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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2012
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How does a visit to heaven change your life?
Todd and Sonja Burpos 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.
How did Coltons visit to heaven change things for them individually and as a family? And what does any of this mean for you and your life?
Todd, and for the first time ever Sonja and Colton, from their perspectives, share what has happened since the release of their New York Times bestseller, Heaven Is for Real. Through their own experiences, and after hearing from thousands of the more than eight million readers who have shared how the story has affected them, they show you how believing heaven is for real will help you survive hardships here on earth, including the death of a loved one or the loss of a child through tragedy, miscarriage, or even abortion.
Todd, Sonja, and Colton answer questions such as:
· Is it really okay to struggle with and question God? Really?
· What hope is there for me if Ive lost a child or a loved one to death? Will I ever see them again?
· What does heaven feel like?
· Can I know for sure that Im going to heaven?
· Does God really hear me when I pray?
They also explain how their story can help you keep thoughts of eternity in mind in the midst of your own overly busy, stressed-out lives.
Heaven truly is for real, and believing it changes everything!
nomer15Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Devotional or Stand-Alone--Either WorksJanuary 11, 2014nomer15Gender: female"Heaven Changes Everything: Living Every Day with Eternity in Mind" by Todd and Sonja Burpo is a devotional based on their best-selling book, "Heaven is For Real". This book features 42 entries, beginning with an excerpt from "Heaven is For Real", followed by a brief devotional thought written by one or both of the Burpos, and concludes with a reflective question and Scripture verse. Each reading is designed to help the reader turn their thoughts toward heaven. Some of the topics covered include miscarriage, children's ministry, and forgiveness.
Overall, this is a nice companion book. I appreciated the format of the book, as well as reading reflections from both authors. I never gave much more than a passing thought to heaven until my own miscarriage. Their original book brought so much comfort to us in a great time of need and helped turn our thoughts toward heaven. In a world that tends to be pretty self-absorbed (even in Christian circles!), a book that encourages the reader to begin to turn our thoughts toward eternity is a great tool.
This book works well as a devotional and is perfect for someone looking for an easy daily read. Because it draws heavily on the first book, you don't have to have read the first book to enjoy and appreciate this one. It's such a great reminder to not forget that this world isn't all there is and that, as believers, we have far greater things to look forward to. As C.S. Lewis wrote: "there are far, far greater things ahead than any we leave behind."
(I've received this complimentary book from Thomas Nelson Publishing House through the Book Sneeze program in exchange for a review. A positive review was not required and the views expressed in my review are strictly my own.)
VickiFate, Rockwall county, TexasAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Beautiful HeavenJanuary 7, 2014VickiFate, Rockwall county, TexasAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I've thankful to Todd Burpo announced about the HEVEN IS FOR REAL and HEAVEN CHANGES EVERYTHING. I'm glad to know some. All I know, we are not allow to know what's God's secret for all of us. I just leave it alone until I go up there and ... real happy to see Jesus. Big thank you to Todd and the Christian books store for letting everyone knows. God bless you all. Vicki
AddLibrarianAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5A nice follow-up to Heaven is for RealMay 24, 2013AddLibrarianAge: 25-34Gender: femaleI read Heaven is for Real about six months before my father died, which gave it extra meaning for me later on. What I took away from this sequel was the reminder of the peace that can fill our everyday lives when we live them in anticipation of the joyful reunion that is to come.
1kyteacherAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Heaven REALLY DOES change everythingJanuary 1, 20131kyteacherAge: 35-44Gender: femaleI have read Heaven is for Real and Heaven is for Real for Kids. Now I have completed the third book by Todd and Sonja Burpo called Heaven Changes Everything: Living Everyday with Eternity in Mind.
In their third book, the Burpo's apply what they have learned from their son Colton's experience in heaven. Each chapter takes a look at part of Colton's original story and then shows how the family has changed because of it. Hence the name of the book! The chapters begin with a quote from Heaven is for Real and then a narration of the effect of Colton's visit to heaven. At the end of each chapter, the reader is presented with a question or statement to consider and then scripture that goes along with the chapter's purpose.
This book was a quick and easy read. I enjoyed it, but not as much as the original story. I did appreciate the honesty of the authors and the revelation of how their son's trip to heaven changed them and how it can change us too.
Christianfictionaddiction4 Stars Out Of 5Wonderfully encouraging!November 23, 2012ChristianfictionaddictionQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4If you enjoyed the amazing book "Heaven is for Real", then you are going to love its wonderful companion, "Heaven Changes Everything". The book is written in short inspirational chapters, which is great to either consume one day at a time, or to read all at once. I myself have enjoyed using the book as a devotional, taking my time to savor an entry, the accompanying verse, and the challenge arising out of that chapter. I love the childlike faith that permeates this book as little snippets are shared, primarily about Colton's visit to heaven and the wisdom that he gave arising from that experience. It may not be necessary for someone to have first read "Heaven is for Real" in order for them to enjoy this devotional reader, but it will be a much more rich reading experience if they have the full background of Colton's story and what he encountered. This devotional reader is greatly encouraging, and turns our attention to the hope that lies in heaven, the hope that there is so much more to come, and that heaven will be a place where truth is revealed, we reunite with loved ones, and where there will be no more death or tears or crying. Out of all the chapters, I was most challenged by the one entitled "A Battle to Come", a chapter that reminds us that Jesus ultimately wins the overall war, but we remain in a daily battle to stand up for our faith and fight the good fight to spread the love of Jesus.
Heaven Changes Everything would make a perfect gift for a loved one in your life, and you may just want to pick up a copy for yourself as well! People who are struggling with some difficult circumstances will find a lot of hope in the readings that remind us that our experiences now are temporary, and the hope of heaven is real indeed. 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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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