Genesis 5020

My Story for His Glory

Heaven is for Real, Movie Edition by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent April 16, 2014

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 4:28 pm
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Book Description

“Do you remember the hospital, Colton?” Sonja said.“Yes, mommy, I remember,” he said. “That’s where the angels sang to me.”

When four-year-old Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren’t expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the following months—a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy’s trip to heaven and back.

This true story, retold by his father but using Colton’s uniquely simple words, offers a glimpse of the world that awaits us, where as Colton says, “Nobody is old and nobody wears glasses.”

Heaven is for Real will forever change the way you think of eternity, offering the chance to see, and believe like a child.

Bonus material in this special movie edition includes:

  • Photos from the movie set
  • Updates from father, Todd, and son, Colton, on recent events including the making-of-the-movie experience
  • “From the Set” Q&A’s with the movie’s filmmakers and actors

My thoughts:

Today Heaven is for Real comes to theaters. I have seen the previews and want to cry everytime I see it. I just know I will be crying through the movie.

This book has been on my wish list for a long time and when the chance came to review the movie edition I jumped on it.

For the most part it is the same as the first edition but there are pictures added of the family and of the movie actors. It’s pretty cool to see Colton as a little boy and some pictures of his family right before everything happened.

There are also interviews you can read at the end of the book, very interesting.

Basically, if you haven’t read this book yet I am asking what are you waiting for?

This book will remind you that Jesus is closer than you think. That even when you feel like God isn’t listening He always is and is moving on our behave. I loved when Todd realized that as he was yelling at God, Colton was with Jesus and Jesus saw Todd.

This book will give you a lot to think about and rejoice in. Our God is so good.

Visit the official Heaven is for Real website here.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble,, Deeper Shopping or Books-A-Million.

A copy of this book was given to me by the BookLook Bloggers program in exchange for an honest review.


One Response to “Heaven is for Real, Movie Edition by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent”

  1. I loved this post, I really want to see the movie when it comes out to Canada. 🙂

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