberly Johnson said...

I was given a copy of this recently and have yet to get to it. It's just moved up in my to be read stack. Thanks!

Molly Noble Bull said...

I'm glad you will read the book soon. You will be glad you did.

Teresa Slack said...

All the chatter has really piqued my interest on this book. Thanks, Molly.

Cecelia Dowdy said...

Molly, this book sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing! I'll be sure to read it for myself!

Ceska said...

As a person who has a degree in history of religion and also a hesitant Christian, I was appalled when I read this book. It was sappy and predictable, almost from page one. Wings? Sashes? Right hand of the throne? Give me a break! I could accept "Pop" recognizing Colton, even Colton meeting his little sister. But all of this literal plagerism of Biblical content was almost laughable. I wasted my money on this book. Shame on you Paster Burpo! You are indeed a small man. You give religion a bad name.