Book Review:The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Title: The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Author: Mitch Albom

Genre: Inspirational/ Fiction

Story: Eddie is an 83 year old very ordinary veteran, who has spent his life as an amusement park maintenance man, when he dies during a freak accident. Upon entering heaven, he finds it isn’t exactly what he expected. Heaven begins as a place where 5 people  await to explain his life journey. He learns 5 valuable lessons from these people, some he knew during his time on earth and some he did not know. Their live’s are all connected in some way, and he learns to understand all of the things he couldn’t have possibly known while still alive.

What Worked: I’m not a book collector, and usually pass on my books as soon as I am finished. I have maybe 3 books that I will never get rid of, well, now 4 including this one. It is a very short read (It took me all of 2 days), but it was impactful. The message, the story, the characters – all gave me the feelies! The “lessons” of the book aren’t preachy, but I definitely felt like I wanted to hold onto my loved ones a little tighter, and visit with everyone that means anything to me. Sometimes you need a reminder throughout the hectic schedule of life to just stop, and have a conversation. Memories aren’t made on the couch, and no one ever talks about all the money you had at your funeral.

What Needed Work: I wished this book was a little longer, perhaps it could have been “The ten people you meet in heaven” 🙂

Overall: I want my daughter Natalie to read this book, or perhaps I will read it to her one day. I would recommend this book to anyone, even those who don’t believe in an afterlife or heaven.

Rating: 5/5

If You Wanna Read: Amazon link

Follow The Author: Mitch Albom

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We read to learn, to feel, to laugh, to understand others. We write to teach, express, communicate, to inspire others. I created Invisible Ink as an outlet of sorts, an area where I can organize the chaos; a place where hopefully I can be true to myself, and my readers. Writing is personal, it takes a brave and dedicated soul to formulate a piece and then share it with the world. That being said, I get just as much out of reading other's work as I do sharing mine ( I am always open to manuscript review swaps, just send me a message). Words read off a page evoke emotions. When taken out of context, or through an out of focus lens - anyone can mold the words, shifting their meaning to fit their agenda or distorted outlook. Staying true to form and myself, I won't censor my content, but I will censor my audience. Whatever lens you happen to be reading this through - I hope you enjoy!

3 thoughts on “Book Review:The Five People You Meet in Heaven

  1. Shannon, Mitchell Album is sports reporter/author so I’ve always been interested in him. Your review and wanting to share with Natalie is great. I’ll definitely read it, and hope that when the time comes perhaps we will be one of the 5 people in heaven for each other.

    1. I didn’t know that!!! Supposedly “Tuesday’s with Morrie” is his best book, I’m going to put that one on my list as well. We could only be so lucky to be one of each other’s 5. I would love that 🙂 but here’s to hoping it isn’t for another 100 years!

  2. I am super excited to get this book, your review really spoke to me! I am going to patiently wait for the actual book to get delivered Thursday instead of reading it digital because I have a feeling this will be one I keep as well.

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