11.27.2012

Heaven Changes Everything: Living Every Day with Eternity in Mind by Todd Burpo and Sonja Burpo

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 unforgettabel 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 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, you'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.
This sbook is a follow up to Heaven is for Real, a story of a little boys trip to Heaven and back. Heaven changes everything opens each chapter with an exerpt from Heaven is for Real and then goes on to tell of the evens that has happened since then. This is more of a devotional with 42 entries, although I have read some people chose to read it as a novel from cover to cover. Since I was a fan of the first book, I was very much looking forward to reading this one and finding out more about how the Burpos felt with everything that was going on. How to deal with a 4 year olds experience, and how to interpret what had happened, I was not disappointed. This is a great read and touches on many topics. After the first book, I told my Mother in law about it and she bought 10 copies to distribute to friends. I bought this one for her for Christmas, cant wait to see her buying these up as well!
"Book has been provided courtesy of Thomas Nelson and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Thomas Nelson".

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