Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Heaven is for Real... a book/DVD review


Based on the best-selling book Heaven is for Real, this conversation kit is a tool for churches, small groups, and families to dig deeper into the Word of God and what it says about God and heaven.  The kit includes the DVD curriculum and a Conversation Guide.  The guide easily walks the facilitator through the curriculum and helps the small group meeting run smoothly.

First, I read the actual book Heaven is for Real about Colton Burpo's unexpected trip to heaven during an emergency appendectomy.  Colton wants everyone to know "heaven is for real and you're going to like it!"  His story resonated with me - not only my questions about heaven - but who I will see again.

The DVD curriculum shares Natalie Tysdal's interviews with Todd, Sonja, and Colton as they answer some of the most frequently asked questions about heaven.  While many of the questions and answers are in the book, this gives you a chance to hear in their own words their experiences.  I love it when Colton plainly states that he can't remember all the details since it was so long ago.  This family has opened their hearts, both in the book and DVD, to share God's healing to those around them.

5 sessions are included: 
Why Should We Care About Heaven
What is Heaven Like?
When Does a Person Go to Heaven?
Where is Heaven?
Who Goes to Heaven

a special message of hope from Sonja to women
who have experienced miscarriages

The Conversation Guide is written for both believers and non-believers in everyday language to help group members discover what the Bible teaches about heaven.  It includes key Bible passages about heaven, helping them understand more about who goes to heaven, when they go there, and what heaven is like.  Group discussion starter questions, a guide for personal reflection, journaling, and applications for daily life are part of each session.

The DVD-curriculum and guide are a good platform for discussing physical death and heaven.  The most helpful item in this curriculum is the Conversation Guide.  The scripture is shared in context to each of the sessions making it a wonderful resource.  I would recommend Heaven is for Real DVD-based Conversation Kit for everyone! 

Remember.... read the book first!

Thank you to Thomas Nelson Publisher for providing me a complimentary copy of this material through BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review.




  1. This looks wonderful. The book was awesome. I literally finished it in one night. I was especially touched because we have lost two babies to miscarriage. It is such an encouragement to know that they are there waiting for us to join them someday. :-)

    Many blessings,

  2. I read the book and loved it. I would not have thought of making it into a study.

  3. I'm on "the waiting list" to borrow this book from my mom. (My brother beat me to it.) Glad I found your blog at Mess For Less blog hop!Kerrye @

  4. This is an amazing story and is very legitimate when you read it and if you add faith to is a powerful story!

  5. I could not put this book down when I started reading it. I was talking to a friend of mine last night and he experienced something similar. I lost my dad in January. I miss him so much. reading this book has helped me to understand where my dad went and I will see him again. I also understand the tug I feel in my heart.
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