New Heaven is for Real Title Adds New Material
So why did they use the same title? That’s the first question I would want answered. The second is, How much of Heaven Changes Everything (2015) is different from Heaven Changes Everything (2012)?
The publisher annotation provides a few clues:
In “Heaven Changes Everything,” the Burpos share details about their experience and about Colton’s visit to heaven that they weren’t able to include in the original story or in the Sony Pictures release of the “Heaven Is for Real “movie. Practical and inspiring, the short essays shed light on living with a miracle and the afterlife, each ending with a relevant scripture. Listen in as Todd, and for the first time ever Sonja, from her perspective as a mom, show you how believing heaven is for real helps us survive hardships here on earth, including the death of a loved one or the loss of a child through tragedy, miscarriage, or even abortion.
This newly revised edition offers bonus material including:
- New foreword
- Never-before-seen family photos
- Favorite scenes from the movie
- Q&A section
The “for the first time ever Sonja” mention is interesting considering that Mrs. Burpo gets an author credit on the previous (2012) edition. Nonetheless we’re told that,
Sonja Burpo is a busy mom and pastor’s wife. A certified elementary teacher, Sonja is passionate about children’s ministry and helping women work through the difficulty of miscarriage.
For what it’s worth, the book moves from 223 pages to 253 pages, and moves to paperback. The Thomas Nelson title releases January 6th.