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
Todd Burpo is the pastor of Crossroads Wesleyan Church in Imperial, Nebraska where his sermons are broadcast locally every Sunday via the local radio station. He volunteers at Chase County Public Schools as wrestling coach for Junior high school students, as well as serving as a member of the school board. In emergencies Todd can be found working shoulder-to-shoulder with the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department as a fire fighter. He is also the chaplain for the Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighter's Association. To support his family, Todd also operates a company called Overhead Door Specialists. Todd graduated from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in 1991 summa cum laude with a BA in Theology. He was ordained in 1994.