The Five People You Meet in Heaven

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Book - 2003
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Killed in a tragic accident, Eddie, an elderly man who believes that he had an uninspired life, awakens in the afterlife, where he discovers that heaven consists of having five people explain the meaning of one's life.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, 2003
ISBN: 9781401308582
9780786868711
0786868716
1401308589
Branch Call Number: Fiction Albom
Characteristics: 196 p. ; 19 cm

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With one fell swoop entire lives change, in today's day and age it can be easy to forget how precious our time among the living is. After reading this you'll have a hard time being unappreciative to the gift of the present.


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yogscast
May 01, 2019

An amazing and outstanding book, it will take you through all kinds of emotions. The unexpected should be expected.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Apr 13, 2019

The Five People You Meet in heaven is a novel by Mitch Albom about a man named Eddie who has lived a very meaningless/uninspired life. He works at an amusement park doing maintenance for park rides. On his 83rd birthday, he is killed in a tragic accident trying to save a little girl from the broken ride. He wakes up in the afterlife, learning that his life will be explained to him by five people, from random people that he may or may not know. Every person reminisces on Eddie's past life and connections with him, showing him the meaning to his life. The Five People You Meet in Heaven is a great novel that allows you to see your life in a new "Eternal" perspective, and makes you wonder, "Why are you here?". This book is a fantastic read for people of all ages. I rate this book 4/5 stars. - @CoolReadz of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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kmobuckeye
Feb 26, 2019

I love of all his books. Thiss spoke to my heart.

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robinandrews10
Feb 26, 2019

One of my all time favorites. Definitely with your time.

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tracysue
Feb 25, 2019

Excellent. I read this and also listened to it on audio, both very enjoyable and thought provoking.

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tracysue
Feb 04, 2019

I’ve read this twice, and enjoyed it a lot. It’s interesting to consider how ‘connected’ things may be. Interesting and a lot of food for thought.

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whitby6
Dec 21, 2018

Loved this little book. Left me thinking from start to finish & beyond.

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dixiedog
Dec 04, 2018

This has to be one of the strangest books I have read in sometime. It was so very different from several other books that I have enjoyed recently with a Christian theme, for example: 'Heaven is for Real,' 'Miracles From Heaven,' 'Miracle for Jen,' and 'Waking Up in Heaven.' Eddie finally learns the answer to one of his greatest fears and learns the purpose of his life just four pages from the end of the book. Above all else, the fifth person Eddie talks to leaves the reader with much to think about. Recommended by Senior-Doctor-at-bass-fishing. D. A.

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Horseshoe
Nov 13, 2018

I enjoyed reading this book. I wanted to keep reading to see what the next lesson would be that Eddie had to learn.

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jalipio
Aug 07, 2018

It's a cute book

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Chelseaheredia92 May 31, 2012

It is Eddie's birthday and he is on a countdown to death. He reaches heaven and meets five people. The blue man, his captain, Ruby, his wife Marguerite, and an asian girl all teach him a lesson that relates to his life and death. He realizes life comes with a reason and you must make a change.

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trj120
Mar 20, 2011

A quick read, a little corny / preachy, but cute.

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bpintor
Jul 11, 2013

“Heaven can be found in the most unlikely corners.”

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