Staff report Snowmass Village, CO, Colorado

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July 31, 2012
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"Heaven Is For Real"

SNOWMASS VILLAGE -Todd Burpo, author of the New York Times' No. 1 bestselling book "Heaven is For Real," will speak on Aug. 3 as part of the Snowmass Chapel's second annual Family Fest weekend. There will be two speaking engagements at 5:30 and 8 p.m. In addition, Burpo will share the stage with Denver-based band Read You & Me.With more than 7 million copies in print, "Heaven Is for Real" is one of the bestselling nonfiction books of all time. Burpo and his family have been featured on television programs including 20/20 with Barbara Walters in a special called, "Heaven: Where Is It? How Do We Get There?" Burpo is the pastor of a small church in Imperial, Neb. He is also a wrestling coach and a volunteer fireman, and he operates a garage door company with his wife, Sonja. "Heaven Is for Real" is a true story about Todd and Sonja's son Colton. At the age of 4, he almost died during an emergency surgery. While unconscious, Colton claims to have gone to heaven and had some extraordinary experiences. The story is told by Burpo but often in Colton's own words. Family Fest is a weekend dedicated to inspiring and uplifting families and people of all ages. In addition to the events with Todd Burpo and Read You & Me on Aug. 3, Snowmass Chapel will host a nondenominational on-mountain worship service at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 5 at the top of the Elk Camp lift in Snowmass Village. Attendees should bring a blanket or chairs and be prepared for all weather. For information about the events at Snowmass Chapel, please contact

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