New Book: Heaven is for Real for Kids

Eleven months.

By now, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the buzz about the New York Times #1 bestseller, Heaven is for Real; or you’ve at least seen this clip from The Today Show where Colton Burpo tells Matt Lauer about his experience:

When Colton was only three years old, he underwent an emergency surgery; during which he claims he went to Heaven and saw his great-grandfather and Jesus. More intriguing though, is that he met his older sister who he never even knew about; his mother miscarried a few years before Colton was born.

As of yesterday, Heaven is for Real became available in a kids’ version. Essentially, the book was written by Colton himself and features illustrations by Wilson Ong.

I like how every time you turn the page, there is a paragraph telling about something else Colton saw, which is accompanied by a Bible verse verifying the validity of what of what he witnessed.

Heaven is for Real for Kids is a perfect guide for parents who want to engage their children in conversations about Heaven. At the end of the book, there is a question and answer session with Colton, as well as, photographs of him with his family.

This is a book that personally, I highly recommend. Because it is based on the account of Colton, it is not merely another piece of children’s fiction. For the regular version of this story to have become a #1 bestseller, there is obviously something engaging and special about it.

In addition to Tommy Nelson Publishers being kind enough to mail me a copy of this book (coincidentally they are based in Nashville, just like I am), they want to mail a free copy of Heaven is for Real for Kids to one lucky reader out there today.

So here’s what you have to do if you want to be that lucky reader. Be the first person to A) leave a comment on this post here on The Dadabase simply telling me you would like the book and B) include your mailing address in an email to me at

*Congrats to the winner: Adrianne of Clarksville, TN! I’ve got more books to give away so stay tuned…

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  1. by Adrianne Smith

    On November 9, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Nick, I would love a copy! I enjoyed the original book and this kids version will make a great 1st Birthday gift for Sarah. I can’t believe our babies will be a year old next week.