A book review by Ann Childress, M.A.R. of Heaven Is For Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent.

In recent years there have been a flurry of books and stories of people who briefly died and allegedly went to heaven or hell and then came back to life. Heaven is for Real is such a story. As of February 8, 2012 it has been on the New York Times non-fiction best seller list for sixty-three weeks. Colton Burpo, the three year old son of a Wesleyan church pastor, had emergency surgery for a burst appendix…


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