Heaven Is For Real
Author: Todd Burpo / presentation by: Kaitlin Starnes
Rated TJ for Tear Jerker
EXPOSITION: Colton Burpo was a four year old boy who's family was planning a vacation to Greeley, Colorado. The Burpo family from Imperial Nebraska was looking forward to this wonderful family trip as a celebration for making it through all of the tough times. Unfortunately, Colton had to go through surgery in a man vs. God situation where he went to heaven his appendectomy procedure, but nobody ( including his parents ) believed him about going to heaven at first.
RISING ACTION: While Colton was in heaven during his surgery, his parents were praying and yelling at God in completely separate rooms, but Colton saw what they were doing during his trip to heaven. When Colton was healing in the hospital his parents visited him and Colton explained what heaven was like and what his parents were doing, his parents were shocked but they still thought that he had a dream or someone told him about what happened.
CLIMAX: As Colton's parents asked more questions and Colton answered them right away and in more detail, his parents questioned themselves and decided it was time to believe that his son's trip to heaven and back was real.
FALLING ACTION/RESOLUTION: Colton's story encourages his whole family and many others around the world, and encouraged people to believe in God, Jesus, heaven...etc. People say that you only have one life, but that won't matter if you make your life worth while.
A plot diagram includes Exposition ( beginning of the story where the characters, setting, and plot are introduced) , Rising Action ( the exciting part of the story that is leading up to the climax), Climax ( most exciting part of the story that solves the problem) , Falling Action/ Resolution ( explains how the story ends and tells the moral or the theme of the story if it has one) .
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"Heaven Is For Real" the Book and Movie
Whether you are reading the book or watching the movie, both of them still tell the story of Colton, a four year old boy who struggles for his life while visiting an enchanting world called Heaven.