Coming to Theaters April 16, 2014
Colton Burpo is the 4 year-old son of preacher Todd Burpo and his wife Sonya. When Colton gets sick, his appendix bursts and although he doesn't die, he is given a vision of heaven. Although people are skeptical, including Todd and Sonya, Colton describes seeing himself on the operating table and then meeting people such as his great-grandfather (as a child), and his miscarried unborn sister (who he was never told about), and these things cannot be explained away. Todd must decide if, and how, to address Colton's experience to his congregation at Church.
I liked how the story is told; it is straight-forward and realistic with the appropriate moments of humor. Greg Kinnear is particularly good as Todd Burpo, and Connor Corum is amazing as Colton, especially being so young.
It is a simple yet important message that Colton conveys to everyone, a bit at a time: everyone is young in heaven, no one wears glasses in heaven, and no one will hurt you in heaven. The messages add up to this: that Heaven IS for real, Jesus loves us, and He is coming again.
I highly recommend Heaven is for Real....bring the whole family!