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Why We Aren't Carrying Heaven is for Real

Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for Real

If you've been paying attention to the book world lately you have probably heard of the bestseller Heaven is for Real, about the little boy who supposedly paid a visit to Heaven during surgery.

We've had two customers come into our store this week looking for it.

I'm sure it is a very uplifting book but like other private revelations, we really have no way of verifying any of it. This is why we have had a policy since we opened of not carrying books about revelations or apparitions that either haven't been officially approved or were revealed to people that haven't been started on the process to canonization.

One of the great things about the Catholic Church is that there are official ways that revelations get vetted. If you don't have a magisterium, then really anything goes.

It's all part of our Good Faith. Guaranteed. policy.


  1. Please let me know when the The Parish Book of Chant is available. Thank you.

  2. Ian I fully understand your policy. Though as a Devout Catholic, I am one very firm believer in the Pieta Book. On no less of three occasions, a prayer from the Pieta Book has undoubtedly saved me from death. The faith of a mustard seed is very powerful. I walk very confidently with just one prayer from out of this wonderful book. I spread the message of the Pieta Book as often as I can. We have a Full Size Pieta statue in our church. Our priest is most obedient to the Pope and our local Bishop. God Bless you and have a wonderful day.

    • I agree that the Pieta prayer book has many wonderful prayers in it. I don’t have a problem with people using it and recommending it. It’s just easier as a store owner not to have to make judgement calls about private revelations.

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