The Five People You Meet In Heaven
Plot 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... show more
Plot 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" Personal Details Collection Status In Collection Index 10 Read It Yes Links Amazon US Product Details LoC Classification PS3601.L335F59 2003 Dewey 813/.6
Publish date: September 23rd 2003
Pages no: 198
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...