Heaven Is for Real
The book Heaven is for Real has sold several million copies and has been on the New York Times Bestseller List for an incredible 90 weeks.
It is the story of a Nebraska pastor’s son who had a near death experience. Colton, age 4, recovered and some time afterward began to describe, without prompting, his experiences in heaven. He described circumstances and people of which he had no earthly knowledge.
This Easter a movie of the same name will be released and is expected to to be a big box office success.
The book and upcoming movie are not without controversy, however, as skeptics question some of the young boy, Colton’s, heavenly revelations.
Heaven Is for Real is the true story of a four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who experienced heaven during emergency surgery. He talked about looking down to see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn’t know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear.
In heaven, Colton met his miscarried sister whom no one ever had told him about and his great-grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born. He shared impossible-to-know details about each. Colton went on to describe the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how “reaaally big” God and his chair are, and how the Holy Spirit “shoots down power” from heaven to help us.
Told by the Colton’s father often in Colton’s own words, the disarmingly simple message is that heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and to be ready … there is a coming last battle.
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A Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) interview with family members in early 2011 when Colton was 11 years old provides more detail and context from the “real people”. The interview video is at:
Whatever you think or believe about experiences and “revelations” such as this, Heaven is for Real, through the eyes of a 4 year old, will hold your attention and make you think.