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Mixed emotions about this one.  I highly recommend reading this article by Randy Alcorn for some Food for Thought.  Check out the CFDb Movie Review.

Heaven is For Real

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Heaven Is for Real is the true story of the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn’t know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear.

Colton said he met his miscarried sister, whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born, then shared impossible-to-know details about each. He describes the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how “reaaally big” God and his chair are, and how the Holy Spirit “shoots down power” from heaven to help us.

Told by the father, but often in Colton’s own words, the disarmingly simple message is heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and be ready, there is a coming last battle.

Release Date: (Theaters) April 16, 2014

Release Date: (DVD/Blu-ray) TBA!

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  1. Stuart MacNairn says
    18 December 13, 6:11am

    If this movie is a true story (Sorry) I would like to buy it now instead of waiting until April, I can’t wait. I want my 32 year old son to see it before he dies. Yeah! That’s what I said.
    When he was not quite 5 he was diagnosed with brain cancer. Given 6 months to a year to live. Since then he has had 3 surgeries and one biopsy. He is on a what we could say, “The death train.” He now has 4 Astrocytomas and are Grade 4. His system is shutting down and he is afraid to die. He wants to know if we (mum or dad or his dog Molly’s) going with him. I can’t possibly imagine how frightened he must be.
    The life cycle isn’t supposed to be this way.
    Is this movie ‘Heaven is for Real’ ready now? Please let me know ASAP.

    Thank You for taking time to read this.
    I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas

    Sincerely

    Stuart MacNairn

  2. Annelie says
    18 December 13, 9:13am

    I’m so sorry to hear about all you son is going through. Here is a link to purchase the book – http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%3Fie%3DUTF8%26x%3D0%26ref_%3Dnb_sb_noss%26y%3D0%26field-keywords%3DHeaven%2520is%2520For%2520Real%2520Todd%2520Burpo%26url%3Dsearch-alias%253Daps%23&tag=wayhchrimovi-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957

    You can try contacting the movie company on their FB page – https://www.facebook.com/HeavenIsForRealMovie?ref=br_tf – That is the best place to see if they might be willing to send
    you a screener copy.

    Sincerely,
    CFDb

  3. Diana says
    19 January 14, 8:06pm

    Hi !:)
    Dear Stuart MacNairn. Sorry to hear about your son. But God do know about him and do cares about him, let him know that!:)
    ..Obviously, since we human beings are (of nature) so reasonable and think so logically it IS hard to believe for example that heaven is “for real”. But believe me (well, not me but God and Jesus), heaven IS for REAL, that’s what I believe and are convinste of!:) I have myself experienced many incredible things and been answered by my prayers, and seen many incredible things with people I know, and that’s “proof” for me anyway that God and Jesus and Heaven is for real! And if we really do our best to overcome our sin and nature (such as envy, bitterness, anger, discourage, unbelief, lies, hate/hatred, unthankfulness, honer of people, recognition, “to be something” in this world to get honer and so on..) in this life on earth, while we live, not alone (that’s impossible, but for God is everything possible) but with Gods and Jesus help and strength, we can really get to a happy life here on earth despite all the trials and difficulties and sickness that we must go through. That is what Jesus talks about in the Bible, that if we follow Him and do what He tells us, we will be more like Him and we will go to Heaven when that time comes. And if we’ve lived a pure and good life before God, we will live with Him forever in heaven, where only the good exist!:)

    Matthew chapter 16, verse 24.;
    “Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.” (Matthew 16:24 NASB)

    I wish your son (and yourself) only the best and may Gods blessing be with him!:) And tell him (if he doesn’t know already) that God loves him and only want the best for him, even though it’s hard for us to understand or to see Gods plans with things!:)

    Another really good verse;
    “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope”. (Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV)

    If you’re interested take a look on this incredible blessed site; http://www.brunstad.org
    It’s real good people that have put a real effort to make that site and done it all with influences of God :)

    Love, Diana

  4. CONNIE says
    15 February 14, 5:16pm

    i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee these type of movies…to the film makers………thank you for doing a good,clean
    movie like this…..if you will keep making these type of movies….I PRAY THAT GOD WILL RICHLY BLESS YOU…
    IF YOU MAKE OTHER TYPES OF MOVIES THAT HAVE NASTY,FILTHY,CUSSING IN THEM….I PRAY THAT HE
    WILL LET YOU GO UNDER……..THESE TYPE OF MOVIES INCREASE OUR FAITH…LIFT US UP….ENCOURAGE OTHERS,…THANK YOU AGAIN….

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  6. Daintry says
    26 February 14, 12:01pm

    I wonder if this ‘Heaven is for Real’ DVD has a CC feature (closed captioning for the deaf). If not provided, please insert CC into that DVD product before launching it for the deaf. Thank you.

  7. CFDb says
    26 February 14, 12:05pm

    Great Idea, I hope they are able to do that.

  8. jep says
    01 April 14, 12:25pm

    I read the review you recommended and I noted his points. I also feel that people need to read the scripture and find the truth in this story. I read the book and I know that some of what the boy says follows images seen in culture, but I do believe there are two things going on with Colton’s account. 1. He has the imagination of a 4-year-old and it’s he telling us what he experienced in a way a child would see it. 2. I doubt God is going to let a 4-year-old have visions or experiences of anything that isn’t on a 4-year-old’s level. I believe God intended for this story to be retold. How else will a 4-year-old little boy describe such an experience? There’s more to this than a simple story out of a 4-year-old’s mouth. I hope the reviewers remember that this is not an adult that experience this.

  9. Greta Faust says
    02 April 14, 9:04pm

    I want to buy the dvd so I can watch it with my grandkids and my daughter and my hubby.I know I will watch it over and over.

  10. Annelie says
    03 April 14, 6:40am

    It hasn’t come out in theaters yet so it will be a few more months most likely.

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  12. Jenny Leong says
    14 April 14, 5:56pm

    hi, how can we watch this movie in Australia? i love the book n i tell every person i meet about this amazing story

  13. Annelie says
    15 April 14, 9:21am

    Try Messaging them on FB to find out https://www.facebook.com/HeavenIsForRealMovie

    CFDb

  14. Kim says
    15 April 14, 10:00am

    I am so sorry to hear about your son but please try to explain to him that there is nothing to fear about Heaven, I know this to be true because I also had a similar experience and saw it, I was being cared for by Hospice given 0% of survival, well I am telling you my story so obviously I survived and not once but twice! I am now a 52 year-old mother and grandmother, a pretty much unknown, a simple person but nothing is simple about my story. It started with a normal (for me at the time)ER visit for Chronic Pancreatitis, if you know anything about this disease you get dehydrated quick and they can’t access your veins when this happens, now I have a port but this was prior to getting one so they placed a central line and after they left , well disaster struck as they had punctured both lungs and that started the snowball I wound up in ICU for 3 months in a catatonic state then awoke in a Nursing home weighing 68 lbs, after going through every rehab possible , the day I was able to climb 2 steps we had a celebration. I had lost so much oxygen it effected my brain as well so that had to be addressed as well, and I made my recovery only to have another bout 3 years later which is when I was given the 0% chance of survival by Hospice weighing only 50 lbs you have no idea what that looks like a woman in her 40′s weighing that little, those feed the hungry commercials , well those people looked fat in comparison. Anyway, I cannot possibly tell my entire story here but I want you to be able to tell your son there is absolutely nothing to fear about Heaven and until your there its hard to describe in words the feeling you have when the Bible states no pain, sadness, crying etc., you go into a state beyond all of that that I don’t think our minds can understand unless you been there but the easiest way to describe it is a numb but glorious feeling inside nothing but good in your heart and mind along with an abundance of love! I never knew or experienced what true Peace felt like until then and since then I have complete Peace no worries, just Peace!

  15. Annelie says
    16 April 14, 6:18pm

    I forwarded your request to the Company to see if they would add it in if they hadn’t planned on it.

    CFDb

  16. Mark Griffiths says
    17 April 14, 10:40am

    I ordered the book today . I noticed the release date is May 9 th for the UK this was the date my little sister died in 1985 her last words on this earth were I’m going to be with Jesus now and I truly believe she went straight there .I miss her everyday but I know she is with The Lord and I look forward to meeting her again there when my time comes . I had Septicaemia lazy year contracted from swallowing polluted water. I was in hospital a month . Nothing was working the doctors were at a loss what to do it was my birthday 7/9/2013 and I prayed to The Lord to forgive me my sins . I felt like I was floating and leaving this world. I felt the hand of The Lord inside my heart I started getting better I thank God everyday for curing me and giving me a second chance . Don’t worry about anything and pray about everything. God bless you all.

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  18. Wes says
    19 April 14, 8:49pm

    I prayed for the Holy Spirit to guard the hearts and minds of the kids during the garbage movie previews before ‘Heaven is For Real’ started.

    With that being said, ‘Heaven is For Real’ was a fantastic Christ-centered movie that kids and Christians can enjoy. There is some mild sarcasm toward’s Pastor Burpo’s ‘belief’ that his son saw Jesus but the film has a strong reverence for Christ.

    If you are a Christian and would like to see movies that glorify God, you will not be disappointed by ‘Heaven is For Real’.

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