Changing Channels

Changing Channels

Colton Burpo: One Inspiring, ‘Heavenly’ Kid

I am more than a day late and probably a dollar short on this post, but I still have to write about one SUPER inspiring kid: Colton Burpo.

Colton Burpo

The kid author of Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Trip to Heaven and Back is such an impressive little man it’s unreal.

Colton visited Today Weekend with his parents last weekend … I know, I know … I am really behind on this one but I STILL can’t help but give the youngster his props.


Colton claims he died for a brief time after a medical emergency when he was 4, and actually got to see friends and family who had departed long before him. It is a story that’s hard NOT to believe because of the descriptions he gives of people he never met before.

He also tried to describe seeing colors he’s never seen before because they are not on this earth. He came across as lucid, decent and respectful despite his special “journey”.

What’s more impressive is how willing and able this now 12-year-old is to stand up for Christ. He makes no excuses and is firmly in command of himself and what he’s saying.


“I remember being with Jesus and having a great time with him up in heaven,” he told an NBC interviewer. “With adults (my story) is healing some of their hurts.”

What a GREAT kid, who is not afraid to tell his story including in a new book, co-written by his dad, Todd: Heaven is for Real for kids.

Great story, great kid … GREAT God!

Happy New Year everyone and thanks for reading Changing Channels in 2011!

Comments read comments(5)
post a comment

posted January 12, 2012 at 10:43 pm

SO OBVIOUS our Father is HERE, doing HIS work, among us. God help those who cannot open their hearts and minds to SEE HIM work. We are so blessed to be witnessinjg HIS miracles only to confirm our faith in Him.

report abuse

Kathy Barnes

posted January 11, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Children, for example have such a sweet Spirit about them. At that age why would any child lie? His dad is a Pastor,the Family all go to Church. Jesus, said Let the little
children come unto Me.Along with every thing eelse in the Bible,God’s just trying to wake people up, to be ready for when he come’s again. And He is useing Honest little boy’s and girl’s. and earthquakes in divers places,Tornadoes, hurricans,You turn on the TTV, all you hear is bad stuff, Turn on the RRadio it’s the same. God, is the same,yesterday, today, and tomorrow. He never changes.That’s why God sent His Son Jesus Christ,To tell us He Loves us!! But why
do we not receive Him and turn Him down? Because, This earth is doomed, and all in
vain If it’s not all about God, It’s all going to pass away, And there is going to be a New Heaven and a New Earth. And little
Colton,saw the fight. But, he said don’t worry daddy,
we are going to Win, is that not all that matters, The Children of God are going to
Win!!!!!!!!! Praise
god. Every bit of my Trust is in You, Lord, God , Almighity!!!!!!!!!!

christ, to try and tell us He Love’s US!!!

report abuse

Your Name

posted January 11, 2012 at 1:03 pm

I believe heaven is real. It’s this undescribable feeling that I get sometimes. When you read the bible, when I sing church hymns, and when I look at all Gods creation.


report abuse

Sheron Dallas

posted January 11, 2012 at 8:47 am

I heard the story and it was amazing and awesome. I love to see young children going forth in Jesus Name.

report abuse

sandra cabral

posted January 11, 2012 at 5:48 am

Thank you coltin ,now I can feel that my son is at peace up above
Franks mom

report abuse

Post a Comment

By submitting these comments, I agree to the terms of service, rules of conduct and privacy policy (the "agreements"). I understand and agree that any content I post is licensed to and may be used by in accordance with the agreements.

Previous Posts

Another blog to enjoy!!!
Thank you for visiting Changing Channels. This blog is no longer being updated. Please enjoy the archives. Here is another blog you may also enjoy: Idol Chatter ...

posted 9:45:41am Dec. 20, 2012 | read full post »

This TV Critic Hopes Twitter Is Here To Stay!
A recent newspaper article that indicated Twitter is some kind of fad that could come and go in the next few years seems kind of sad to me. The great ...

posted 5:04:10pm Dec. 12, 2012 | read full post »

Missing Sammy Davis Jr., Twinkies
I just noticed that the late, great Sammy Davis Jr's birthday, Dec. 8, came and went over the weekend. I miss the talented man, who broke down racial barriers through high great singing, dancing and even acting skills. Yes, even the ...

posted 8:22:23am Dec. 12, 2012 | read full post »

Daymond John Is One Cool 'Shark'
Inspiring people who are role-models are often difficult to come by when it comes to today’s television shows. Programs are often so full of rude, crude ...

posted 1:39:27pm Dec. 10, 2012 | read full post »

On Thin Ice: Are NHL Owners Bargaining In Good Faith With Players?
I'm a strange 'cat', I'll admit it. Just ab0ut completely broke all the time, yet I am as conservative as the day is long. And I always will be. In a similar way, I have always been among the working middle class, or poor, lol, but tend ...

posted 6:23:34pm Dec. 07, 2012 | read full post »


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.