Heaven Changes Everything: Living Every Day with Eternity in Mind

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How does a visit to heaven change your life?

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.

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How does a visit to heaven change your life?

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.

How did Colton’s 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 I’ve 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 I’m 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!

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Nearly ninety percent of Americans believe in heaven, but pastor Todd Burpo and his wife Sonja Burpo have an added incentive for doing so: Their son Colton came back from a door of death experience with distinct memories of a short trip to heaven. The family's bestselling Heaven Is for Real recounted the experience, but also opened a nationwide dialogue about what eternity can and should mean for the living. In Heaven Changes Everything, the couple responds to that vital question with forty faith-based readings based on excerpts from their story. A holiday gift for those who want to be heaven-bound.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849948411
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/9/2012
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 199,974
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Todd Burpo

Todd Burpo is pastor of Crossroads Wesleyan and a volunteer fireman. He and his wife, Sonja, have four children: Colton is an active teenager; he has an older sister, Cassie; a younger brother, Colby; and a very special sister he met in heaven. Sonja Burpo is a busy mom and pastor's wife. A certified elementary teacher, Sonja is passionate about children's ministry and helping women work through the difficulty of miscarriage.

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Living Every Day with Eternity in Mind

Thomas Nelson

Copyright © 2012 Todd and Sonja Burpo
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-0-8499-5028-5

Chapter One

Heaven—We're Not There Yet

For my family, the July Fourth weekend of 2003 was a big deal.... My wife, Sonja, and I had planned to take the kids to visit Sonja's brother, Steve, and his family in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.... It would be our first chance to meet our nephew, Bennett, born two months earlier.... This trip would be the first time we'd left our hometown of Imperial, Nebraska, since a family trip to Greeley, Colorado, in March had turned into the worst nightmare of our lives.

To put it bluntly, the last time we had taken a family trip, one of our children almost died. Call us crazy, but we were a little apprehensive this time, almost to the point of not wanting to go. Now, as a pastor, I'm not a believer in superstition. Still, some weird, unsettled part of me felt that if we just hunkered down close to home, we'd be safe.

—Heaven Is for Real, xv–xvi


Maybe you're like me and wonder sometimes, as your feet hit the floor, Is this going to be a good day or a bad day? Wouldn't we all like to know the answer to that question? Then we could just stay in bed some mornings and avoid the calamity awaiting us.

Maybe, like me, you've gone through some kind of gut-wrenching experience or some heartbreaking loss that makes you apprehensive as you begin each day now. Enduring a life-altering trauma can make you want to play the turtle and go inside your shell.

After seventeen days of watching my toddler suffer, I'd managed only about five nights of sleep. My life had been so painful during that time and I had been wounded so deeply that it took almost four months after Colton's hospitalization before I could really function again. There was no doubt that my faith in God—and even more, my faith in myself—had been stretched to the limits. The last thing on my to-do list was to repeat anything like I'd just endured.

But you have to go on living. You have to get out of bed in the morning. The question is, how?

Jesus said in this world we're going to have trouble. (Do I hear a big "Amen!" out there?) He spent time here on earth and endured the worst trouble anyone could imagine. So he knows better than anyone that this isn't heaven. But he also knows there's a place where there's no suffering and no trouble, and he's inviting us to join him there.

Today, people are looking for peace in the midst of trouble. But peace is an elusive thing. Looking for peace in worldly sources, many people become addicted to drugs or sex or other harmful substances or behaviors. Then Jesus comes along and makes this incredible claim: If you trust me, I will give you peace. One way we gain that peace is by believing his promise that, no matter how bad things get here on earth, we're headed for a better place: heaven.

Where do you find peace? How about looking for it in the Creator of the universe? In the One who said, "Yeah, in this world, you're gonna have trouble. But you can relax. I've overcome all that stuff. I'll help you get through it. And then someday I'll take you back to my place, where life's hurts don't exist. I know things are bad now, but heaven's ahead. And you're gonna love it."

How would you live your life differently today if you knew, without a doubt, that no matter what happens, everything is going to be okay, even wonderful, in the end?

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

—John 16:33 NIV

Chapter Two

Missing the Miracles

I noticed we were passing through the traffic light where, if we turned left, we'd wind up at the Great Plains Regional Medical Center. That was where we'd spent fifteen nightmarish days in March, much of it on our knees, praying for God to spare Colton's life....

Sometimes laughter is the only way to process tough times, so as we passed the turnoff, I decided to rib Colton a little.

"Hey, Colton, if we turn here, we can go back to the hospital," I said. "Do you wanna go back to the hospital?"

—Heaven Is for Real, XVII


God is sovereign. The way he orchestrates the tiniest details in our lives to carry out his will for us is simply beyond our understanding. I believe God is involved in every part of our lives, in small decisions and in monumental matters.

Consider this one: late one night, on a long cross-country drive to visit relatives, I jokingly asked our four-year-old son if he wanted to go back to the hospital where he had almost died a few months earlier. His casual answer would change our lives forever. Talking about the hospital, Colton told Sonja and me, "That's where the angels sang to me."

Over the next few weeks and months, other details of Colton's miraculous visit to heaven gradually trickled out. But if I hadn't asked that question that night, who knows when—or if—we would ever have known about it.

God is constantly at work in our lives in ways that we might not even realize.

Consider this: God's Son's first recorded miracle occurred when he attended a big wedding party where the wine ran out. Jesus instructed the servants to fill the containers with water, and then he turned that water into wine. One thing a lot of people miss in that story is that the bridegroom and bride didn't know they had run out of wine. In fact, they never knew! So they never knew that Jesus had turned the water into wine. God did a miracle for this couple, and they didn't even know he'd done it.

It makes me wonder, how many miracles has God done for us and we didn't even know he was at work? How many times has God directed us to turn left or turn right at an intersection and that turn kept us from an accident or brought us to encounter someone at exactly the right time so we could help or encourage him or her at exactly the right moment? How many times has he prompted us to reach out to someone, to ask a question that made a difference, and we didn't recognize his hand at work in that moment?

We don't often have problems bringing the big stuff to God, but remember, there is nothing too small for God to be involved with in our lives—whether or not we realize it at the time.

When's the last time you noticed God at work in your life? If you need a little help, listen to George Strait's song "I Saw God Today."

The master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew.

—John 2:9 NIV

Chapter Three

Watching for God-cidents

Inside the Expedition, time froze. Sonja and I looked at each other, passing a silent message: did he just say what I think he said?

Sonja leaned over and whispered, "Has he talked to you about angels before?"

I shook my head no. "You?"

She shook her head.

—Heaven Is for Real, XVIII


Colton interrupted our days with glimpses of heaven shared in bits of conversation I call "shock and awe."

For example, he would make some casual comment, like telling Todd that Todd's grandpa, Pop, who died in 1975, "has really big wings."

Or like telling me, "Jesus shoots down power for Daddy when he's talking."

Or describing an incident that happened to Todd when he was thirteen that Todd had never shared with our kids.

Colton kept telling Todd and me things he could not have known except by firsthand experience or someone telling him. And absolutely we knew that no one on this planet had told him! Remember, he was just turning four years old. And each time he dropped one of these little shock-and-awe bombs on us, Todd and I would have the same conversation:

"How did he know that? Did you tell him?"

"No, did you?"


Then there would be a moment of silence as we gave each other the same perplexed look.

Colton told us personal things that had happened in our lives long before he was born. If there had been an autobiography of the Burpo family at that time, Colton would have described most of the turning points in it. If we didn't know or remember it ourselves, we would ask others, like Todd's mom, who would say, "Yes, we did do that," or, "Yes, that did happen."

And Colton told us things about heaven—like the fact that Jesus's chair in heaven "is right next to his Dad's." When Todd asked which side, Colton was clear to point out that Jesus sat on God's right side.

We confirmed everything that could be confirmed either in the Bible or from someone's personal memory. And we got to the point where we learned to listen to Colton more closely. We knew his experience was real and that something spectacular had happened. We knew what he'd said was accurate, so we were constantly tuned in, wondering what was coming next. If there was no earthly explanation for what Colton told us, we knew there had to be a heavenly one.

The one thing we didn't have to confirm was that God was involved. We knew that without question.

What about you? Has something happened in your life that could have no earthly explanation? Did a stranger say something to you in the checkout line that was just the right word of encouragement you needed at the end of a long, stressful day? Was it a "coincidence" that you ran into someone at the post office and, without thinking, you said just the words she needed to hear? Did you have a dream that gave you a new perspective on a difficult situation? Did your child say or do something amazing that took your breath away?

Other people might call these unexplainable events coincidences. But did you know the word coincidence is not found in the Bible? Instead I use my own word when I'm thinking about these experiences. If your mind is open to the fact that heaven is real and you can go there someday, you may want to adopt my word into your vocabulary too.

I call them God-cidents.

What gift has God sent your way recently that you dismissed as a coincidence?

When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him.

—Luke 24:30–31 NIV

Chapter Four

Solving the Puzzle

As I stood there and thought through a scriptural basis for experiencing heaven without dying, I realized that Colton, in telling me he had died "for a little bit," had only been trying to match up his pastor-dad's assertion with what he knew to be the facts of his own experience. Kind of like walking outside and finding that the street is wet, and concluding, well, okay, it must have rained.

—Heaven Is for Real, 80–81


The only time I work jigsaw puzzles is when I'm coerced, usually by one of my kids. Then the only way out of it is to just get the thing done, which for me means looking at the picture on the top of the box. Yes, I know there are ways to put it together without looking at the picture—you can pull out the edge pieces or sort out the colors. But I'm one of those guys who isn't big on following directions. I am good at looking at pictures. Just show me the picture, and let's get on with it.

In many ways, Bible verses about heaven are like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, but the problem is that the Bible doesn't have a picture of heaven on the cover. How do you put the pieces together without a picture? Reading some of those Scripture verses is like sitting down at the puzzle table and looking at a big pile of pieces with no clue how they go together. It's hard. Confusing. Frustrating.

And then along comes a kid, Colton, telling us he's been to heaven and here's what it's like. He describes his visit to heaven in the words of a young child, words that everyone can understand. Colton's story helps create the picture we need so we can see how the puzzle pieces about heaven fit together.

Stories help us understand lots of complicated things. Jesus used many stories about everyday things—farmers, fig trees, sheep, wolves and shepherds, fishermen—so that anyone listening could understand the truth behind those stories.

A lot of people have a hope of heaven, but they're kind of sketchy on the pieces of the puzzle and how they fit together. Some of the Bible's passages about heaven are hard to understand. For many people, Colton's visit to heaven, told in our simple story, provides that "aha!" moment when suddenly the picture comes together.

Once we can "see" heaven and understand that it's real, all sorts of good things happen to us in personal, everyday ways. Doubts are removed. Endurance is strengthened. Courage is emboldened. Grief is erased. It's like a little kid is saying earnestly to all of us, "Jesus is the truth, and he can be trusted."

And we believe him.

At least, that's how it has worked for me. And other people have let me know Colton's experience helped them the same way. One of them is my mom. She told me, "Ever since this happened, I think more about what it might really be like in heaven. I accepted the idea of heaven before, but now I visualize it. Before, I'd heard, but now I know that someday I'm going to see."

If you've pushed the Bible's puzzle pieces to the corner of your life because the puzzle just seems too hard to figure out, let Colton's story provide the picture you need to see how the pieces fit together.

For some earthly practice in putting together the Bible's words about heaven, Sonja suggests sitting down with your kids and working a jigsaw puzzle. (Todd says look at the picture first. You'll get finished faster.)

He taught by using stories, many stories.... He continued, "Do you see how this story works? All my stories work this way."

—Mark 4:2, 13 MSG

Chapter Five

Call Your Dad!

The sound of my leg breaking was so loud that I imagined the ball had zinged in from the outfield and smacked it. Fire exploded in my shin and ankle. I fell to my back, contracted into a fetal position, and pulled my knee up to my belly.

—Heaven Is for Real, 8


Life was good for the Burpos. Sonja and I had two healthy children, a comfortable home, and jobs we enjoyed. Sonja was a schoolteacher, and I pastored a small but growing church in a town we were happy to call home.

Then, in a coed softball tournament, I slid down the baseline while stealing third base and broke my leg—and also snapped the bones in my ankle in two different places.

While my pastoring work and Sonja's job with the school brought in some money, our primary source of income was the garage door company I owned. But it's pretty hard to climb ladders to install garage doors with a knee that won't bend while you're wearing a heavy cast the length of your leg. No surprise, our bank balance took a sudden and rapid nosedive.

While recovering from the broken leg and the plunging finances, I was hit with a severe attack of kidney stones. Right after that, I was diagnosed with the precursor to—get this—breast cancer. Hyperplasia was the word the doctor used.

Other pastors in our district started calling me "Pastor Job" after the Bible character who was struck with a series of increasingly severe setbacks. Like Job, I struggled to deal with life as one crisis after another struck my family.

Then, just as my own health problems were resolving, Colton suffered the ruptured appendix that almost killed him.

What we learned during those challenges was that we learn more during challenges than while life is good!

One thing I noticed was that, in the middle of all those problems, I was never too busy to pray. Isn't it amazing that in the midst of our problems we seem to have plenty of time to pray, but when things are going smoothly we are often "too busy"?

Here I was a pastor, someone who had prayer ingrained into every part of my life, yet it was my problems that caused my prayer time to increase and become more fervent. I'd often noticed how people never took the time to pray until they had a problem—and now I was noticing that my problems were having that same effect on my life too.

As a pastor, I pray a lot. But during that time I realized that I could pray a lot more—because I did.

The only time God even shows up on some people's radar is when they're in the midst of a crisis. It's like the situation some parents of college kids have with their children: they don't hear from the kids except when they need money. Aren't we the perfect example of that ourselves with our heavenly Father? He only hears from us when we need help.

If we take time to think about it, we realize that not only do we grow as people when we go through hard times but our understanding of God grows at the same time. Many people wander away during the good times and stray from God. But when hard times hit, they come running back to him. How much better it is if we stay close to God through the bad times and the good.

I remember a young man, I'll call him John, who came to me a few years ago, very upset because of what his family was going through. One family member had been found guilty of abusing his wife, another had been arrested for stealing, and another arrested for doing drugs. This man asked angrily, "Why does God let this happen to my family?"

He must have caught me in bad mood, because I wasn't having any of it that day. I said, "John, how can you lie like that?"


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Table of Contents


Introduction: We Interrupt This Program ....................xi
1. Heaven—We're Not There Yet....................1
2. Missing the Miracles....................5
3. Watching for God-cidents....................9
4. Solving the Puzzle....................13
5. Call Your Dad!....................17
6. Acquiring a Heavenly Perspective....................23
7. Forgiveness Is for Real....................29
8. Thanks for Being Imperfect....................35
9. A Mixture of Faith and Doubt....................39
10. Which Way You Gonna Run?....................43
11. Be Specific!....................47
12. The Blessing of Friends....................51
13. Give Anyway....................57
14. A Journey through Humility....................61
15. No Secrets....................65
16. Find Your Own Faith....................69
17. Lead-Footed Preacher's Wife....................75
18. Prayers for the Hopeless....................83
19. Life as a Sermon....................87
20. It's the People....................93
21. At Home in Heaven....................97
22. Heaven—You're Gonna Like It....................101
23. Heavenly Comforters....................105
24. Imagine Being Held by Jesus....................109
25. Connecting through Loss....................113
26. Waiting at Heaven's Gates....................121
27. Unforgivable? No!....................125
28. "But I Had an Abortion ..."....................129
29. Urgent!....................135
30. Is Your Light On?....................141
31. The Coach's Challenge....................147
32. Contagious Faith....................153
33. A Child's Prayers....................157
34. A Perfectly Normal Pastor's Family Is Imperfect....................161
35. "Dad, Jesus Told Me to Tell You"....................167
36. Really Loving the Children....................173
37. Seeing the Face of Jesus....................179
38. A Family Affair....................185
39. Asking for and Giving Help....................191
40. The Battle to Come....................197
41. Yes, No, and Not Yet....................203
42. Being Ourselves in Heaven....................209
The Last Word: Heaven Changes Everything....................215
Colton's Prayer For You....................221
About the Authors....................223
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  • Posted November 2, 2012

    Heaven Changes Everything

    Good read, but not as good as their first book.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2013

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    A nice follow-up to Heaven is for Real. I read Heaven is for Rea

    A nice follow-up to Heaven is for Real. I 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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 19, 2013

    A must get as a follow up book !

    As a follow up book to Heaven is for Real I could not have asked for a better book. Todd and Sonja both did a great job on going back an explaining how they felt when everything was going on. I can say that I feel like a better person for reading each book and hope that there will be more to read by one of them in the future, hopefully inspirational! You will not regret getting this book or Heaven is for Real.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 20, 2012

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    My heart truly believes!

    This book just shows me even more that everyone can have the promise that Jesus made for us! I look forward to seeing Jesus in Heaven and spending eternity with God! What a beautiful book! What a true heart opener...anyone reading this book can change their life for Jesus!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    Just okay..

    I like their first book WAY better, I had a hard time with this one keeping my interest. It did have some good parts but I found it somewhat boring too because of how often they talked about their first book....I did't need to read that again I already read that book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013


    Is this book as good as their first book, "Heaven is for Real"? I loved that book and I am looking for another book like it, because it was soooooo good.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013


    I don't read much, but after reading Todd Burpo's book "Heaven is for Real", I couldn't stop reading this one.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 10, 2012

    I was swept up in the national news frenzy just like most other

    I was swept up in the national news frenzy just like most other people, the one called 'Heaven Is For Real'. I read that book, and loved it, so when Booksneeze offered this one to me I jumped at the chance to review it, and i'm glad I did!
    Todd Burpo is an excellent writer, and this book and Heaven is For Real helps give you faith that there is a god out there.
    I highly recommend this to everyone, and really think it's a great read, especially for all Christians - I just got this book a couple of hours ago, and already i'm posting my review, so that's proof that it's a great addicting read!
    I received this book from Thomas Nelson for review.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 7, 2012

    I really really liked Heaven is for real. It made me stop and th

    I really really liked Heaven is for real. It made me stop and think about what heaven would actually be like. I have always believed in something existing after this life, and a divine being that organized this, but never could picture it. Not only did I enjoy the book, I made my husband and mom read it as well. It provided many great dinner conversations.
    I was thrilled to read a follow up to the story I loved so much. It was an interesting follow up to how the family reacted to the publicity of their previous book. Challenges faced with meeting parents of children who did not survive their illnesses, and wondering why. I don't think this book met my expectations in that it didn't provide a lot of new information and stories, but more so a reaction to them. I think I would have appreciated this book more if I read it RIGHT after the first one. I think it just didn't make me stop and think like I was hoping that it would.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 20, 2012


    This was good, but did not have near the impact as the first "Heaven is for Real".

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Boy scout pack 152 isaac brown saw a golden cloud

    I saw a golden clud on my left im like/is the sun right behind it/ but i was wrong the sun was on my right and i said"is that heaven?"the camp i was at was camp mitiwa i think thats how you spell wel whi cares but im ten now

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    ? ?

    Is this book like the first one. I need another great book to read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2014

    Good book!

    I see God to be more of a comforter than I had before by what I read in this book :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2014


    It is a good follow up book to Heaven is for Real. It is good to hear the perspective of the parents as they reflect on what Colton was telling them. At times it can be a slow read but in the end it well be worth it.

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    Posted April 23, 2014



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  • Posted April 11, 2014

    Enlightening book!

    I was truly enthralled by this book. After having read "Heaven is for Real" this was the logical subsequent book and it did not disappoint. It is great Lenten reading!

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    Posted October 14, 2012



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