Monday, August 18, 2014

Honest Review of A Boy Back from Heaven

Latest review from Lora:

Aug 02, 2014 Lora rated it 4 of 5 stars

"A sweet story that seemed a little less sensationalized than the one currently made into a movie. It felt very honest, simple yet profound. Told by a very young boy who knew that his "story of almost dying can help others deal with a loss and let them know that they don't have to grieve out of fear of what happened to their loved one..." (pg. 123). The crux of the experience is in this statement by the author mother that "we face the cycle of life and losing those that we love as they age, I am full of peace and gratitude. I'm grateful for each day God allows us to spend together in the time we have left on the earth, and I have peace in knowing that when our loved ones pass on, they will not go to a scary place, and they will not feel the sad emotions that we will. They will see love and beauty and will be greeted by those that they have loved and lost in their lifetime. The friends they have mourned and the family they have grieved ill be there to welcome them into God's kingdom as they walk the path of white light into the arms of Jesus." (pg. 123). Poignant."

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

We Are Coming to Central Louisiana!

We are coming to CENLA!  Join us in Marksville, LA for an afternoon of inspiration.  The reader event starts at 2PM and will include a personal discussion of the events from A Boy Back from Heaven. It will be followed by a book signing.  Each ticket will include admission to the discussion AND a signed copy of the book. We are excited to meet readers from Central Louisiana and share this powerful story. All tickets are advance purchase only.  No tickets will be sold at the door.

Link to purchase tickets:

Use code Next10 for $1.00 off ticket price.  (Only a few codes left!)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

ONLINE Event! Meet The Authors of A Boy Back from Heaven!

ONLINE event! Meet authors Celeste and Matthew Goodwin in a one on one session and ask them all the questions you have about his amazing story. Ticket price includes a signed copy of A Boy Back from Heaven. To get all of the event details please use the link to Eventbrite.  We are looking forward to meeting readers and answering all of your questions. There are a limited number of tickets available and are first come, first served.

Follow this link for event details:

Has Your Faith Ever Been Tested?

Without faith we have nothing!
Excerpt of the Introduction of A Boy Back from Heaven:

Has your faith ever been tested? Insurmountable events can
make even the strongest believers question what they’ve
always been taught about God. Trust in God for He will
not give you more than you can handle. These words are meant to give us hope in times of trial. Often they can be a source of comfort
and faith. Parents often experience trib...ulations that comes with
caring for our children. It’s during these times that we turn our trust
toward God and understand he has a plan set for us. However, when
we are faced with unavoidable obstacles, it is often easy to question
God’s will. Even when we cannot see the light, we must remember
that God is walking with us. He has a plan, and we must trust. This
story is a testament of what it means to put blind faith and the life
of your child in God’s hands. It is the account of a courageous little
boy who walked the path to heaven and taught each of us the amazing love of God. We cannot know the unbearable journeys that are set before us, but we can trust that God will see us through them.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Signed Copy Giveaway

Through the Booking Glass is giving away a signed copy of A Boy Back from Heaven.  Visit their FB page for the link and instructions on how to enter the giveaway.  God luck!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Book Trailer - A Boy Back from Heaven

The book trailer for A Boy Back from Heaven is now on YouTube.  Please take a minute to check it out and share with your friends. 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover

Many people have questioned what comes next.  More and more people have had experiences that they describe with emotional words such as love, beauty, and hope. People from the very young to the very old. Many of the experiences share visions of pure and profound peace. These stories have been embraced and debated for decades.  One thing remains constant, the people who have had these experiences feel so passionately about what they saw and felt.

I have always been taught and feel strongly about the fact that each and every experience that happens to us is from God.  He has our lives planned before our first breath.  People who see visions of what they can only describe as "heaven" or "heaven like" have had these experiences because God has it in His plan for their lives. We can only hope that by choosing to share their visions it can bring hope and a small glimpse of something that was humbling and powerful.

Matthew's story is one of simple description of what his little body felt and his eyes witnessed.  Is it the final answer for what comes next?  That is up to each individual to decide for themselves.  A Boy Back from Heaven shares his brief journey and the profound impact it had on our family. There were no over the top visions of fairy tales.  Just a walk that was filled with complete safety and pure joy.  It shares how we were brought closer to our faith at a time when most people would question why a loving God would bring such horrible atrocities to a small child.  When the only thing I could hold on to was prayer and faith, God picked me up and carried me at a time when my legs could no longer hold me.  I was weak with fear of what was to come for my little boy.

I am grateful, strengthened, and hopeful.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

This boy is amazing! Honor student, servant, co author of his life story, and chef!  He is cooking up an awesome South Louisiana jambalaya for family today. Yum!!

Read all about him in A Boy Back from Heaven.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Where is the Purpose?

Sometimes I find myself wondering what is the purpose in all of it.  Why was this path chosen for me? Why can't I just have a grass lined, brick filled path to stroll easily down?  Then I realize, that is not a question for me to ask.  This is the path that was destined for me by Him.  I may never have a full understanding.  I simply see the strength to continue to put one foot in front of the other. 

Just when I think a corner has been turned and things should settle for a bit, something else always wallops me on the side of my head.  This has been one of those weeks that I just want to bury my head in the sand for a few days and emerge when all is well again.  Honestly, I know that will not happen.  I just have to keep trying to find solitude where I can.

Writing Matthew's story in A Boy Back from Heaven proved therapeutic in many ways.  Sometimes I find myself picking up the book just to have a reminder of how far we have come as a family.  We still have many mountains to cross personally and medically, but I have to find resolve in my heart that it will all work out.

Where to find A Boy Back from Heaven:

Signed copies are available at

Thursday, April 3, 2014

One Date - Two Tour Stops in Paducah, KY

We hope you can join us on April 16th as A Boy Back from Heaven book tour comes to Paducah.  Meet authors Celeste and Matthew Goodwin. In this NEW and inspiring true story, Matthew recalls an amazing walk with angels he experienced in 2007 when he nearly lost his life.  We hope you can join us in Paducah!  Pre-order copies for this event at and save $1.00 on each copy.  Pre-orders are $18.00.  Books the day of the event are $19.00.  Hope to see you there!

What Do Others Think of A Boy Back from Heaven

New Review of A Boy Back from Heaven
By Jeff -

"I know nothing more pure and powerful than a child's innocence and a mother's love. "Boy Back from Heaven" combines both in a moving read that allows you not only to feel, but to 'know' things within yourself in a way that is truly life changing."

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Look out Kentucky! We are coming to Paducah!

We are so excited to bring ABoyBackfromHeaven to KY. Join us on April 16th! Message for more details.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

What Does Heaven Look Like?

Understanding that Matthew saw something with the eyes and innocence of a child, that allowed him to freely express his full vision, gives us peace. He has described it as somewhere that he didn't want to return from. His visit was not to an overtly exaggerated placed filled with mystical beings, but rather just a space filled with the brightest white light imaginable and he was surrounded by an unimaginable love. A feeling that gave him comfort and let him know he was protected. Who is to say it does not exist? One thing remains certain, we will all find out one day, because our God will call each of us home when it is our time.

Monday, March 24, 2014

What Are The Reviews Saying About A Boy Back From Heaven

By TMC on March 7, 2014
Format: Paperback Amazon Verified Purchase
Great story and you cannot put it down! Will make you cry and celebrate God's love and amazing grace. Thank you Matthew!!
Format: Paperback Amazon Verified Purchase
I have read several books about near death experiences in the past, but because this book was written by someone I know, I was more intrigued to read it. First of all, I want to thank Matthew for being brave enough to share his experience with others! Secondly, I want to thank Celeste for writing this book. It was a wonderful testimony to the love Jesus Christ has for us! It reminded me how when our heavenly bodies fade away, our spirit will soar in the love of God! I do believe Matthew is still here with us to give his testimony and reach those who having broken relationships with God, have no relationship with God or just need some reassurance of God's undying love for us.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great journey they have shared with everyone!, March 22, 2014
Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: A Boy Back From Heaven (Paperback)
I'm not a reader, this book is def a reader for everyone! It tells of a journey about this family with a near death experience! This family has put their faith in trust in the Lord that whatever will be, will be. :))

Friday, March 21, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Rockin' on Release Day!

Today was the day. A Boy Back from Heaven officially released today.  And all I can say is WOW!  We are totally humbled and blown away.  As of 6PM this was the Amazon update.

The paperback format of "A Boy Back From Heaven" is currently ranked #27,283 out of over 8,000,000 books! AMAZING!

THANK YOU to everyone that has ordered their copy of A Boy Back from Heaven by Celeste and Matthew Goodwin.  It truly is an enlightening story of a little guys amazing journey with angels.  It is unlike any book you have read on the subject before.  Be sure to order your own copy and be uplifted, fulfilled, and inspired.  You won't be disappointed!

To learn more visit

You can order signed copies through the website, but you can also order copies from Barnes and Noble,, and Books A Million. 


Today is the day!

Today is the day! Release day is here. March 11th is the official international release date of ‪#‎ABOYBACKFROMHEAVEN‬ by Celeste and Matthew Goodwin. You can stop by your local Barnes and Noble and pick up a copy today.

Friday, March 7, 2014

A Signing Pro

In under six days the sales ranking jumped over 700,000 spots on Barnes and Noble!!  The first author shipment of A Boy Back from Heaven has arrived and Matthew has become a signing pro already!  He signed copies for over an hour to ship out pre orders.  We are so excited by the positive response to this powerful story.  Order your copy today to learn about his amazing walk with angels and the beauty his little eyes witnessed.

You can order signed copies at  If you prefer Barnes and Noble, Books A Million or Amazon you can also order there as well.  The book will hit shelves on Tuesday, March 11th!

Barnes and Noble Link:

Books A Million Link:

Amazon Link:

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Chance to Win!

Want a chance to win one of two copies of A Boy Back from Heaven?  Enter to win at or follow this link:

Two entries will be chosen at random! Both books will be signed copies.  Only four days left, so don't wait!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Did you miss out?

Don't miss out on the new Twitter page dedicated solely to the book, A Boy Back from Heaven.  Signing dates and scheduled will be posted here as well.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

How about a signed copy!

Would you like to win a signed copy of A Boy Back From Heaven?  If you are on, follow this link to enter for your chance to win!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 is going to be a fantastic year.  Renewal, remembering, and lots of love!  Happy New Year everyone!