The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Score: 3.5
From 254 Ratings

The Five People You Meet in Heaven


  • Author : Mitch Albom
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401388881


The Five People You Meet in Heaven Book Description :

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?"

The Five People You Meet In Heaven
Score: 3.5
From 252 Ratings

The Five People You Meet In Heaven


  • Author : Mitch Albom
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2009-06-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780748112630


The Five People You Meet In Heaven Book Description :

The first novel in the Heaven series from the internationally bestselling author, Mitch Albom. THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN is a wonderfully moving fable that addresses the meaning of life, and life after death, in the poignant way that made TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE such an astonishing book. The novel's protagonist is an elderly amusement park maintenance worker named Eddie who, while operating a ride called the 'Free Fall', dies while trying to save a young girl who gets in the way of a falling cart that hurtles to earth. Eddie goes to heaven, where he meets five people who were unexpectedly instrumental in some way in his life. While each guide takes him through heaven, Eddie learns a little bit more about what his time on earth meant, what he was supposed to have learned, and what his true purpose on earth was. Throughout there are dramatic flashbacks where we see scenes from his troubled childhood, his years in the army in the Philippines jungle, and with his first and only love, his wife Marguerite. THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN is the perfect book to follow TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE. Its compellingly affecting themes and lyrical writing will fascinate Mitch Albom's huge readership.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Score: 3.5
From 249 Ratings

The Five People You Meet in Heaven


  • Author : Mitch Albom
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401388881


The Five People You Meet in Heaven Book Description :

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?"

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven


  • Author : Mitch Albom
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-10-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062294463


The Next Person You Meet in Heaven Book Description :

In this enchanting sequel to the number one bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom tells the story of Eddie’s heavenly reunion with Annie—the little girl he saved on earth—in an unforgettable novel of how our lives and losses intersect. Fifteen years ago, in Mitch Albom’s beloved novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, the world fell in love with Eddie, a grizzled war veteran- turned-amusement park mechanic who died saving the life of a young girl named Annie. Eddie’s journey to heaven taught him that every life matters. Now, in this magical sequel, Mitch Albom reveals Annie’s story. The accident that killed Eddie left an indelible mark on Annie. It took her left hand, which needed to be surgically reattached. Injured, scarred, and unable to remember why, Annie’s life is forever changed by a guilt-ravaged mother who whisks her away from the world she knew. Bullied by her peers and haunted by something she cannot recall, Annie struggles to find acceptance as she grows. When, as a young woman, she reconnects with Paulo, her childhood love, she believes she has finally found happiness. As the novel opens, Annie is marrying Paulo. But when her wedding night day ends in an unimaginable accident, Annie finds herself on her own heavenly journey—and an inevitable reunion with Eddie, one of the five people who will show her how her life mattered in ways she could not have fathomed. Poignant and beautiful, filled with unexpected twists, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven reminds us that not only does every life matter, but that every ending is also a beginning—we only need to open our eyes to see it.

Wisdom from the Five People You Meet in Heaven
Score: 2.5
From 2 Ratings

Wisdom from the Five People You Meet in Heaven


  • Author :
  • Publisher : Chalice Press
  • Release Date :
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0827242883


Wisdom from the Five People You Meet in Heaven Book Description :

Mitch Albom's popular novel The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Hyperion 2003), is not just about what happens after we die. It also offers some pretty important insights into the lives we lead in the here and now. Using the Wisdom Traditions of the Bible as a backdrop, Wisdom from the Five People You Meet in Heaven brings us into a discussion of what might truly be important in life. Illustrating biblical concepts with examples from Albom's novel, this study guide for individuals or groups parallels the characters in The Five People You Meet in Heaven with the themes and insights from Wisdom Literature. Wisdom from the Five People You Meet in Heaven explores the orientation of Wisdom Literature toward life, sharing its teachings on issues of fairness, sacrifice, forgiveness, love, suffering, and what we can learn about our own character. From the Popular Insights series.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Score: 3.5
From 253 Ratings

The Five People You Meet in Heaven


  • Author : Mitch Albom
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401388881


The Five People You Meet in Heaven Book Description :

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?"

The Five People You Meet in Heaven Teacher Guide

The Five People You Meet in Heaven Teacher Guide


  • Author : Novel Units, Inc. Staff
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Literature
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN 10 : 1581308531


The Five People You Meet in Heaven Teacher Guide Book Description :

Presents resources for teaching Mitch Albom's "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" to high school students, including a summary, author profile, pre-reading and culminating activities, vocabulary exercises, discussion questions, and activities for each section.

Summary  Mitch Albom s the Next Person You Meet in Heaven  The Sequel to the Five People You Meet in Heaven

Summary Mitch Albom s the Next Person You Meet in Heaven The Sequel to the Five People You Meet in Heaven


  • Author : Sarah Fields
  • Publisher : Blurb
  • Release Date : 2019-02-15
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 54
  • ISBN 10 : 0368274217


Summary Mitch Albom s the Next Person You Meet in Heaven The Sequel to the Five People You Meet in Heaven Book Description :

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven is the enchanting sequel to Mitch Albom's number one bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven. In this book, Mitch Albom tells the story of Eddie's heavenly reunion with the little girl he saved on earth, Annie. The Next Person You Meet in Heaven is an unforgettable novel about how our lives and losses are connected. This novel is poignant, beautiful, and filled with unexpected twists. The Next Person You Meet in Heaven reminds the readers that not only does every life matter but also that every ending is most certainly another beginning. All we need to do is open our eyes to see it. In this comprehensive look into The Next Person You Meet in Heaven: The Sequel to The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom, you'll gain insight with this essential resource as a guide to aid your discussions. Be prepared to lead with the following: More than 60 "done-for-you" discussion prompts available Discussion aid which includes a wealth of information and prompts Overall brief plot synopsis and author biography as refreshers Thought-provoking questions made for deeper examinations Creative exercises to foster alternate "if this was you" discussions And more! Please Note: This is a companion guide based on the work The Next Person You Meet in Heaven: The Sequel to The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom not affiliated to the original work or author in any way and does not contain any text of the original work. Please purchase or read the original work first.

Tuesdays with Morrie
Score: 4
From 263 Ratings

Tuesdays with Morrie


  • Author : Mitch Albom
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2007-06-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0307414094


Tuesdays with Morrie Book Description :

A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He reconnected with Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class:" lessons in how to live. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.

The Five People You Meet in Hell
Score: 2.5
From 2 Ratings

The Five People You Meet in Hell


  • Author : Rich Pablum
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-11-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 1416584722


The Five People You Meet in Hell Book Description :

Heaven can wait. In the meantime...why not go to Hell? Every once in a while a little book comes along that sheds light on our desire for intimacy, our determination to grow spiritually, and our collective yearning to define the boundaries of the soul. The Five People You Meet in Hell is not that little book. A sensitive everyman, Edgy works a meaning-less job at a seaside tourist trap. When a freak accident sends him to "the other side," he encounters a series of strangers compelled to explain the meaning of life. Running the gamut from annoying and incoherent to irritating and hard to follow, these individuals all share a basic desire with virtually every other soul in the universe: to make quick money from a made-for-television movie. The Five People You Meet in Hell is as illuminating as a short-circuited night light and contains all the insight of a chocolate-dipped fortune cookie (with none of the fat). If you've ever died, expect to die, know someone who has died, raise alpacas, collect Hummel figurines, breathe air, or enjoy line dancing, you must buy this book. You will never think about thirteen bucks the same way again. If you experience erections lasting more than four hours, please consult your physician.