By Todd Burpo
“This tale has great intrigue and emotional power.”
--Randall Wallace, Director Heaven Is for genuine, We have been infantrymen, and Secretariat
“Do you take note the health center, Colton?” Sonja said.“Yes, mommy, I remember,” he stated. “That’s the place the angels sang to me.”
When four-year-old Colton Burpo made it via an emergency appendectomy his family members was once extremely joyful at his surprising survival. What they weren't watching for, although, used to be the tale that emerged within the following months—a tale as attractive because it was once outstanding, detailing their little boy’s journey to heaven and again.
This real tale, retold via his father yet utilizing Colton’s uniquely uncomplicated phrases, deals a glimpse of the realm that awaits us, the place as Colton says, “Nobody is previous and no-one wears glasses.”
Heaven is for Real will eternally switch how you ponder eternity, supplying the opportunity to work out, and think like a child.
Bonus fabric during this distinctive motion picture variation contains:
• images from the motion picture set
• Updates from father, Todd, and son, Colton, on fresh occasions together with the making-of-the-movie experience
• “From the Set” Q&A’s with the movie’s filmmakers and actors
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He had faced his fear! It was a big victory for him. The moment seemed like icing on the cake of a perfect day. indd 16 12/17/13 1:44 PM Colton To ughs I t O u t 17 As we left the Butterfly Pavilion, I reflected back over the past several months. It was hard to believe that the broken leg, the kidney stones, the lost work, the financial stress, three surgeries, and the cancer scare had all happened in half a year’s time. In that moment, I realized for the first time that I had been feeling like I’d been in a fight.
I found her in the waiting room, using her last drops of cell phone battery to call friends and family. I hugged her and held her as she cried into my shirt until it stuck to my chest. I used what little battery was left on my cell phone to call Terri, my secretary, who would in turn activate the prayer chain at church. This was not a ritual call. I was desperate for prayer, desperate that other believers would bang on the gates of heaven and beg for the life of our son. Pastors are supposed to be unshakable pillars of faith, right?
He shook his head. “No. Colton’s white blood cell count isn’t consistent with appendicitis. ” I looked at Sonja. It was at that moment we realized we’d been banking on a really nasty virus. We were completely unprepared for something more serious. The doctor led us into the hallway, where there was already an Xray clipped to an illuminator. When I saw what was in the picture, my heart dropped into my stomach: The Xray of our son’s tiny little torso showed three dark masses. It looked for all the world as if his insides had exploded.