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NEWSLETTERS Current Issue ‘Heaven Is for Real’ returns to top of ‘New York Times’ list
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Written by Jeremy Burns   
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 08:40 AM EDT

HeavenIsForRealHiRes-webHeaven Is for Real is experiencing a revival of sorts, having returned to the No. 1 spot on the New York Times Paperback Nonfiction list. First released in November 2010, the Thomas Nelson title has been on the list for 176 consecutive weeks and now has reached the top of the best-seller list for the weeks of April 6 and April 13 just as a major motion picture based on the book is set to release April 16.

“It’s been a joy to watch this little story quietly sneak into the hearts of readers and encourage people at every stage of life: children, parents and grandparents,” said Joel Kneedler of Alive Communications, literary agent for Todd Burpo. “Only God could orchestrate that from one simple story. I’m grateful to see the book reach No. 1 again.”

Co-written by Burpo and Lynn Vincent, Heaven Is for Real also returned to the top spot in Canada’s Globe & Mail since March 22. It has been listed as a best-seller by USA Today, National Public Radio and Publishers Weekly.

Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back is the true story of Colton Burpo, who slipped from consciousness during emergency surgery and later told his parents of his experiences in heaven.

 

In this current issue:

Retailers offer input in new version of children's workshop

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A panel of children’s suppliers and experts told retailers Monday...

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Logos retailers celebrate the power of the book

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Members of the Association of Logos Bookstores have nominated and...

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Graphic novels help stores make 'cultural connection' with fans

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Graphic novels continue to demonstrate tremendous growth potential in the...

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Virtual Storehouse CEO shares tech tools for ministry

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Don Olson, CEO of Virtual Storehouse and Foreign Christian Books focused...

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Stores urged to engage with community and customers

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The dialogue at Monday morning’s ICRS General Session centered around...

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Jack Scott shows retailers how to maximize their marketing

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Jack Scott, owner of Scott Marketing & Training, shared his...

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International Christian Visual Media announces Crown Awards

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More than 100 directors, producers, actors and other visual media...

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Winners announced in Christian Retailing’s Best awards

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Winners of the 2015 Christian Retailing’s Best awards were announced...

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Novelist Sigmund Brouwer receives pair of Christy Awards

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The 2015 Christy Awards honoring and promoting excellence in Christian...

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Cynthia Ruchti offers word of hope at Munce vendor breakfast

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Best-selling author and speaker Cynthia Ruchti offered a hope-filled message...

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Francine Rivers to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

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American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) announced the finalists for the...

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Charisma Media offers international digital publishing training

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International Christian Retail Show attendees learned about “How to Use...

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