Heaven is for Real live in Columbus

Heaven is for Real live in Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Community members got to meet a special author at Saint Luke united Methodist Church in downtown Columbus.

Hundreds of people showed up for Heaven is for Real Live tonight, August 15, featuring author Todd Burpo. The book tells a story of a little boy who died and went to heaven, then came back.

"I think a lot of people, I've had a lot of people read the book and say I want to believe this, and there's just that extra thing of once they meet us and realize we're just real people, it helps people go this is true. This is something I can believe in," says Todd Burpo, author of Heaven is for Real.

The book recently made its way to the big screen. The movie raked in more than $91 million.

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