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Colton Burpo, then almost 4 years old, "dies" during an emergency appendectomy, travels to heaven and reports back how "really, really big God is." Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back, the Rev. Todd Burpo's 2010 tale of his son's round-trip to the Pearly Gates, has sold more than 7.5 million copies after 22 printings. RNS photo courtesy Amazon.com.