Inside this Bible study aid:
-- A World Plagued With Human Suffering
-- A Front-Row Seat for Suffering
-- Why a Loving God Allows Suffering
-- Can We Explain All Suffering?
-- Satan's Role in Suffering
-- How Good Can Come From Suffering
-- How Events Molded the Character of One Future President
-- "It Is Appointed for Men to Die Once"
-- When Will Suffering Cease?
-- Walking Through the Valleys of Life
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Inside this booklet:
- God Does Care for You
- Hearing God's Will
- Why Suffering? Where Does It Come From?
- Jesus Christ Is the Way Through Your Suffering
“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.”
Heaven Is for Real will forever change the way you think of eternity, offering the chance to see, and believe, like a child.
Continue the Burpos story in Heaven Changes Everything: The Rest of Our Story. Heaven Is for Real also is available in Spanish, El cielo es real.
Inside this booklet:
- The truth about the Rich Man and Lazarus
- No one has ascended to Heaven
- Was the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus a Real Story?
- The state of the dead
- The rich man in mental torment
- The wicked will be completely burned up
- Live a life of righteousness now