The incredible near death experience of 4 year old Colton Burpo has been made into a movie
Heaven is for Real….the New York Times bestseller featuring the incredible near death experience and spiritual revelations reported by a 4 year old boy who was brought back from a very close brush with death and proceeded to amaze, inspire a community (and eventually a worldwide) audience with the wisdom he gleaned from “the other side”.
Was the experience true…..or just the wild imagination of a young child you had an incredibly scary brush with death?
Of course most of our readers who are familiar with NDE’s and the millions of people who share the incredibly similar spiritual transformation that they bring on will say they are 100% real, but these stories, especially when they reach the mainstream and are subject to lots of conversation from ALL sides of the spiritual or skeptical fence are a good thing for all.
The movie is slated for an April 2014 release – read more about it at the link below.
The film stars Oscar nominee Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo, a small-town businessman, volunteer firefighter and pastor struggling to make ends meet in a tough year for his family. Newcomer Connor Corum plays the oracular Colton, and Kelly Reilly as the wife and mother, Sonja.
In 2010, a book by an unknown author, which reached curious readers entirely by word-of-mouth, unexpectedly hit the vaunted top position of the New York Times bestseller list. This was Burpo and Vincent’s Christian book, “Heaven Is For Real,” which would go on to sell millions of copies with over 10 million in print worldwide. It has been translated into 35 languages.
The soaring journey of the book began with a parent’s worst nightmare: A sick little boy whom doctors said was unlikely to survive. But just when the doctors had given up hope, Colton, by divine miracle, came through his sickness. After he recovered, he began to tell an incredible story about his journey to heaven, and how he had been shown a realm of indescribable beauty and supreme peace, even meeting deceased relatives he had never known personally.