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Knockin' on heaven's door...
I just finished in two eager sittings Heaven is for real : a little boy's astounding story of his trip to heaven and back. The book, written by the subject's father, Todd Burpo, tells of 4-year-old Colton's extraordinary journey taken while undergoing surgery for a ruptured appendix, and then revealed to his parents in pieces over the following months. As far as all the medical reports go, there was never a time when Colton was pronounced dead during the surgery, but the little boy recounted to his father exactly what his father and mother had been doing in other parts of the hospital during his surgery, as well as describing going to heaven and meeting his deceased grandfather, his sister (who was actually miscarried, unbeknownst to the little boy), God, Jesus, and other biblical figures. He described fine details that his father, a small-town pastor, later compared to and found to be in line with the Bible. This thought-provoking read is available in book or audiobook format. For other books on this topic, try the subject heading Near-death experiences.
Heaven is for real