When little Colton Burpo’s was in the hospital having an emergency appendectomy, his soul was in heaven with Jesus. His parents didn’t discover this until a while later when they passed by the hospital and Colton said, “That’s where the angels sang to me.”
Many people believe in an afterlife of some kind. But Colton’s experience gives us a glimpse of more than just hanging out on white clouds. According to Colton, no one will be old in Heaven, there are people and animals everywhere, there are angels, and there is God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.
The story in the book itself bounces around a lot, and I found myself skimming to find the parts where Colton talks about Jesus. But it’s well worth the read. This is a short book. And you can’t help but be fascinated by the things Colton said after his experience. I read the book out loud to my kids, and they loved hearing about all the colors, Jesus’ rainbow horse, and the size of Pop’s wings. This is a book everyone should read if for no other reason than to discover for yourself what Colton saw.