Heaven Is For Real: The Story Of How 4-Year-Old Colton Burpo Died And Met Jesus

The story of what Colton Burpo experienced when he was 4 years old is taking America by storm.  During emergency surgery, Colton Burpo died, and what he saw after that is causing a lot of people to reconsider what they believe about life after death.

Initially after Colton left his body, he was able to see what his mother and father were doing.  When he told them these details later they were amazed because he was in surgery at the time and they were not with him.

After that, Colton was transported to heaven.  In heaven, Colton met his great-grandfather, who had died long before Colton was born.  After Colton came back he was able to recognize pictures of his great-grandfather from a photo album.

But Colton did not just catch up with family members that had passed on.  The truth is that Colton says that he actually saw God the Father.  In addition, Colton says that he met Jesus and in the video below Colton describes what Jesus looks like.  Also, Colton also claims that he met John the Baptist.

One thing that really validated this experience for his family was when Colton told his mother that she had miscarried a little girl at one point.  His mother had never told Colton about that, but it was the truth.  Colton met his little sister that was never born during his trip to heaven.

The following is a video interview with Colton and his father.  It is absolutely jaw-dropping….

The new book about this amazing experience that little Colton Burpo had is entitled Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back.

The following is the description of this book from Amazon.com….

Heaven Is for Real is the true story of the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and 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.

Colton said he met his miscarried sister, whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born, then shared impossible-to-know details about each. He describes 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 father, but often in Colton’s own words, the disarmingly simple message is heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and be ready, there is a coming last battle.

So how can you know that you will go to heaven too?

The truth is that Jesus Christ (Yeshua in Hebrew) died on the cross to pay the penalty for all of our sins so that we could be brought into a right relationship with God.

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  • naina

    I really hope this is ture. Am really scared of death even though i have immense faith upon God.

  • Manish Jhalani

    I too have such type of experience not death but very much similar to that and many people are witness to it.

  • http://hiswillmylife.wordpress.com Carlos

    An inspiring story to be sure but what I am left with is not so much astonishment at what that little boy experienced but how that story has gotten protected behind copyrights and otherwise so that the only way to get the full story is to buy the book on Amazon.

    Why is it that Christians, sincere Christians, bottle up something that is a glory to God such that one can only receive the full encouragement if one pays money to read the full account of what happened?

    Do we truly and honestly want to glorify God or are we more interested in the money?

    How would Jesus have handled this?

    I mean he gave us His Word at no cost didn’t He?

    I myself have an amazing story and I am thinking of writing a book about it but there is no way that I will put what God has done in my life behind the pages of a book that will keep people out by virtue of having to pay for it. I will give it away freely to allow God to gain the most glory from it!


  • http://google Sally OShannessy

    Brovo Carlos ,You are 100percent right .İf indeed what this inocent little boy experinced is true WHY on earth is his account of what he witnessed only avaible to those why can pay .Shame shame shame .JESUS paid the price for all of us .

  • randy

    Someone has to pay for printing and distribution! Its not free.

  • lou84

    you say we shouldn’t have to purchase this book on Amazon to hear the story, yet you have to purchase the Bible… they don’t hand that out for free do they?

  • Carine

    You pay for the Bible don’t you ??

  • Muslim Girl

    I agree with Carlos. When something is so precious in your heart, that you can’t describe, you share it with people from love. You don’t take money for it. That way you make it cheap and don’t cherish it :/
    It’s not money to be slave to. Unfortunately many people do. Huge masses :/

  • Brenda

    Just a thought, but typically bibles cost money. Also, I’m sure the library would have a copy for borrowing.

  • pat

    My grandson Dracen Michael Isaacs 5 1/2 months old passed away on Oct 16 2010 from RSV. A friend gave me this book to give to my daughter Angela I read it before I gave it to her it gave me great confort knowing that my Dracen is up in Heaven.And with his famliy that is waiting there for him.I wish everyone could know there loved ones are being taken care of.

  • Mary-Jane

    Money is not the issue with this book. I honestly feel blessed after having read this book knowing that there is a God who loves me and heaven waiting for those who believe in Jesus as their Lord and savior! $6 is nothing compared to eternity and if I had to spend money, i would buy this book over and over again. We buy books all the time, and they don’t necessarily bless us, so let’s bless others the way this little boy has with us.

  • Brenda

    I got a copy of the Bible free through Android for my phone and a very nice couple donated Bibles to our church and gave one to each of the members there. We paid nothing for ours. I agree that someone has to pay for the printing. There are some printers who may donate their time and work but we have to understand that someone has to be paid somewhere. I don’t think that what this boy went through needs to be hidden from those who can’t afford to buy the book tho. It is probably the publishers (or manager?) who wants to make money off of what he experienced. I myself would love to read about his journey!

  • terry dean


    I am a 50-year-old man, I drive a semi truck for a living, I am also buying a home in
    Oroville california, and I have 3 kids and my wife, in all just a regular family.
    On jan-2nd 2005, I Terry Dean witness this, it was 3 o’clock in the morning.
    I was on 1-5 driving south in the semi truck, I was 10 miles south of lathrope CA.
    I heard a great wind, then he appeared looking like a 2ft X 5ft tornado in the cab
    Of the semi truck, when the spinning wind stopped it became and was the form and
    Shape of a man.
    He said with a loud voice, “I am the lord your GOD and besides Me there is no other”.
    At this point as he appeared I looked at him right in the face, His face was full of a
    Fierce anger, His body looked like flowing energy that was tan in color,after seeing His
    Face 1 time I did not look at his face again for the next 2 days because I felt I was not
    Worthy to look upon His face or worthy for him to look upon my face.
    The magnitude of His presents cannot be put into words.
    The power of his voice was overwelming and can not be defined or titled or put
    Into words.
    I felt totally exposed and vulnerable at his presents.
    At this time He was very angry and very fierce and I thought I was going to die, my
    whole body started shaking and trembling ( I could not stop for the next 24 hours),
    Then he said, “I am giving you your deliverance, I am setting the captive free,I
    Have cast out the demons again, you have your healing and your salvation so now stand”.
    Then I started to cry and could not stop or control my crying, my nose started to run
    And before long my beard was full of tears and snot, I did not have a rag or napkins to
    Dry my face so I kept wiping my eyes of tears so I could see the highway, my
    Wind breaker jacket and shirt were wet to, the wind breaker was no good for drying my
    Face, it only smeared.
    Then he said “I am going into my temple and tear out the furniture and tear down
    The walls and build a new temple and bring in heavenly furniture and we will go in and
    Sup together”, then He leaned forward and put His hands together and became a stream
    Of energy or electricity that flowed right into my chest, I could feel Him enter my chest.
    I could feel Him moving around and doing something in there.
    Then I started to feel better and almost lighter as if heavy sin was being removed,
    This went on for about 30 minutes or so.
    At about 3:00 am he came back out the way he went in, a stream of flowing
    Energy came out of my chest and formed a man shape, and stood in front of me,
    I kept my head down a little so i would not look at his face, then he stepped to my right
    And stood there for 10 or 15 min-, I was petrified so I sat there driving the semi truck
    For that 10 or 15 min and nothing was said, I could not stop crying or shaking.
    Now at about 3:45 and He began to shout at me and He was in great rage.
    He was so fierce as he went from one side of me to the other side of me that He
    Seem to be all over me and in me and at me.


    He made it clear he was angry about the way I have been living becouse I was
    Living for Him only part of the time and not all of the time.
    I was very scared, and I said LORD GOD you are going to give me a heart
    Attack, and He said “I will take your heart of stone and give you a heart of
    Flesh and with your new heart I will give you a new song,” now it took him only
    One second for Him to do and say this, He reached His hand into my chest and pulled
    My heart out and put His hand back in and gave me a new heart, and pulled His
    Hand out and said “And a new song” as 4 stars flew from His finger tips, now as soon
    As the stars hit me a song started, the music was beautiful and not of this world, it
    Sounded like singing angels as the song filled the cab of the truck, this was the first
    Song of 4 songs in a roll I heard, I have played the drums for 20 years and believe you
    Me the timing and notes were not of this world, very very lovely songs.
    Now at this point a great peace came over me and I felt blessed and pure.
    Then He calmed down and His fierce fury and anger left Him and He was no longer
    Angry, but before in His anger I was and am sure that no man or army’s or weapons or
    Powers of any kind could go against Him and live or stand.
    Even the earth would like to hide in the sun from this one, I believe the whole
    Earth would be safer and have a better chance of living by throwing it’s self into the
    Sun rather then go against Him.
    Then He stood in front of me And put His hands together and became that flowing
    Stream of energy that flowed into my chest.
    Now the next thing I know we are standing together at the front doors of a large
    The doors opened and we walked in, at this point He was in the form of a man
    Made with flesh and bone, He had on a great robe, it was white.
    Now the temple was made of gold, but the floor was made of bright silver.
    At the back of the temple was a great throne made of gold, the back of the throne
    Was very high and beautiful, we are standing just inside the temple doors and to our
    Right is a large table set with food, the table was 3ft x 40ft long, we walked over to
    The table and sat down and started to eat, we said nothing at supper, then He stood up and
    Walked over to His throne and He sat down.
    I got up just enough to go to the floor with my face on the floor and I crawled to
    The corner of the temple by the table, I kept my face to the floor as low as I could get.
    With my hands over my face I cried and wept in the corner.
    After a little time passed I felt I had to go to His throne, so I said Lord God and He
    Said “Yes”, I said may I come to your throne and He said ” come”, so I crawled to him with
    My face to the floor, I was crying and trembling.
    I started kissing His feet and washing them with my tears.
    Now the love and compassion coming from Him was overwhelming, I was in heaven


    Then I felt not worthy even to kiss His feet so I said “Lord” and He said “Yes” I said
    May I leave your throne, He said “Yes”, so I kept my face to the floor and crawled back
    To the corner where I was before and with my hands over my face I stayed there
    Bowed down crying and weeping.
    After what seemed to be about 10 minutes my heart started to yearn for Him
    Overwhelmingly so I said “Lord”, He said “Yes”, I said can I come back to your throne,
    He said “come”, so I crawled back to Him with my face to the floor, I reached His
    Feet and with much crying and weeping I started to kiss His feet again.
    I knew He could read my mind and I knew I thought I was not worthy to look upon
    His face.
    After what seemed to be about 5 minutes I said “Lord” He said “Yes”, I said “May I leave
    Your thrown”, He said “Yes”, so I crawled back to the corner like before
    And stayed there crying with my hands over my face bowed down.
    After a little while I yearned for Him again, everything in me and of me was saying
    Go back to Him, I must go back, so I said “Lord”, He said “Yes” I said “May I come back to
    Your thrown, He said “Yes” so I started crawling back to Him like before face down
    And crying.
    Now this was the 3rd time I went to His thrown, I was kissing His feet and washing
    Them with my tears.
    Then I said “Lord”, He said “Yes”, I said “May I Leave Your thrown”, He said “Yes”, so with
    My face to the floor I crawled only 2 feet and He said “Stand up and walk back like
    A son”, so I stood up happy and tall and walked back to the table where we
    Had ate before, I sat there about 10 minutes with my hands over my face.
    Then He stood up and walked over to me, I stood up and we walked together to
    The other side of the large table where there was a small table, on the small table was
    A diagram of what I would do.
    Then He said “I am giving you a new name, your new name is the messenger and
    The witness, you are in my hand and I am in your heart and I have blessed you before
    The foundation of the world, you were in christ during His ressurection, I am sending you
    To stand in front of many people”, I said “Lord god I can’t do that, He said “I have taken
    Your soiled rags and givin you a robe of righteousness, I will give you the power and
    The boldness and go before you and I will open the door and you will enter in and
    The rivers will be full and the shade shall be plenty”.
    I said “Why me Lord”, He said “You are a tree I have been pruning and trimming
    For my purpose and glory.
    Now tell the people I gave them this message, I have sent you and if they know me
    They will receive you because you are of me and we are the same, and if they
    Receive you not it is because they know not me who sent you, and if they know not me
    Who sent you they will be damned.
    I am your god and besides me there is no other, I have life in my hand.
    I the Lord have spoke it.

    “I am He, when you come to my throne you bring with you fear in one hand and
    Trembling in the other hand, do not bring with you idle talk or childrens games
    For there is a fierce war in Heaven and earth, after you enter into the kingdom then
    We will rejoice and be glad, but for now bring with you fear and trembling”.
    Then He pointed down at the diagram on the small table and said “Here you are
    Standing in front of many people and you will do very good for a time and
    Reaching many, you will stand and your ministry will stand, and right here you
    Will leave and go straight through the gates of the kingdom and enter into the
    Your robe is already there waiting for you, and your crown is there also.
    Then He said “All of your family will be saved and enter the kingdom.
    Now the next thing I know we are back in the cab of the semi truck, He is standing
    To my right and I am driving just like before we went into His temple.
    The truck was not stopped or pulled over at any time, it is now 4:30 am, I was
    Amazed and crying and thinking of all He had told me, then He said “I am going into
    My temple”. Then He turned into that stream of energy again and flowed into
    My chest again.
    We did not talk for the next hour but the music was still coming out of me, the
    Music was loud, the music was not of this world, it was so beautiful and sounded
    Like singing angels, maybe 10 or 15 of them.
    Now at about 6 o’clock I was wondering if He was still in me so I said “Lord
    God”, and He said “I am here”, so I drove till about 7 o’clock and arrived at my
    Delivery and pick-up point, in Coalinga CA at I-5 Hwy and 198 Hwy, I arrived 3
    Minutes early and traded trucks with the driver from the south from Fontana CA
    I started my return trip at 7:15 am, now as I was driving I would remember parts of
    What happened so I would pull over and write them down and I pulled over many
    Times on the way back.
    Now about 1 hour before I arrived back at the willows terminal I was thinking
    Of Wayne, Wayne is a close relative of mine, I was just talking out loud to my self
    Saying “Wayne will never believe what is happening to me”. and the Lord said “Tell
    Wayne it doesn’t matter if he believes or not, it won’t change the work I am doing in
    You” I said “Ok Lord I will tell him.
    Now when the Lord spoke from inside me He sounded like many lions roaring at
    The same time, and sometime He sounded as soft as a lamb.
    I arrived back at the truck terminal in willows ar 12:30 pm, I got in my car and
    Started to drive home, when I got to Oroville CA I stopped at Wayne’s home to tell
    Him what had happened and told him what the Lord said to him, I was right he
    Had trouble beleiving any of this even though he is a man of God.
    I left Wayne’s and started home, I was thinking does the Lord know what Iam
    Thinking and feeling, does He really know my hurts and pains, so I would ask Him.
    So I said “Lord”, He said nothing, I said “Lord”, He said nothing, by not answering
    He was saying yes I know your thoughts, and how could you ask me God that.

    So this was the only time He did not answer me, it meant a lot to me because this
    Was a very stupid question.
    So I arrived home and sat down shaking and crying, I could not stop, it was so
    Intense, I just sat there shaking and crying.
    My wife was soon home and I started to tell her all that had happened to me, she
    Started to cry saying thank you Jesus thank you Lord.
    We wept together and cried together for the rest of the evening and did not stop.
    I slowed down a little, but before long I would go into a weeping and
    Shaking mode, every time I would brake down she would do the same.
    My daughter came home and saw me shaking and said take a shower, that will
    Warm you up, I said “I’m not shaking because i’m cold, I’m shaking because of the present’s
    Of God.
    I did sleep before going back to work but not much.
    I woke up and got ready for work, I left for work at 12:45 am on day #2.
    Now normally I would pray at this time when I first start driving, asking the Lord to watch
    Over me and my driving, and to protect my family while I am away, but I was still
    Shuck up from what happened and did not feel like praying or talking to the Lord.
    Right then so I said “Lord” He said “I am here”, I said “I’m still shook up from yesterday,
    Is it okay if we talk later, He said “Yes” so I kept on driving and wondering what would
    Happen later.
    Now when the Lord would talk His voice came right out of me because He was
    Inside of me, it was not a little small voice inside me like I sometimes here, when He
    Talked for these 2 days His voice was as fierce as a lion or sounded like many water
    Falls sometimes His voice was as meek as a lamb, very calm, but always clear just the
    Way it sounds when someone is in the room talking, His voice filled the car or
    Cab of the truck, I heard it with regular ears.
    So I got to work at 1:45 am, picked up the semi truck and drove south on I-5 like
    At about 4 am there was a strong rushing wind that came out of me in the form of
    A tornado, it just sat to my right spinning for a minute, it was a bout 3ft by 4ft high.
    It stopped, He was in the form of a man but was red in color, bright red and looked
    Like flowing electricity, I looked and in His right hand was a big red ball, it was about
    The size of a basketball and it looked like bright red flowing electricity or energy.
    He said with a loud voice “Receive Ye Fire”, and He slammed the red ball on my
    Chest, it exploded on me and went all over me and in me, I was jerking back and forth.
    The energy was so strong it took my breath, I had to catch my breath then I looked
    Over and He now has a big blue ball in His right hand, and it looked like
    Energy or electricity, this blue ball was bigger than the red ball and He was bigger to.
    Then He said with a loud voice “Receive Ye The Holy Ghost”, then He slammed
    It on my chest and it exploded on me and went over me and in me again, and again
    I was jerking back and forth, I had to catch my breath again, and He said in a loud
    Voice, “Many men have cried and many men would have died to see what you have seen”.

    Then He put His hands together and turned into a stream of energy that flowed into
    My chest again.
    So I sat there driving and thinking.
    Now at about 5:am He came out of me again the same way, loud wind and a
    Spinning tornado, when He stopped He was in the form as before, tan in color.
    Then He said in a loud voice ” Put on the whole armor of GOD and keep your eyes
    On JESUS and your heart on the HOLY GHOST, I am giving you gifts of the SPIRIT ”
    I said what gift’s LORD, He said “Discerning of spirit’s and the ability to cast out evil
    Spirit’s”,then I said what other gift’s LORD, He said “Let it be according to your faith”.
    Then He went back inside me, so I sat there driving the truck and thinking.
    I arrived at colinga CA at about 7:30am, I traded trucks and started back north
    At 7:45am.
    At 8:45am, I said LORD, He said “Yes”, I said I am sorry they crucified you He said
    “It is all right it had to be done”.
    I arrived back at the willows terminal at 1:00pm and got in my car heading for
    On my way I said Lord, He said “Yes” I said “Is there anyone saved by having faith
    In the faith of Abraham”, He said “Yes, there are some saved who had faith in the faith
    Of Abraham” I later ask myself if He meant today or only at the time of Abraham.
    Then He said “on the 3rd day I will reveal what you should do, and go to the church and
    Have the elders put there hands on you and anointing you with oil so that you will
    Recieve your healing”.
    Then I said LORD, I am stopping at wayne’s house to talk to him, what should I
    Say to him to make Him believe what is happining to me, or is there something you
    Want to say to him, He said “Yes, tell him I said Wayne, you are among us, fear not
    I am with you always”, little did I know that Wayne would be killed in a freak accident
    One month from today, GOD blessed him, he is with the LORD even as you read this.
    I stopped by Waynes and told him what the LORD had said, I left there from home.
    On my way I said LORD, He said “Yes” I said I hope I did not say any thing I should
    Not have said, He said “No, I know what you were going to say and I would have warned
    You in advance”.
    When I got home I was wondering what the Lord would reveal (Tomorrow) on
    The 3rd day, so I sat there rested and prayed, I was thinking about all that had happened
    Over the last 2 days, I went to bed early at about 7:30pm.
    I woke up early at 5:am, it was the 3rd day and I was excited about what the
    LORD would reveal that I should do, and It did not take Him long to do it.
    I said “LORD”, He said nothing, I said “LORD”, He still said nothing, “oh no my LORD
    Your gone”. then He revealed to me what I should do.
    I had thought and was thinking that He was going to be in me in POWER and talk
    To me as I went on my mission and talk to me as I did my ministry, in other words to
    Hold my hand every step of the way, and to guide me, but now I realize that I must go
    Forth in faith as a man, and walk in the spirit, as a son of GOD

    Not go forth as a boy having my hand held.
    Now I know He is inside me, I know He will Lead me. but I wanted to hear His voice
    Like I did, and see Him come out of me as a rushing wind, I wanted to ask Him questions
    And hear His answers, to just stand in His presents and feel the love and compassion
    Coming from Him.
    When I realized He was not going to be in me and with me in that kind of power I
    Broke down real bad, and started crying very bitterly, I sat there crying and pleading to
    Him, “LORD,LORD, please come back, I need to hear your voice again, I need you
    Here LORD like you were, please just one time let me hear your voice again.
    Well I was not able to call him back to me, that does not surprise me because I did not
    Call him to me the first time, He came to me when He was ready, I was not even praying.
    I am nothing Special, just a man who believes that GOD will do what He wants, when
    He wants, and with who He wants, and I know He will complete His work in me.



    Thank you terry dean

  • Ohm

    Right, let’s just believe what this kid and his parents are saying without a shadow of a doubt.

    You people are truly idiots. Have you learned nothing from the Balloon Boy hoax? And on top of that, to believe that you’ll enter Paradise for just believing in God (however messed up your beliefs of Him are), while you continue to indulge in the lying, deceit, greed, and filth that you do every single day.

    As for the trash parents who used their child to lie about God for monetary profit, have you no shame, let alone fear?

  • Trish

    Carlos, everyone is different and it doesn’t make it bad that there is a price to pay for the book. Like you said “How would God handle this!” Knowing that he is a loving God and cares for his children deeply, I seriously doubt he is angry that someone is charging for the book! You go ahead and write your book for free, I’m sure the lord would be proud of you but he would be proud of you if you charged for it too! You could always donate the money to charities so why not charge?

  • http://lifeanddeathheavenandhell.com Kristina Maire

    What a wonderful,hope filled,powerful message in this book. What a loving God we have to show us about himself through a child. All of “our” money is God’s money anyway.God has blessed Colton to draw us near to himself. Imagine having that kind of information about God. In realizing what a gift it was, you would feel very strongly in depending on God so that his will would be done. I feel confident that the money brought in from the book will be used to continue to get the message out and or for God’s purposes. May God Bless Those That Have Recieved This Message. God’s will be done.

  • http://lolabunnwebsite lolabunn

    it dont matter people u can pray this is a little boys testamony and all of it is true

  • http://lolabunnwebsite lolabunn

    yall need to quiet yall need JESUS

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    yall are werid



  • michael

    I am very blessed to be a member of todds church and I am actually one grade older than colton and to all of you who think that they are just trying to earn money from this the truth is that before the book was published he promised to donate almost all of the money to our church and outreach missions such as feed my starving children which we are very involved in. They also waited so long to publish the book because they wanted to protect colton from publicity. Everyone in our church already knew. To all of the unbelievers out there the only reason they wrote this book was to bring more people to Gods kingdom. If you would actually read the book, you would know that it is very true. How could he tell his father that he was praying in a closet while he was in surgery? How could he talk about a miscarried baby his parents never told him about? That is all I am trying to say.

    God Bless!!

  • angela

    my name is angela my boyfrind of 3 years comitted suiside and its my fault i want him to be happy and safe and i want him to not be ill anymore i want all his dreams to come true and i want him to see god so that he knos he is loved i miss him dearly and i hope i see him agin and when i do seeing him and knoing that god himself and jesus and mother mary and my other loved ones would be great i am forced to face this w this world by my self because of my foolishness i beleve in god with all my heart i dont kno if anyone else is goin threw this but if you are im sorry and just kno ur not alone ive had suiside attempts cuz of this exspernce and the reson being to be with him but if i do that i will only hurt people like he has hurt me i dont blame him but still u kno injust hope that people who say these thing are not lieing cuz i really want to be with this man agin he is just the best R.I.P F.P.M.J 2008-2011 F+A=4ever

  • rrl

    I am confused. Did the kid actually die on the operating table? If he didn’t die (at least his heart stopping) why would he have gone to heaven? Can you go to heaven without dying? If that is the case then we are really breaking new theological grounds!

  • Rob

    Every time our body is useless to us, be it during an operation or even as we sleep at night, our spirits leave our body and can communicate with other spirit beings and even experience heaven. In fact, when a fetus is growing inside their mother, most of the time the spirit that will occupy that body isn’t completely connected to it yet. Small children can often recount their lives on the other side, how they chose their parents and the life they would live before they are actually conceived. Then, as our body grows in utero, we visit the body, come and go, become comfortable with the body, while the body becomes more comfortable with the spirit. A physical life is a life unto itself, while the spirit life is one unto itself as well. When the body completely dies, the spirit leaves for good, as the body is useless once again, this time permenantly.

  • Jon

    I think there are some seriously wonderful theological grounds being proven by Coltons experience.

    1- Families obviously must be forever
    2- People live in their prime (hooray)
    3- if the streets are paved with Gold, then seriously riches in this world don’t compare if gold is commonly used like tar.
    4- Unborn children don’t come into the world with sin.( not trying to start an argument but to me I don’t think children need to be baptized right away)
    5- God and Jesus are separate beings with bodies like any human, but obviously transcendent

    I have done some more thinking and I looking for this and I found an article by Orson Pratt that seems to parallel Coltons story.(Google Orson Pratt describes Heaven for it). C.S. Lewis’s ideas about the after-life sound a lot like this too.

    I want to start looking more in the bible for more info. See if I can find more. Anyone else want to join in?

    Also Michael, if it isn’t to forward of me could you ask Colton if there were more colors in heaven than there are on earth? If he can’t remember that’s fine but that’s just crazy to me if there is.

  • Admin


    I am not in contact with Colton personally. But I am sure if you contact him or his family they will get back to you.


  • susan

    I’m reading the book now. It’s very uplifting and has made me look forward to seeing heaven for myself. I hope I make it.

  • paul

    I cannot help but say this…the bible says the dead know nothing…the thoughts or soul do no longer exist until the ressurrection…it is possible for God to show us visions of heaven but when we die we are asleep as the bible clearly teaches…the immortal soul is taught by pagan philosophers so what do ppl believe Gods word or imaginations of man? Also the word hell is a wrong translation for hades or death (the unseen),sheol,gehenn,and tartarus…and eternal.everlasting,forever and ever (in regards to torment and hellfire punishment of sinners) is also wrongly translated from the greek words aionos and aion which means age or age lasting in the context of time with a beginning and ending….God is merciful and Just and is allways right in His judgements and will not torture ppl forever in hellfire…this is also pagan in its origin and is not from the inspired greek or hebrew language…Yes our God is a consuming fire and yes He hates sin but He does not hate his creation and will conquer the world and will draw ALL men unto Himself in this age or in the ages to come…His anger is but for a moment but His mercy and loving kindness is forever…He knows we are dust and He also knows it is not by our choice that we were born into this sinful world of deprivation and wickedness…I beleive there is punishment for sin in reaping what we have sown and also the consuming fire of His presence and His holiness…but His enduring character is mercy towrsd those who fear Him and love Him and ALL mankind will be brought to repentance in one way or another because Jesus is heir of all things and in adam all have died and in Him ALL will be made alive.

  • paul

    @ Terry why would Jeus tell you ppl are damned when He says in the word that He died for the sins of the WHOLE world not just a few ppl.Did He not pay for the sins of the whole world?Why does paul say that He died for all men and esp. of those who believe? Why does John say behold the lamb who TAKES AWAY the sins of the WORLD? Does His death on the cross fail for all of humanity? How can He say one thing and then say anther? He is not a man that He would lie so I have a hard time with Jesus saying so flippantly that others are damned! Why then wouldnt He show up like this to everyone and save all humanity.I am not doubting that you had this experience but why does He do this for some and not others?The word says He is no repector of persons and what He does for one He will do for another NO? I have aksed Him to speak to me audibly but I have had no choice but to live by faith believing that He is leading me in life.I cannot reconcile what I have learned about words wrongly translated from the inspired texts and also translated to mean something totally different…doesnt He want us to love Him out of Love not fear of punishment?I just dont get it!!!

  • http://none gene

    Most of the confusion over this book and this experience comes form a lack of real understanding of the bible. We are to STUDY it, not just read it. Example: the Bible does NOT say “the Lamb that takes away the SINS of the world.” It does say “the Lamb that takes away the SIN of the world.” Huge difference. One is an indwelling power, the other is an act flowing from that indwelling power.

  • http://none gene

    Much of the confusion regarding the experience of the young boy results from a superficial understanding of the Word of God. Example: the Bible does NOT say “…the Lamb that takes away the SINS of the world…” It DOES say “…the Lamb of God that takes away the SIN of the world.” Huge difference. One is an indwelling power, the other is an act flowing from that indwelling power. they are NOT THE SAME.

  • mike

    The description is wrong it says he died. In the book they even print his medical record where there is no evidence his heart ever stopped.

  • http:///user/view/976964 Arlie Furnace

    Can you tell us more about this? I’d care to find out more details.