Friday, 25 March 2011

The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom

The Five People You Meet in Heaven is a story about life. Eddie's life in particular. But also yours and mine. Every single person's.

I adore this book, and can say right away that its 5 out of 5 stars.
To explain what this book is about, here's a passage from it:

' "There are five people you meet in heaven," The Blue Man suddenly said. "Each of us was in your life for a reason. you may not have known the reason at the time, and that is what heaven is for. For understanding your life on earth." '

So the book follows Eddie on his journey through the first step of heaven; making sense of your 'yesterdays'. As we walk through heaven with Eddie, as so look deeper into his life, I found myself looking at similarities with my own.

This is a story about many many things. There's Loss, Pain, Death and Shadows but also Love, Change, Stories and most of all Happiness.

Even if, like me, you don't believe in Heaven or God, this book is still about you.
Mitch Albom writes in such a way that you can't help but be drawn in, and to think about how it would reflect on your life.

It's simplicity and explanations of life will leave you quietly contemplating your own, and your version of a heaven, and also the people within your life.

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