March, 2012—With over 6 million copies sold, Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson) continues to astound readers and booksellers alike as it passes the one year milestone for time spent on industry bestseller lists. The title has remained on the NY Times Paperback Nonfiction list for over 79 weeks, many of them in the #1 position. In addition, both the hardcover version and the new children’s book have placed on the list. Heaven has now been translated into more than 30 languages.
The book has been featured on programs like NBC’s Today Show, Dateline, ABC’s World News Tonight, Fox & Friends, and CNN’s Faces of Faith. Heaven has also been optioned Hollywood producers, Joe Roth, Bishop T.D. Jakes and DeVon Franklin for a major motion picture release through Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Responding to the film prospect, Todd Burpo said, “Colton has a simple message for people; heaven is for real. And we’re excited about the possibility of many more people hearing that message through a film.” – JK