After a life-saving emergency appendectomy, four-year-old Colton Burpo’s family was not only thrilled with his miraculous recovery, but also astonished by his account of the surgery.
Colton claimed that he left his body and traveled to Heaven during the operation, offering simple yet precise details to validate. He described sitting on Jesus’ lap, singing with the angels, and meeting family members who had passed away before he was born, including a miscarried sister whom he never even knew existed. Although he had not yet learned to read, he also provided scripturally accurate descriptions of Heaven, from the throne room of God to the “markers” of red on Jesus’ hands and feet.
Written by Colton’s father Todd, yet told in the endearing and powerful words of Colton himself, Heaven is For Real offers an engaging and life-changing glimpse into eternity, all through the perspective of simple, childlike faith.
This special movie edition includes the following updated features:
Photos from the movie set
Updates from Todd and Colton, including recent events in the family and the making-of-the-movie experience
"From the Set" Q&A's with the movie's filmmakers and actors
New introduction and updated epilogue from the authors