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Salvete amicis in Christo,

I came across this video while browsing NewAdvent.org. It is very interesting and I'd thought I would share it. If it has turned out to be a hoax, don't rip on me. lol

Pax,
  Hammer

http://www.creativeminorityreport.com/20...rried.html
I'm not so sure.  Although I don't question the innocence of the child and that this might have happened, the fact that the father is a pastor and that the book was written by him makes me question the accuracy of this story.  It sounds like a publicity stunt to me.

Heaven is for Real
A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
Trade Paper
By Todd Burpo, Sonja Burpo, Colton Burpo and Lynn Vincent

A young boy emerges from life-saving surgery with remarkable stories of his visit to heaven.

Heaven Is for Real is the true story of the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastorwho during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn't know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear.

Colton said he met his miscarried sister, whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born, then shared impossible-to-know details about each. He describes the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how "reaaally big" God and his chair are, and how the Holy Spirit "shoots down power" from heaven to help us.

Told by the father, but often in Colton's own words, the disarmingly simple message is heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and be ready, there is a coming last battle.

http://www.thomasnelson.com/consumer/pro...s_for_Real
I just couldn't buy it when I watched it.  Seemed contrived.
Yea it does seem a little contrived.
The descriptions of heaven seem very basic and simplistic, which one might expect for complex matters when they are interpreted by a child's brain.  For example my father still chuckles at when I was four and evidently described a bale of hay as a "loaf of grass."

In any event the only interesting part is his ability to describe things that he couldn't have known. That of course leads to the credibility of the witnesses, especially the parents.