Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

by Todd Burpo, Lynn Vincent | Religion & Spirituality |
ISBN: 0849946158 Global Overview for this book
Registered by dabercro of Clinton, Utah USA on 7/22/2011
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10 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by dabercro from Clinton, Utah USA on Friday, July 22, 2011
From the back of the book..."When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomey, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren't expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed--a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy's trip to heaven and back."

My thoughts...this was a wonderful story of a four-year old boy's visit to heaven. Colton's father tell the story as it unfolds in the months after his visit. Heaven is described in a child's innocent and simple terms. It gives us all hope and something to look forward to.

Journal Entry 2 by dabercro at Clinton, Utah USA on Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I decided to make a bookring with this book. The rules are pretty basic.

1. Journal when you receive the book.

2. Journal your thoughts after you read the book.

3. Pm the next person on the list for their address then journal when you mail the book. Media mail is fine.

Please try to move the book on within a month. If you will be keeping it longer (life happens), please journal or pm me so that I know where the book is. Please be considerate of the people on the list after you who are still waiting to read this book.

Participant mailing order:

1. Rhonder - Canada
2. Aberpeter - Washington
3. spoiledrotten - New Jersey -- asked to be skipped
4. Scarlett07 - Colorado
5. imawinn2 - Wisconsin
6. suzstina - New Jersey
7. MaryZee - Maryland
8. dabercro - Utah

Journal Entry 3 by dabercro at -- BookRing, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (8/16/2011 UTC) at -- BookRing, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Sending to the first participant, Rhonder, in Canada.

Journal Entry 4 by Rhonder at St Paul, Alberta Canada on Thursday, September 01, 2011
Just picked this up from the post office today. Will journal again when I get it read!

Journal Entry 5 by Rhonder at St Paul, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, September 14, 2011
This was an amazing read. I can't help but wonder if it's true, I'm a little skeptical. BUT, at the same time, it leaves me with hope and a feeling of peace.

Thank you dabercro for sharing this book, I am very glad that I read it!

Journal Entry 6 by Rhonder at St Paul, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (9/21/2011 UTC) at St Paul, Alberta Canada

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This is going in the mail today to Aberpeter.

Journal Entry 7 by Aberpeter at Kirkland, Washington USA on Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The book is here! I will be starting it soon.

Journal Entry 8 by Aberpeter at Kirkland, Washington USA on Monday, October 17, 2011
Just before he turned 4, Colton Burpo has an emergency appendectomy. In the months that follow, Colton starts letting little pieces of information drop about his time during the surgery when he was in Heaven. He saw angles, Jesus, and passed family members he had never met. Colton's father Todd retells the story leading up to the surgery and how Colton slowly reveals his time in Heaven.

Journal Entry 9 by Aberpeter at Kirkland, Washington USA on Monday, October 17, 2011
spoiledrotten has asked to be skipped. I'll be contacting the next person on the list.

Journal Entry 10 by Scarlett07 at Colorado Springs, Colorado USA on Thursday, November 17, 2011
Received this in the mail today and am looking forward to it. I will finish what I'm reading now and then read this one. Thanks!

Journal Entry 11 by Scarlett07 at Colorado Springs, Colorado USA on Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I thought this was a very inspiring book with the tone of an innocent child.

I'll be contacting the next person and get it off this week. Thanks for sharing this book.

Journal Entry 12 by Scarlett07 at Colorado Springs, Colorado USA on Thursday, November 24, 2011
On it's way to Wisconsin.

Journal Entry 13 by imawinn2 at Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Book arrived today. Just in time as I am on the last few chapters of my current read. Should be able to start reading this book by end of the week. Thanks for offering this book for others to read. Can't wait to delve into it. :-)

Journal Entry 14 by imawinn2 at Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Monday, December 05, 2011
Years ago, my sister "died" in a drowning accident and was revived en route to the hospital. When she was able to speak, she told us of her experience of traveling to Heaven and back. Needless to say, it took my family aback and I can certainly relate to what the Burpo family experienced with young Colton. Ever since, I have been very interested in other people's descriptions of Heaven and near death experiences. What make this experience different from others I have heard/read is that it is told by a very young boy who would have very little, if any, knowledge of certain details related to family members, God, Jesus or described in biblical writings. This book causes one to reflect and definitely inspires. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful little book with us! I already have the next participant's address and will drop it off in the mail this week.

Journal Entry 15 by imawinn2 at Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Monday, December 05, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (12/5/2011 UTC) at Neenah, Wisconsin USA

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I sent this book out to the next participant today. Postman said it should be there by Thursday. BTW... I put a little surprise in between the pages for you suzstina. Use in good health. Happy journeys! Happy Reading!

Journal Entry 16 by suzstina at Deptford, New Jersey USA on Monday, January 02, 2012
Happy 2012! So sorry that it has taken me so long to journal this receipt! I have the book and have been so busy in the past month I have not had time to do anything with it yet, but I should be able to get through it soon now and I will have it on its way again before very long.

Thank you for including me and thank you for your patience!
Extra thanks to imawinn for the lovely bookmark!

Journal Entry 17 by suzstina at Deptford, New Jersey USA on Friday, January 13, 2012
I enjoyed this read and found the presentation to be sincere. I am reminded of an experience from my family where a little boy of a similar age to Colton also had a medical emergency and afterwards came out with interesting statements about things he saw. It certainly offers food for thought.

Journal Entry 18 by suzstina at -- BookRing, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Friday, January 13, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (1/11/2012 UTC) at -- BookRing, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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This book is on its way to MaryZee - enjoy! Thanks for including me in this bookring.

Journal Entry 19 by wingmaryzeewing at Taneytown, Maryland USA on Saturday, January 14, 2012
Book has arrived safely with me. My mom asked to read this, so I'll get this to her in the next couple of days, and will update again here later.

Journal Entry 20 by wingmaryzeewing at Taneytown, Maryland USA on Friday, January 20, 2012
Spoke to my mom earlier today, and she said she's already finished the book. She really enjoyed it, and some of her other comments - "This must have really happened. Otherwise, how could he know about his Pop (grandfather that he'd never been told about) or his baby sister (who had been miscarried, and the parents didn't even know if it was a boy or girl)."

I don't know if my mom has ever read a book this quickly; I gave it to her on Monday and she'd finished it by Thursday. She'd just started on a Danielle Steel book last weekend, but I think this book quickly jumped in front. She said she didn't want to hold it up if it had to go to someone else. (Spoken like a true booklover, and bookcrosser-in-training - although since she doesn't use a computer, she won't be one in actuality even though she's heard my BC stories for years.) Mom also said 2 of her good friends read this book and told her about it, so I was very pleased to be able to share this bookring with her. (I'm so happy that Mom has recently re-discovered her love of reading. I always remember Mom reading magazines, but never books. She's recently come back to books, and I've shared different ones with her. I never knew before where I got my love of books/reading, but now I know.)

This book will soon be ready to travel home. Thanks to all the previous readers (and esp. Dabercro) for sharing.

Journal Entry 21 by wingmaryzeewing at Taneytown, Maryland USA on Monday, January 23, 2012
Well of course I had to read this now that it's back in my hands. A quick read, amazing and inspiring.

Thanks for sharing this, Dabercro. It will soon be on its way home.

Journal Entry 22 by wingmaryzeewing at a fellow bookcrosser, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (1/30/2012 UTC) at a fellow bookcrosser, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Mailed off on Monday, on it way home to Dabercro. Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 23 by dabercro at Clinton, Utah USA on Friday, February 03, 2012
Arrived back home in the mail yesterday. Thank you to everyone who participated in this ring.

Journal Entry 24 by dabercro at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (5/2/2012 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Sending to JennyC1230 for her Autobiography/Biography/Humor Virtual Bookbox.

Journal Entry 25 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Friday, May 11, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (5/16/2012 UTC) at ~~~ ♥ ~~~ A Friend ~~~ ♥ ~~~, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Sending to Flossie771 from the Virtual Biography/Auto-Biography/Humor Bookbox Enjoy the books!

Journal Entry 27 by Flossie771 at Villa Rica, Georgia USA on Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Received....adding to my tbr.

Journal Entry 28 by Flossie771 at Villa Rica, Georgia USA on Monday, August 20, 2012
Just finished reading this one....placing in my availables.

Journal Entry 29 by Flossie771 at Villa Rica, Georgia USA on Monday, October 22, 2012
Sending this book to whiskeyjane for the birthday rabck group....Happy Birthday!!!

Journal Entry 30 by Flossie771 at Villa Rica, Georgia USA on Thursday, November 01, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (10/31/2012 UTC) at Villa Rica, Georgia USA

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mailed

Journal Entry 31 by whiskeyjane at Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Yay! Thank you for this wishlist book Flossie771. I have been wanting to read this for a long time. I already started reading it and it's interesting. I believe in an afterlife but I am not sure if I believe this kid. He was on few talk shows on TV last week. He said there are cats in Heaven but he "doesn't like cats". His family was behind in their mortgage payments...

Anyway, I am enjoying the book very much! I love when people tell me they get messages from their loved ones in the Afterlife

Journal Entry 32 by whiskeyjane at Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on Monday, April 29, 2013
WELCOME TO BOOKCROSSING Congratulations! You found a traveling book! This book has been set free. It is yours to keep or share. Please take a moment to make a journal entry to let me know the book has found a new home

Journal Entry 33 by whiskeyjane at Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on Sunday, July 16, 2017
****SPOILER ALERT****











Just before he turned 4, Colton Burpo has an emergency appendectomy. In the months that follow, Colton starts letting little pieces of information drop about his time during the surgery when he was in Heaven. He saw angels, he sat on Jesus's lap, he met his dead grandpa for the first time, and even met a miscarried fetus (oh come on!!!! please...) Colton's father Todd retells the story leading up to the surgery and how Colton slowly reveals his time in Heaven
I'm reading it again. Maybe I will like it better the 2nd time. Then, reserved for a friend

Journal Entry 34 by whiskeyjane at Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on Monday, November 12, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (11/16/2018 UTC) at Albuquerque, New Mexico USA

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I put this book in the mail to my good friend in Pennsylvania (Tomi)

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