Nov. Read: Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo

In time for Thanksgiving and I think this book will offer some great discussion:

"Do you remember the hospital, Colton?" Sonja said. "Yes, mommy, I remember," he said. "That's where the angels sang to me."

When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, 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.

Colton, not yet four years old, told his parents he left his body during the surgery-and authenticated that claim by describing exactly what his parents were doing in another part of the hospital while he was being operated on. He talked of visiting heaven and relayed stories told to him by people he met there whom he had never met in life, sharing events that happened even before he was born. He also astonished his parents with descriptions and obscure details about heaven that matched the Bible exactly, though he had not yet learned to read.

With disarming innocence and the plainspoken boldness of a child, Colton tells of meeting long-departed family members. He describes Jesus, the angels, how "really, really big" God is, and how much God loves us. Retold by his father, but using Colton's uniquely simple words, "Heaven Is for Real" offers a glimpse of the world that awaits us, where as Colton says, "Nobody is old and nobody wears glasses."

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  • Chris

    One of our meeting in February is about:
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    January 20

  • Chris

    I enjoyed the meetings, very nice where everyone was given the opportunity to reflect, share and respect for unique opinions. If for some reason the group will not find organizers in future, I offer my help since I'm already managing "iConnectCTS" a private group for professionals with careers in corporate (Technology, Law, Medicine, etc). We also discuss books in business, influence or the art of interactions, etc. http://www.meetup.com/iConnectC...­

    January 20

  • j

    Beth, I saved your bottles for you. When can i give thm to you?

    January 19

  • April Dunne

    I enjoyed meeting you all and am looking forward to our next book!

    November 15

  • Carol

    Great conversation last night, loved how candid everyone was able to be.

    3 · November 14

    • Ben

      Definitely! It's nice to be able to discuss religious beliefs w/o anyone getting upset.

      2 · November 14

  • April Dunne

    The book really made you think about how you live your life. I am glad I read it.

    November 14

  • Marilyn

    Not feeling well tonight :-(

    November 13

  • Sarah

    I really wanted to make it tonight, but I've been battling the flu this week. Hope everyone has a good time!

    November 13

  • Andrea

    Sorry to back out not feeling well

    November 13

  • Ben

    I really enjoyed the book...looking forward to tomorrow!

    1 · November 12

  • Chris

    I heard reading this book causes brain damage.

    October 1

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