Heaven is for Real

My mother-in-law and Colton, a four-year old boy, both who claim that they saw Jesus and both claim to have went to heaven.  They both described being in heaven and both say they saw Jesus.  Michael’s father wrote this very small book on Michael’s testimony.  My mother-in-law had a stroke not long ago.  She was on the floor all night and tried to claw and scratch her way to the phone to call for help.  She nearly died and went into a coma.  When she came back she told me that Jesus said He was coming back soon and that He would see her (my mother-in-law) again very soon.  

I believe in heaven because I believe in the Bible.  Colton is the son of a Nebraska pastor.  This little boy had to have emergency surgery and slipped into unconsciousness and at times appeared to have died.  When he returned, he gave vivid descriptions of heaven, of Jesus, and even met “Jesus cousin”, which was John the Baptist.  He mentioned being over the surgeons and the operating table giving details that the boy could not have possibly known.

Colton recalls having met his sister there.  When Colton went on to describe his great grandfather, and his sister, his father and mother was shocked.  Five years before Colton’s parents had had a miscarriage and never told Colton.  Colton never had met his great grandfather who had died 30 years before he was born but knew who it was immediately.  Colton went on to describe Jesus and other things that were in the book of Revelation and in parts of the Old Testament prophets description of heaven that Colton could not have possibly known about yet.  

The amazing descriptions were that Colton described the Throne of God as being, “really, really big” and Jesus had eyes that were “so beautiful”.  Jesus told both Colton and also told my mother-in-law that “He was coming back very soon.”  What a shocker when my mother-in-law said the very same thing that Jesus “was coming back very soon.”  My mother-in-law had never heard of this book.  I had just finished this book as it was recommended by a co-worker.  

There is no doubt in my mind that heaven is real.  And that Jesus is beautiful.  And that my mother-in-law who is such a godly woman of faith and Colton who is only a four-year old boy (at the time), have both seen Jesus and He has both told them the same exact thing!  He has said to my mother-in-law and Colton that He “was coming back very soon.”   Listen to these scriptures:  Hebrews 10:37, “For in just a very little while, “He who is coming will come and will not delay.” Revelation 2:16, Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.” Revelation 22:7, “Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book.” Revelation 22:20, “He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.”  Maybe Jesus is trying to tell us something!

Heaven is For Real, by Todd Burpo, Sonja Burpo, Colton Burpo and Lynn Vincent from Thomas Nelson Publishers. Copyright 2010.  ISBN-13: 9780849946158

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This review is based upon this author who was not paid to review it and purchased my own copy of it.  I was not compensated in any way.

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