Heaven is for Real for Kids - A little boy’s astounding story of his trip to heaven and back
"During an emergency operation at three years old, Colton Burpo had an experience that few people have in this life; he was able to see Jesus and visit heaven. Colton now shares his experience with children so they, too, can have comfort, joy, and wonder of knowing that heaven is indeed for real and that Jesus really, really loves them!"
Heaven is for Real for Kids is a beautifully illustrated book told by Colton Burpo to his parents, Todd and Sonja Burpo. The story is simply Colton's recollection of heaven. He is carried to heaven by an angel, meets Jesus, and sees the beauty only heaven could hold. He describes the people, the angels, the animals, and the throne. On each page there is a bible verse that corresponds to the story.
There is an introductory letter to parents for teaching their children about heaven,a question and answer page, and a prayer you can pray with your child about what you just read. The book is for ages 4-8.
I read the book both to my own kids and my preschool class. My students had many questions about the pictures and what was going on in them. They were very interested in the angels, as we are memorizing an angel finger play for the Christmas program coming up.
Scarlett, my three year old, liked the pictures of the animals the best. When asked what she was most excited about in heaven, she said she was excited to just go to heaven with God. Lexi, my 6 year old said, "I would get to see all my cousins and grandmas and grandpas that had died." Emma, age 8, said, "To be with God and my family members I have never met before." I had Lexi draw a picture of what she thought heaven would look like. Scarlett did one of the coloring pages that is linked below.
You can see a few pages on the Flipbook HERE.
Download Coloring Sheets HERE.
Watch the book trailer HERE.