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The Five People You Meet In Heaven

by Mitch Albom

The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom X
The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
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    Sep 2003, 198 pages
    Mar 2006, 208 pages


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An extremely fantastic book that I would reccomend to anyone of almost any age (I'm 16 and couldn't believe how much I liked it).

Wonderful. light, easy reading with just the right amount of "leaving it to the reader" to interpt the meaning. I am a catholic and I liked this book a lot as I was not threatened by it at all. It is a must read book so that you can discuss it with all of your friends.
Northern Jersey

Very insightful and profound. It teaches us many lessons.

I know this is not a forum to critique other people's reviews, but to be brief, I think Lauren's review directly below this one is rather unfair, and in my opinion, she missed the whole point of the book. The author's view of heaven's 'topography' didn't match her view, and that clouded her from the real message, which is that no matter who you are in this world--- no matter what religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or other beliefs--- you mean something and you've made a great difference. Eddie's journey through the afterlife clearly shows how a depressed, lonely man can grow to realize he matters after all. It sounds like a great message to me, even if the description of the afterlife in it is one I don't totally agree with. Personally, I dont think that should bother any of us. After all, we won't know 100 percent what the after life looks like until we get there, no matter what spiritual belief system we may have.


This book was excellent due to the mystifying opinion that heaven is made for us to stop pondering why things happen in life. It gave the insight that the life beyond the one we are living could be an answer as well as a beautiful place to dwell. Ashley 26
Mark Maisonneuve

The book has a very engaging style using flashbacks that make for non-stop reading. The two central themes, that we are all connected, and that God cares greatly about each of us individually, are packaged in a fascinating story. I read one critic who complained it was typical modern mush, ignoring a God who will justly punish us for our sins. To that critic I say this is a story, not the Federal Register, i.e. it is not pages of detailed rules on the operation of heaven. It is a great introduction to thinking about heaven but shouldn't be the last thing one ever reads or ponders on the subject.

couldnt put it in one sitting. may well change the way you view relationships.

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