Saturday, December 15, 2012

Heaven Changes Everything

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 9, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 084994841X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849948411

::My Thoughts::

Heaven Changes Everything is the perfect devotional to follow the book Heave Is For Real.
In the novel Todd and Sonia Burpo's 4 year old son Colton had a near death experience and actually took a trip to Heaven. He was able to report things that there was no way for him to know, and he described it all in perfect detail. In Heaven Changes Everything it builds on Colton's experiences.
Each chapter has an excerpt from Heaven is for Real which is then discussed in greater detail and discussing events that have since happened since the publication of Heaven is for Real.
Each chapter holds a thought to reflect on, and a bible verse relating to the chapter/excerpt.

If your a fan of Heaven is for Real then this is the perfect book to compliment that, and makes a wonderful devotional.
This book not only discusses the Burpo family but would be a great help for those going through grieving or simply those that want to live every day as if it is their last. This book as well as Heaven is for Real are each the type of books that make you stop and think, count your blessings, and realize what is truly important in life.
This devotional holds 42 inspirational uplifting readings based on excerpts from the novel we all fell in love with upon reading it. Todd and Sonja both have input in this devotional and get to explain their own personal perspectives on the events that unfolded when their son had his out of body experiences in heaven. This devotional coupled with Heaven is for Real offers trust, faith, hope, and proof of God's existence at all times even through our worst struggles. This is a perfect reminder that God is always with us and our loved ones, and just because we can't see Him doesn't mean He isn't real.

::Taken from the back of the book::

How would you live your life differently today if you knew that no matter what happened, everything would be okay, even wonderful, in the end?

Todd and Sonja Burpo's almost-four-year-old son Colton made an unforgettable trip to heaven and back during the darkest, most-stressed-out days of their lives. Times were tough, money was scarce, and the bills, frustrations, and fears were piled high.

The story of Colton's visit to heaven changed their lives--and the book they wrote about it, Heaven Is for Real, gave new hope to millions of readers.

Now, in more than forty unique inspirational readings based on excerpts from their story, Todd, and for the first time ever Sonja, from her perspective as a mom, share what happened next--in their lives and in millions of others. Through their own experiences, and based on the stories hundreds of readers have shared, they show you how believing heaven is for real helps us survive hardships here on earth, including the death of a loved one or the loss of a child through tragedy, miscarriage, and even abortion.

The daily readings provide a powerful reminder that, beyond the hardships we may face in this life, God's incredible gift of heaven awaits us. Imagine being completely fearless on earth because you know that after this life you're going to heaven, and you know, really know, your're going to love it there. That's the promise heaven holds for us.

"Heaven is God's last word--and believing it's real changes everything."

Disclaimer: I received this book for free through Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest unbiased review. All opinions expressed are solely my own.

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