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the five people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom

January 14, 2014

the five people you meet in heaven

I’ve just read Mitch Albom’s book, the five people you meet in heaven (Hyperion, 2003). I liked it. It’s not a book that will be remembered as a literary classic, but it’s literary none-the-less.

A quick read, the five people you meet in heaven takes on the themes of family, life, love, death and the morality of war – specific to this last theme, the impact of “collateral damage.”

Not one of these themes is insignificant, yet the story is simple and easy to read and even pleasant, ultimately.

Albom shows humans at their best and not-so-best but offers hope of redemption, peace and love (the greatest of these) for all.

I recommend this book if you are in the mood for straightforward thoughtfulness, and nothing preachy.

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