Heaven is for Real for Kids: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

Book

Book Heaven is for Real for Kids: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back I have absolutely no respect for any man who will pimp his own innocent child for money nor any mother who will tolerate it. This is as much child exploitation as child porn or renting one's little boy out to perverts by the hour.A little 4 year old child had a near death experience. Notice that I said NEAR death experience. There is a huge difference in being nearly dead and in being dead. Flash forward several years and his exploitative father, a Christian minister who sees other ministers writing books and making big bucks decides that he will write one too. What to write about? Christians are gullible and will believe any myth they see in the bible or told to them by those with credentials from the church but it needs to be something pretty spectacular to get attention in a sea of other books for gullible Christians. Aha! He will make up a tale about his little boy who was so sick years earlier. That book was called "Heaven is For Real". Burpo (an apt name as he makes me want to burp, belch then vomit) and the little wifey conspire to declare that there is proof of a heaven and that their son said and did this and that at age 4 after being in a coma (but NOT dead). Now, one cannot prove that there is life after death (an absurd notion in the first place) or that there is a heaven when one has NOT died. This poor child has the misfortune to be a minister's son which means he has been brainwashed into believing christian myths since birth. Burpo and his wife decide to turn their son into a cash cow. Heaven is not for real but gullible christians with checkbooks and credit cards are. The child was 4 when he was sick. It has been years and Burpo has just recently come out writing books about it. As psychologists, teachers, and parents know, preschool children have fantastic imaginations and they are also highly suggestible. The child likely (after being brainwashed into believing myths) was easy prey to his parents in establishing a story and convincing him he said things years ago.There is no evidence that the child ever dreamed any of this or that it is anything other than a figment of the father's devious mind. He apparently has no shame for he has now written this piece of trash "for" his son pretending the child is telling a story about something that never happened to corner the kiddie market. This is simply disgraceful. This is why religious mythology is so hard to get rid of. Ignorant parents brainwash yet another generation of kids with garbage like this. There is no heaven and this kid has never been dead or gone anywhere. This is just a greedy father selling his kid for personal profit. . Heaven is for Real for Kids: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back is a Kindle HardCover Pub Date 2011 Pages 32 Publisher Thomas Nelson Heaven is for real and you are going to like it Colton Burpo came back from his trip to heaven with a very important message Jesus really really loves children In effort to reach even families with this eternally significant story this runaway bestseller is now told from Colton kid to kids Children wilHardCover Pub Date 2011 Pages 32 Publisher Thomas Nelson Heaven is for real and you are going to like it Colton Burpo came back from his trip to heaven with a very important message Jesus really really loves children In effort to reach even families with this eternally significant story this runaway bestseller is now told from Colton kid to kids Children will receive the same comfort and assurance that so many adults have received from the trade book.Beautifully illustrated under Colton s direction this book is uniquely written from a child for a child Colton tells of his experiences in first person and comments on things that will be important to kids A letter to parents is included to guide them in talking to their children about heaven Scripture along with Q A section with answers from the Bible are also included in the book.. Todd Burpo is pastor of Crossroads Wesleyan and a volunteer fireman He and his wife, Sonja, have four children Colton is an active 14 year old he has an older sister, Cassie a younger brother, Colby and a very special sister he met in heaven, yet to be named.. Good Book Heaven is for Real for Kids: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back I read this book today. I'd never have picked it up, but a friend with a young child shared it with me. She was so excited about it. She knows I love to read, that I believe in God, and she was positively thrilled to share it with me. Heck, she sat there while I read it.Alrighty then.... I don't even begin to know how to categorize this book. Certainly it's non-fiction as it recounts what society categorizes as a "near death" experience. Certainly it's a kid's book as it's the version of this story written and illustrated for kids (vs. the edition that's geared toward adults, as apparently there are different castings of this account). Surely, there can be hardly any more important topics than Heaven, immortality, and humanity's ongoing search for the meaning of life.This remarkable little toddler--who is not the author of the book, I might note--apparently died while undergoing an unspecified surgery, had these remarkable experiences, and was returned to earth (that's not a spoiler folks, it's all implied right there in the title) in answer to his father's prayers. Interesting. The same father who is the "author" of this book. The same father who is a pastor. "Not his mother's prayers?," I wonder. What a potentially marvelous, powerful and ultimately faith-affirming message. The child relays, presumably over the course of years, his memories and the details of his brief experience of Heaven. They are accompanied by illustrations that are not his own, and with assorted scriptural citations with which--at the age of three--he was doubtless not fully conversant. The final product however, this book, leaves me with far more questions than it does answers and certainty. My questions are not about the veracity of Heaven, or God, or the power of faith. They are, instead, all about the context--which is sorely lacking here--about how parents (I presume both parents approved of this effort) decide that this is a message that is unique and needs to be carried to the rest of the world--in formats targeted for specific demographics. This is the part where I'm caught short. This is the part where if I cared more (which quite honestly I don't), I'd do some research on the backstory. Why don't I care? Not because I don't care about the message, but because I care a whole lot less about Colton's parents' decision to publish these books and don't want to give them any more of my time. There's a vast and interesting literature on out-of-body and near-death experiences. If this were Colton's account, told in his own words and through his own filters, it could readily complement that rich body of work. As it's not, I'm simply left wondering what it's like to have this momentous occasion capitalized upon by one's parent(s).One final point. The book contained a section addressing kids' questions after reading the book. One of the questions was something to the effect of "How do animals get to Heaven?" I was a kid once, admittedly a long time ago. My inner child doesn't want to know the specific mechanism by which animals get to heaven, esp. as the book depicts assorted animals including the range of Peaceable Kingdom lion and lamb imagery in Heaven. Nope. What I want to know is, "Do my pets go to Heaven, will I see them, and will they get along?" That's a very different series of pet-related questions than the one presented, and pretty succinctly dismissed in my estimation, at book's close.So I'm left more than a little ambivalent here due to (1) the lack of context and (2) the inescapable fact that the child who actually underwent this powerful experience, Colton Burpo, was not afforded the opportunity to tell his own story. What has been lost or, more likely embellished and buffed to a glossy sheen, in the retelling by his pastor father? I'd be interested in Colton's story, but I'd like a good deal less of Dad in here.
Heaven Is for Real Apr , Directed by Randall Wallace With Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Thomas Haden Church, Connor Corum A small town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son s extraordinary, life changing experience with the world. Heaven Is for Real Heaven Is for Real Rotten Tomatoes Apr , Based on the New York Times best selling book of the same name, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL brings to the screen the true story of a small town father who must find the courage and conviction to Heaven is for Real Ministries Heaven is for Real Ministries was established in May of due to the overwhelming response to the book Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo We are dedicated to sharing our story with anyone who wants to hear it for the sole purpose of lifting up the name of Jesus Christ and His church As we tour Heaven Is For Real But The Movie Is Not Heaven Is for Real has been billed as an inspirational movie event for everyone, but it is specifically targeted at Christian audiences Yet what if, lurking inside its feel good packaging and uplifting message about heaven and eternal life, it contained a message that Heaven is for Real A Little Boy s Astounding Story of His Oct , Heaven is for Real is the true story of Colton Burpo, son of the author and narrator Clinically dead during a serious illness, four year old Colton went to Heaven and returned to relate his experiences The story is beautifully told Heaven is for Real is Heaven is for Real True Story vs Movie Real Colton Burpo Heaven is for Real book Were Todd Burpo and his family financially stable Not exactly In the Heaven is for Real book, the real Todd Burpo mentions that the year prior to Colton s emergency surgery was a rocky one, with injury and illness that included a shattered leg, two surgeries, kidney stones, and a cancer scare He says that the family The Heaven is for Real Painting of Jesus Story by Akiane In Heaven is for Real, see the face of Jesus learn the story behind the Heaven is for Real painting What Does Heaven Look Like Find our how Heaven Changes Everything Both children have visited heaven share what heaven is like, who goes to heaven, who we will see in heaven and know that animals do go to heaven. Is Heaven Is for Real for Real Psychology Today The movie s title, Heaven Is for Real, along with its based on a true story claim, indicates that it is intended to persuade the viewer that heaven is a literally real place that one goes to The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven Admits it Was a Hoax Jan , The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven is a new movie about a boy who had visions after a near death experience From The Washington Post The best selling book, first published in , describes what Alex experienced while he lay in a coma after a car accident when he was years old.

  1. Todd Burpo is pastor of Crossroads Wesleyan and a volunteer fireman He and his wife, Sonja, have four children Colton is an active 14 year old he has an older sister, Cassie a younger brother, Colby and a very special sister he met in heaven, yet to be named.

712 Reply to “Heaven is for Real for Kids: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back”

  1. I read this book today I d never have picked it up, but a friend with a young child shared it with me She was so excited about it She knows I love to read, that I believe in God, and she was positively thrilled to share it with me Heck, she sat there while I read it.Alrighty then I don t even begin to know how to categorize this book Certainly it s non fiction as it recounts what society categorizes as a near death experience Certainly it s a kid s book as it s the version of this story written [...]


  2. I have absolutely no respect for any man who will pimp his own innocent child for money nor any mother who will tolerate it This is as much child exploitation as child porn or renting one s little boy out to perverts by the hour.A little 4 year old child had a near death experience Notice that I said NEAR death experience There is a huge difference in being nearly dead and in being dead Flash forward several years and his exploitative father, a Christian minister who sees other ministers writing [...]



  3. Heaven is for Real for Kids A Little Boy s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd and Sonja Burpo, as told by Colton Burpo to his parents Illustrated by Wilson Ong 2011 Tommy Nelson Publishing 5 Stars This is a great book for kids that contains appropriate Bible passages Thanks to a local library for the availability of this title.


  4. I loved it and give it 5 out of 5 stars I had already read Heaven is for Real in just one day and thought it was an amazing book My 11 year old daughter had read it also and loved it and I really wanted my 10 year old to read it but he s very sensitive and has some special needs so I didn t think that one would be ideal book for him but this Kids version is PERFECT He was amazed and awed by what happened to Colton on his journey to heaven and back Kylan had a lot of questions about heaven, some [...]


  5. Wow this may be worse than the book it is based on, since it has pictures and it s designed for kids The book states that Colton Burpo went to heaven and saw a heaven that was exactly like the Bible described Which, to this father, means people walk around with literal halos, and Jesus has a rainbow colored horse Where is that in the Bible again It s one thing to believe heaven is real, and quite another to suggest that it conforms specifically to one narrow view I get that heaven may be differe [...]


  6. I received this book as a giveway Before I review this book, I should tell you that I feel indebted to this author When my Grandma was dying we read the original book to her over and over again She received a great deal of comfort from the descriptions of heaven in the book and I believe that it contributed greatly to her peaceful passing However, I do not believe that this indebtedness is reflected in my review When I saw this book was available in a children s format, I was excited to enter an [...]


  7. This book gives me a glimpse of what Heaven looks like.It s nice to know testimonies from little children and be inspired of their pure faith Still, I anchor my faith in Truth that is in Christ, Jesus I m not saying I don t like this book,in fact this encourages me to read the Scripture and to personally discover and confirm Colton s view based on his 3 minute experience in Heaven of Heaven.I m soooo amazed on how this kid addressed the message of Salvation which is through Jesus Christ alone P [...]


  8. I read the original book quite a bit before I read this book with my daughter I read the original book to help me with some things that my daughter had said to me at a very young age Mind you like the child in book, she had several near death experiences as a newborn.When she lost a dear friend in the first grade, I found the child version and bought it for her We sat down and read the book It helped her a lot in dealing with her grief for him I think that this is a great book for helping childr [...]


  9. This really helped me prepare my children for the fact that their grandfather had passed away After reading it and then explaining to them that he was in Heaven, they were excited and a little jealous for him.



  10. i loved this book i opened this present on christmas day and i read it right away and i brought it to school with me and showed my class and they loved it to



  11. Genre This book is a biography because it s written about Colton Burpo s trip to heaven The story is written by Colton s parents.Audience This book is written for the intermediate readers There is words on the pages, like paragraphs rather than a sentence a two There is also bible verses which can be challenging for younger readers to read and understand.Twin Text A Traveler s Guide to Heaven by Anthony DeStefano I picked this book because they both tell a story about a trip to heaven.


  12. Saw this book listed as an option on BookSneeze and knew that I had to get it The initial Heaven is for Real was brought up at Women of Faith this year and I added it to my need to read list When I saw the children s version, I grabbed it right away to share with my reader She loves reading about God and learning about how Jesus protects her.Book description provided Heaven is for real, and you are going to like it Colton Burpo came back from his trip to heaven with a very important message Jesu [...]


  13. My sister suggested I read this book while I am visiting family here in Colorado I said okay but really didn t want to read this as it is normally not the kind of book I read.Well, I have read some of the reviews here and I am quite frankly stunned by all the one stars, negative comments, and of course the people who can only express themselves with the use of profanity.This book literally has opened my eyes and heart and makes me believe that there is hope even if you not a practicing Christian [...]


  14. I just read this book the other day because one of my coworkers read a page from it during our morning faculty devotions I am aware that the movie is coming out during this Easter season I also am aware that there are many believers.However, I am a skeptic I was interested in reading this, though, and having a conversation with my fellow teacher I want to know what others believe about this experience So take my skepticism or leave itMy two thoughts about the book are 1 This little boy seems to [...]


  15. Colton Burpo was almost four years old when he became ill and was taken to the hospital During his stay in the hospital, he closed his eyes and found himself being carried to Heaven by an angel.Colton describes all the things he saw and all the things he experienced while in Heaven The text is very simple and is written in a way that children can understand Each page is illustrated with a beautiful color illustration that complements the text There is also a Bible verse on each page that support [...]


  16. I received this beautiful little treasure from Book Sneeze this week It is an illustrated children s version of the bestseller Heaven Is For Real In this book, Colton Burpo acts as narrator of his own afterlife experience, explaining in a very childlike and simple way how wonderful and beautiful heaven is The story is told strictly from his own 4 year old point of view.When reviewing a children s book, my rule is to read it to the target audience children In this case, I read this book to my own [...]


  17. In the blink of an eye your life can change one minute you re spending quality time with your loved ones and the next you re in the hospital waiting for them to get out of a crucial surgery Seeming to be a lifetime for the family outside, actually was for little Colton Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent worked together to write the non fiction book, Heaven Is For Real Based on a little boy s afterlife adventure while in surgery Looking down to see the doctor operating on him or being able to see his da [...]


  18. Heaven is for Real For Kids was actually written by a 12 year old named Colton Burpo Heaven is for Real For Kids was written about Colton s life, how he died, and his trip to heaven Colton actually got to hang out and walk around with Jesus Even though this is a serious story, it was told in a kid friendly way Even through we are all scared of the unknown about Heaven, this book helps teach kids and adults not to be scared of heaven any Through out the book, there were bible verse that went with [...]


  19. How did you pick this bookI picked this book because I want to see the movie, but I thought I would read the book first, and it is something I wouldn t have seen myself reading.The setting of this bookThe setting of this book is in Greeley Colorado, Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, and Colorado Springs.The conflict of this bookIs when Colton Burpo get Appendicitis and has to have Immediate surgery because they harmful acids coming out of his appendix.Is the character Dynamic [...]


  20. This review of Heaven is For Real for Kids by Todd Sonja Burpo is LONG overdue but I still wanted to share it because of the impact the story has had on my life So here we go Have you ever wondered what Heaven is like Will you really see those you have lost Colton Burpo had the trip of a lifetime when he was just a boy His parents share Colton s experiences in this kid friendly book about going up to Heaven With beautiful illustrations and real questions about Heaven, Colton shares all he encoun [...]


  21. The book Heaven is for Real was a book that i really enjoyed The main character in the book was Colton in his family there was his dad Todd who was a pastor, his mom who worked part time at a school and his older sister Cassie This book showed how even little kids can understand and wrap their head around the concept of what life is about Most of us would think that this little boy does not know if he went to heaven or not and that he saw god That may sound weird but the boy in the book Colton w [...]


  22. This is a synopsis of the Kids Version Heaven is for real, and you are going to like it Colton Burpo came back from his trip to heaven with a very important message Jesus really, really loves children In effort to reach even families with this eternally significant story, this runaway bestseller is now told from Colton kid to kids Children will receive the same comfort and assurance that so many adults have received from the trade book.Beautifully illustrated, this book is uniquely written from [...]


  23. The book up for review is Heaven is for Real for kids as told by Colton Burpo to his parents Todd and Sonja Burpo.It has a simple yet powerful message The young boy in the story went to heaven and came back What he encountered during that journey is laid out in this book Colton learned that Jesus really, really loves children Viewing from a child s point of view is always interesting They see what as adults we use to see until life came along and blocked our views of what is important The descri [...]


  24. Heaven is for Real is the true story, as told by Colton Burpo, of his near death experience at the innocent age of three During an emergency appendectomy operation, Colton experienced something very few people ever live to tell about He left his body, visited heaven where he met his loved ones who had passed away, and saw Jesus Christ himself With parents who were both shocked and amazed by what their son could describe, Colton has continued on, sharing his experience with both children and adul [...]


  25. I recently purchased Heaven is For Real for Kids My sons love it and want us to read it to them each night It was a great book for really showing kids was heaven is all about from a kid s prospective It may have made my boys a little too enthusiastic however Danny declared that he wants to have wings and fly so he s ready to go to heaven right now I told him that most people don t make the trip back from heaven, so I don t want him to make the journey until he is a very old man The book is beaut [...]


  26. I read the adult version of this story first and cried through most of it I could imagine the pain and frustrations the parents were going through The story itself is so amazing, my faith was renewed 100 times over Then, when the kids version came out I couldn t wait to read it to my sons and share it with my nieces and nephews To have the story told from Colton s perspective is priceless The way he can describe Heaven in a way children can relate to and understand is amazing The illustrations a [...]


  27. I give this a 3 5 stars because the content is surprisingly heavy for the cheerful children s book appeal of the cover Be cautioned this is a book that should be read with a parent or an adult The story is a very powerful one of a little boy who almost died, and then all of the things that he experienced in Heaven The illustrations are nice and take up the entire page, painting a beautiful and peaceful picture of what Heaven might be like There is a strong religious theme, there are even quotes [...]


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *