The Five People You Meet in Heaven

by Mitch Albom | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0751536822 Global Overview for this book
Registered by short-rach of Hucknall, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on 12/22/2004
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by short-rach from Hucknall, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 22, 2004
OMlordy - have just seen Anna's entry for this (below) and realised that as the bad bookcrosser that I am I failed to write a review of this before releasing it. Anna, you may slap my wrist next month ;-)

I enjoyed the story even though the subject matter wasn't one that particularly interested me. The idea that when you go to heaven (assuming that you do of course!) you meet five people who have influenced your life is one that has now intruiged me.

I think that the links with a couple of the characters was possibly a little bit tenuous, almost like the author had ran out of ideas but overall a good read and one that I found I couldn't put down. Amazing to say given that my reading rate this year has been appalling and almost zero ;-)

Journal Entry 2 by short-rach at on Saturday, May 14, 2005

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Taking to the Sheffield Meetup

Journal Entry 3 by tiggsybabes from Pontefract, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, May 14, 2005
Have been meaning to read this. Looks like it's moved from Rachel's Mt TBR to mine *g*

Journal Entry 4 by tiggsybabes from Pontefract, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, June 30, 2005
Picked this out of Mt TBR as my Unconvention care package person has it on their wishlist. Very glad that I did as I enjoyed it a lot. I had no idea what it was about previously, I just wanted to read it was it's a best seller. Yes, I'm mad!

Interesting idea. Wonder what happens if you go to hell?!

Journal Entry 5 by tiggsybabes at on Wednesday, July 06, 2005

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Posting to nice-cup-of-tea in her Unconvention care package as this is on her wishlist :)

Journal Entry 6 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Tuesday, July 19, 2005
I am so excited! I got my unconvention care package, and my flat know smells beautifully of the lush bath bomb and there's glitter everywhere! Thank you so much Tiggsybabes, I've been wanting to read this book for ages, so it will take pride of place at the top of Mount TBR!

I also got lots of tea bags, a bag of liquorice pontefract cakes, a bookmark, a glittery girly purple H pen, a face mask, a piglet and some stick on tatoos - hurrah! I feel very loved....

Journal Entry 7 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Saturday, July 30, 2005
This was an unusual book - I was worried that it might be overly "mawkish" and sentimental, but I think Albom gets the balance right. I really like the idea that in heaven we get the answers and find our own peace, that we couldn't find on earth. I guess the fallibility / stupidity / selfishness of us means that in life we aren't able to find the answers we're looking for!

The First person Eddie meets in heaven explains that heaven is for understanding your life on earth.
"This is the greatest gift God can give you: To understand what happened in your life. To have it explained. It is the peace you have been searching for."

This book helped me to see things in a different way, and I must admit I had a little cry at the end :-) A different book! The style reminded me of Richard Bach and his books, such as Jonathan Livingstone Seagull. I'm now keen to read "Tuesdays with Morrie."

This book may become part of my PC, as I will certainly re-read it. Setting it as available for now. Thanks again Tiggsybabes, a great NSSSSS pressie :-)

Journal Entry 8 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Thursday, September 08, 2005
This book will be released tomorrow as part of the "Captain" Michael Channer Release Challenge

Dieses Buch wird am 9. September 2005 in Erinnerung an meinen Cousin Michael Channer (01/04/80 - 09/09/04) freigelassen. Michael arbeitete letztes Jahr als Pilot in Zambia, als er durch einen tragischen Unfall ums Leben kam. Seine Familie und seine Freunde vermissen ihn sehr.

I bought this book for Michael's Challenge because it's about death, life and what happens after.

Journal Entry 9 by nice-cup-of-tea at Teddy Summer 2005 in Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Friday, September 09, 2005

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304: Prinz Luftschloss (Bahnhofstrasse)
9th Sept 2005

This teddy is called (literally) "Prince of the castles in the sky, and his body has lots of quotes about "Himmel" (heaven). He just had to look after the 5 people book :-)

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CAUGHT by AF on a German Train - and the first catch for Mike :-)

Journal Entry 10 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Monday, November 21, 2005
My father caught this book on a train but his English is not the best so I, 15, started to read it. In my opinion the subject of what happens after dead is very intersting but the idea of meeting five people seems a bit strange to me. However, I am going to let it free in an other train so that it will travel as much as possible.


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