A story inspired by an amazing experience. 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, the runaway bestseller Heaven is for ... Read More
Beautifully illustrated under Colton's direction, Heaven is for Real for Kids shares his experiences in first person and comments on things that will be important to kids. A letter to parents is included to guide them as they talk to their children about heaven. Scripture along with a Question and Answer section with answers from the Bible are also included in the book.
Page Count: 32
Dimensions: 9" x 9"
- Product type: Book
- Format: Hardcover
- Release Date: Oct 5, 2011
- UPC: 9781400318704
- Height: 0.4
- Width: 9.3
- Length: 9.1
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 32
- Publish Date: Nov 7, 2011
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 8
- Audience Age Minimum: 4
- BISAC: "JNF049250"
- ISBN: 140031870X
Customer ReviewsWrite your own review
- A good concept - not good immediately after death of a loved one by Jen on 12/4/2012
Our daughter was gifted this book as my grandmother was dying. My grandmother was more of a mother to me and my daughter who is almost 5 was incredibly close to her. A well meaning friend gifted us this book and we shared it with our daughter. While the story beautifully depicted heaven and showed our daughter what a beautiful and loving place heaven is - the little boy comes back. Our daughter was convinced for weeks that her great grandmother would go to heaven and then get to come back too - it was devastating to deal with.
I think in the context of teaching a child a concept of heaven it is a good book, but our copy will never see the light of day again - our daughter still asks why that boy got to come back and her grandma didn't. It's opened up some interesting dialogue for us with her, but I also think it's been harder on her than was necessary.
- Excellent Illustrations, Easy to understand story line by Michelle on 9/10/2012
I had read the Heaven Is For Real adult version and loved it. I was so excited to see the kid's version available. I gifted it to my 3 and 8 year old children. They love it. I have lost count how many nights we have read this book. They love the animals and my 3 year old is facinated with Gabriel and Michael. There are many questions that are answered for your children. It is a wonderful book to share with others and we give many for gifts.
- Book Review: Heaven is for Real, for kids by Amy Voss on 12/27/2011
I had heard good reviews about the book, Heaven is for Real. When I saw that I could receive a copy of Heaven is for Real, for kids, I was excited to receive it and read it to give it a review.
Heaven is for Real, for kids, as told by Colton Burpo to his parents, Todd & Sonja Burpo, is a good book to read to your kids to help them understand what it is like in heaven. This book is written in a way that is easy for kids to understand. It is beautifully illustrated with vivid and colorful pictures of what Colton saw when he was in heaven. Heaven is for Real, for kids would be a good book to read to your children when they become more curious as to what it will be like in heaven. There are also scriptures to go along with what Colton describes that he saw when he was in heaven.
At the end of the book, there are questions that your children may have after reading Heaven is for Real, for kids. If you don't know the answers to the questions you children may have, these questions would be a good place to start.
Perhaps you have a loved-one, or a close friend who may be nearing death. This would be a good book to read to your children to help them understand what it will be like for their loved-one or close friend when they die. I think it would help to ease any fears your child had about their loved-one or close friend dying.
I have not read the other version of the book, Heaven is for Real (the one written on an adult level). But after reading Heaven is for Real, for kids, I am excited to read it!