Heaven Is For Real: Secrets Colton Burpo Didn’t Tell You in the Book or the Movie

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Now, Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples that are not written in this book. --John 20:30SAY WHAT?!  I've always found that single sentence in the Gospel of John, which was read this morning at Mass, to be one of the most compelling.  I mean, you're telling me there are other things that happened--other miracles, other healings, other resurrections, other multiplications of loaves and fishes--which the evangelist saw, but which he doesn't tell us about?Well, for go … [Read more...]

Little Boy Sees the Face of God, and Lives

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This week in theaters across America, people are hearing--many for the first time--the dramatic story of young Colton Burpo, the son of a Nebraska pastor, who nearly died and who visited heaven while on the operating table.Three-year-old Colton had suffered a burst appendix; but since his sister had the flu at the same time, his parents and doctor didn't realize how sick he was.  It was five days before the doctors diagnosed the problem and rushed him into surgery.  Sepsis had set in, and it … [Read more...]

“Heaven Is For Real” Movie Is Coming to Theatres at Easter

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Three-year-old Colton Burpo underwent emergency surgery in 2003, following a burst appendix.  On the operating table, Colton had a brush with death, and lay unconscious for 17 days; and doctors told his family that he was not expected to live.But Colton did survive—and several months later, he began to tell stories that shocked even his family about the time while he lay unconscious.   He described events about which he could never have known, and people whom he had never met.  He described a … [Read more...]


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