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.
If You Wanna Read: Amazon link
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