Runaway Bestseller, Heaven Is For Real, Available for Children This Fall

"heaven is for real, and you are going to like it!"

May 09, 2011, 17:58 ET from Thomas Nelson

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Selling over 2 million copies and sitting at #1 for 17 consecutive weeks on the New York Times Non-fiction Best Seller List, Heaven Is For Real has touched countless people's hearts and lives; offering encouragement and hope. Now, children can receive the same comfort and assurance in the beautifully illustrated children's version, Heaven Is For Real For Kids (ISBN: 9780849946158, $14.99), releasing from Thomas Nelson November 9, 2011.

In Heaven Is For Real For Kids; children will learn what heaven is like, as told through the eyes of young Colton Burpo.  When he was only 3 years old, Colton was in a life-threatening surgery, and during that experience he visited heaven.  

"Heaven Is For Real for Kids is unique in that the story is told from a child to a child," says Laura Minchew, Thomas Nelson children's book publisher.  "Colton's unique perspective into what questions, fears and interests children have make this book one kids will truly relate to.  Most importantly, Colton helps children truly understand that 'Jesus really, really loves them.'"  

The beautifully illustrated book (art by Wilson Ong) includes a Q&A for children and a prayer page, so that parents can teach and comfort children with the knowledge that heaven is a real and wonderful place.

Todd Burpo is pastor of Crossroads Wesleyan Church and a volunteer fireman. His wife Sonja is children's minister, busy pastor's wife, and mom. Colton, an active eleven year old, has an older sister, Cassie and a younger brother, Colby. The family lives in Imperial, Nebraska.

Thomas Nelson is a leading provider of Bibles, products, and live events emphasizing Christian, inspirational and family value themes.  For more information, visit our website  

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