Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back is a 2010 New York Times best-selling Christian book written by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent. It was published by Thomas Nelson Publishers. The book documents the report of a near-death experience by Burpo’s then-three-year-old son, Colton. The book tells how the boy began saying he had visited heaven.
By April 2012 over one million ebooks had been sold. A movie based off the book, Heaven Is for Real, will release in April 2014.
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In the book, Christian pastor Todd Burpo writes that during the months after his emergency surgery in 2003, his son Colton began describing events and people that seemed impossible for him to have seen or met. Examples include his miscarried sister, whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born. Colton also claimed that he personally met Jesus riding a rainbow-colored horse and sat in Jesus’ lap, while the angels sang songs to him, He also says he saw Mary kneeling before the throne of God and at other times standing beside Jesus.The Berean Call criticized the book for its “extra-biblical claims” as well as the lack of any medical evidence that the boy was clinically dead during the surgery. Susan Jacoby reviewed the book in the Washington Post, saying that the success of the book shows that “vast numbers of Americans” lack the reasoning ability of adults.