In March, 2003, Todd and Sonja Burpo were on the verge of their worst nightmare – losing a child. Their 4-year-old son Colton’s appendix had unknowingly burst days before, and he was now fighting a life-threatening infection. To save Colton, surgery was the only option. But, what would happen during that surgery was more than healing through modern medicine.
On June 28, 2013, Keystone Promotions will be hosting the Burpo Family at Taylor Center - Bresnan Arena at Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minn., at 7:30 p.m. This event will feature testimony from the Burpo family, along with vibrant worship led by touring partners Read You and Me (readyouandme.com).
Heaven is for Real has sold more than eight million copies since its release in November 2010 and has been on the New York times List for more than two years.
Heaven is for Real is the true story of the Burpo family and Colton, who during his life-threatening illness and sudden surgery, slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He narrowly survives. Several months later while passing by the same hospital that saved hime, Colton begins talking about his experiences during surgery and making a trip to heaven.
The family didn’t know what to believe, but soon the evidence was clear.
Written in the first-person narrative of colton’s Father, Todd, and by New York Times best-selling author Lynn Vincent, Heaven is for Real Walks readers through the revelation of Colton’s Trip, his parent’s initial uncertainties, and the lessons learned by such a small child.