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Heaven is for Real for Little Ones

Heaven is for Real for Little Ones

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by Todd Burpo, Sonja Burpo
     
 

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

Colton Burpo came back from his trip to heaven with a very important message: Jesus really, really loves children. In an effort to reach even more families with this eternally significant story, Heaven Is For Real is now simplified and told in a board book format for little ones. Young children

Overview

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

Colton Burpo came back from his trip to heaven with a very important message: Jesus really, really loves children. In an effort to reach even more families with this eternally significant story, Heaven Is For Real is now simplified and told in a board book format for little ones. Young children will receive the same comfort and assurance that so many older kids have received from the picture book.

Beautifully illustrated under Colton's direction, Heaven Is for Real for Little Ones can help parents introduce the concept of heaven to toddlers and preschoolers. It’s never too early to let children know that Jesus really loves them and has a special place for them in heaven!

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Kirkus Reviews
A young boy offers a cheery vision of heaven with an evangelical aim. Three-year-old Colton Burpo came out of an emergency appendectomy with quite a tale to tell, reporting to his parents that he had been to heaven and describing all the wonders he saw there. Colton's father, a pastor, co-authored a popular nonfiction book for adults about Colton's experience, which has spawned a franchise of books, DVDs and other merchandise. This board-book version of Colton's story represents heaven as a beautiful place with rainbows, bright lights and golden streets, where "everyone who knows and loves Jesus gets to go." In heaven, no one gets scared or sick, and children are told that Jesus will take them there one day if they believe in him. Colton's voice comes through clearly, reminding readers that they are getting a child's perspective. For example, when describing the wounds on Jesus' hands, he says: "Jesus has markers on His hands. A long time ago, He had to die on the cross. But now Jesus is alive!" The illustrations feature a bearded, white Jesus with a crown, purple sash and sandals, surrounded by winged angels of all ages and ethnicities. Unlikely to have wide appeal and far too sophisticated for actual babies and toddlers, this offering will be appreciated by Christian parents seeking titles that affirm their religious convictions, especially those already familiar with Colton's story. (Board book. 4-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400322275
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
05/07/2013
Pages:
28
Sales rank:
124,992
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
1 - 4 Years

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Heaven is for Real for Little Ones


By Colton Burpo, Jon Davis

Thomas Nelson

Copyright © 2013 Todd and Sonja Burpo
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4003-2227-5


CHAPTER 1

Did you know that heaven is a real place? Jesus is in heaven, and it is wonderful! Jesus loves everyone, and He really, really loves children!

Heaven is the most beautiful place! There are rainbows and golden streets. Pearls and jewels are on the walls and the gates.

It is more beautiful than you can imagine.

Heaven is never, ever scary. God is there, and His light is so bright that there is never darkness or sadness or tears. Everyone is happy in heaven!

Lots of people are in heaven—families, friends, people from Bible times. Everyone who knows and loves Jesus gets to go to heaven, including grandpas and sisters.

Someday you can go to heaven too!

Heaven is full of kids. And they have so much fun. They get to run and play and learn amazing things from Jesus.

No one ever gets bored in heaven.

Angels are everywhere in heaven. They are big and strong and kind, and they help God and sing Him praises.

The angel Michael has a huge flaming sword!

All kinds of animals are in heaven—dogs and cats, elephants and kangaroos, lions and tigers.

And in heaven, they run and play and get along.

No one ever gets sick or hurt in heaven. No bumps, bruises, or skinned knees, no wheelchairs or crutches. People don't get old; everyone is young and healthy.

In heaven, you get to live forever with God!


(Continues...)

Excerpted from Heaven is for Real for Little Ones by Colton Burpo, Jon Davis. Copyright © 2013 Todd and Sonja Burpo. Excerpted by permission of Thomas Nelson.
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Meet the Author

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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