Heaven Is for Real
Heaven Is For Real
 opens in theaters on April 16 and tells the story of the Burpo family, whose son Colton experienced a vision where he traveled to heaven and met Jesus when he was just 4 years old. The film, based on a book of the same name, is Colton’s father and small town church Pastor Todd Burpo’s account of what his son saw during this vision, which took place during emergency surgery on the boy’s appendix around 10 years ago. The family partnered with T.D. Jakes and director Randall Wallace to bring the story to the big screen. The film is generating a lot of media attention, however, the Nebraskan family still claims to function like any other American household despite the fame that might come with Heaven Is For Real. “[After all the promotion for the film] we go home. We’re normal at home. Sometimes you just have to disconnect. It’s a lot easier for me to disconnect [from Facebook] than mom,” Todd Burpo told The Christian Post. “When we go home I go back to pastoring, I’m a fireman. I do what I’ve always done. It’s a good change of pace for me.” During the film Todd Burpo deals with doubt concerning his son’s visit to heaven that could have easily been written off as a child’s imagination or dream. However, the details shared by Colton help to strengthen his father’s confidence in what his son saw throughout the film and in real life. More