The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that... show more
Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It s a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie s five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his meaningless life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: Why was I here?
From the author of the New York Times bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie comes a novel that explores unexpected connections and the idea that heaven is more than a place: it's an answer.
Publish date: 2003-04-07
Pages no: 196
Edition language: English
Wanted to see all the hype, and unfortunately, I did not find any of it. This story feels tired and overdone. From things like Scrooged (the Bill Murray version) to regular lit, the 'gone to heave and need to make amends' is tired.Does have a worthwhile thread, waiting to see if the girl he died f...
This one was gorgeous and made me cry. Ultimately, it was about how all humans are interconnected and even a minor action might play a role in another's life.
I have just really recently finished reading this amazing book. I didn't want to put it down, but I forced myself to wait it out, by reading one person at a time. I could have finished this the same day, but I couldn't, I didn't want to finish this book right away. For those of you who don't know...
Very inspiring. This is what you call a MASTERPIECE.Review to come.
A nice concept. The book is pretty self explained by the title. I read this in a high school religion class and we were told to write a little essay based on this books style and our own lives.I do not think I would like this book outside of that setting. But good for those who like an uplifting exp...