I saw the movie Heaven is for Real last weekend and recommend it to you and your family.

It is the story of a little boy’s account of his trip to heaven and back. It is based on the best-selling book Heaven is for Real written by the boy’s father. The book documents the near-death experience of his four-year-old son, Colton.

Heaven is for Real is one of the many Christian-based movies being released this year. (See list below.)

Here’s the movie trailer:

Heaven Is for Real is the true story of the 4-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who experienced heaven during emergency surgery. He talks about looking down to see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The movie takes you through the experience of the boy telling his parents about his journey into heaven. I was surprised at the initial disbelief from his parents and the members of his church. Although his dad was a preacher, even he couldn’t wrap his mind around the fact that heaven is for real.

Is heaven really that hard to believe in? I wondered how I would have reacted if my own child were to tell me such a story. I have a strong belief in life before and after this mortal existence, and frankly found it hard to see the people in the movie struggle so much with the concept of heaven.  I wanted to shout at them, “Of course there is a heaven!”

I encourage you and your family to see the movie and then talk about it with your friends. Invite your friends to learn more about death and the Plan of Salvation.

You may be interested to watch a video of the actual boy and his parents.

Recent and upcoming Christian-themed movies:

  • Son of God epic movie about the life of Jesus Christ (February)
  • Noah retells the story of the great flood. (March)
  • God’s Not Dead is about a faithful college student who defends his belief against an atheistic professor. (March)
  • Heaven Is for Real chronicles a 7-year-old’s recollection of being in heaven. (April)
  • Left Behind is the story of a group of survivors left behind after millions of people suddenly vanish and the world is plunged into chaos and destruction. (June)
  • A Matter of Faith is about a Christian girl who goes to college and is influenced by a professor who teaches that evolution is the answer to the origins of life. (September)
  • Exodus is the story of Moses leading the children of Israel from Egypt. (December)
  • Mary, Mother of Christ is the story of Mary from her youth to her struggles as a young mother caring for her child Jesus. (1st quarter 2015)

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