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To having him back more more people are seen it happen to them and this week we're bringing you their stories.
Today the story of young Colton -- well.
He says he went to heaven at the age of four during a life saving surgery.
It was there that he met for the first time his great grandfather and sister he never knew existed.
He and his father Todd wrote the best selling book heaven is for real as well as a daily devotional.
Have been changes everything.
And they join us live on the New York studio.
Who weren't -- evidence you're at the you -- -- -- back when the book first came out and now you know it's been at the top the New York Times best seller list for.
Over a year.
How has your life changed since you told the world that you went to -- -- Well my schedule a husband a lot more crowd and -- bad.
And and the way it all got started was back in 2000 and to you guys weren't family vacation they misdiagnosed fewer illness they thought you had the flu.
It turns out your appendix -- for -- and you were on the operating table.
And that's when you say what happened.
Will during the first operation.
That's when I got my trip to have been.
And that's what the books about what heaven is like grant.
-- Heaven is for real it talks about what my parents were going through and how they figured out about my story.
But we have a kid's book that talks about.
It focuses mainly on my experience in -- picture let's talk a little bit about what you saw you saw -- Jesus didn't.
Yes I didn't what's -- like.
You know you have a best friend.
And you love to be around them Jesus is a lot like that because you want to be within and you don't want -- -- In addition to that that -- youth saw a great grandfather.
You never met before had died thirty years earlier than.
And in heaven is everybody.
At the hit it at what ages everybody -- -- younger -- old.
Well if you.
Leave earth as in all -- old woman and then you appear in have been at in your young body life.
Late twenties early thirties so -- be young and haven't.
But if kid -- if they died younger they were miscarriage and bomb they.
Actually do aging head until they get to that -- -- top one of the things that you know when he woke up and he started telling you the story I'm sure the first thing you thought was well it was some sort of a dreamer fantasy.
But there was one part where he talked about.
A sister he had never met you never told them about.
Yet you know he was only three years old ten months -- -- first surgery she never talked to kids that young about babies dying in their mommy -- I remember when he came in -- front room set I had two sisters and we didn't know what do you -- -- -- civil mommy had a baby -- -- Tommy did you kind -- And when he talks about her -- -- -- Kenny described her and and tell us what she looks like but he she knows us and she sees us and and she couldn't wait for him to get to heaven and she was at the gates meeting him when he got there why do you think -- you've got to go to heaven and then come back.
-- I don't know why god chose me and I'm still trying to figure out why he chose our family but.
Now that we've been doing all this.
I'm still -- -- watch.
Sure and -- when you you travel across the country told the story and what's the what's the one thing that people take away from I mean is very uplifting it's Syria affirming to know there is a heaven if you've you've seen it.
With your own.
-- such incidents.
Well I think you people need hope and in the hopes that god can really fix things in the end I think everyone -- some terrible things down here terrible questions.
Terrible loss in the know that.
Not only God's word is true but here's a little child for your -- can sit there and say I saw this I think most people realize a child.
As a witness is probably your most honest and -- reliable.
And the big development is its own movie.
It's going to be -- -- they started shooting just this Tuesday of this week and hopefully by Easter of this next year there.
Sony's gonna produce a movie based on him -- for -- -- fantastic and they they did a nationwide search and found somebody who looked a lot like he didn't.
Well they had to do and they went across the US but they also went into -- Well they're very good.
Well would look for the movie and it's coming out when.
Eastern next year 2014 fantastic -- Todd and col -- Pope author of heaven it's for real we thank you very much -- Travis.
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