The 5 people you meet in heaven

By Mitch AlbomA classic novel by Mitch.I picked this book just by it’s title..So it was a ‘buy on impulse’ book which became a ‘must read’ later. The book takes you through the concepts of the basic vicious circle-Birth-Life-Death. All that we do in our life and all those we come across in this journey is somewhere somehow connected to us.Of course we don’t realize this being here, right now.And we might never realize that ever.But this book will tell you and give you some hints-which are presented in the form of a story-that you will know there are reasons for life and death. There is a purpose behind every breath that we are taking in.

The story is of 83 year old Eddie-who works at the amusement park as a maintenance guy.He dies in an accident at the park and reaches heaven.His entire life journey-the past and present is presented in a very creative manner.As he embarks on his journey to heaven, he meets 5 people, each of whom have been anxiously awaiting for him.They give him 1 lesson each to understand the reason of his life and death.These lessons are:

  1. You live because someone else dies
  2. Sacrifice is part of life
  3. Love is forever-eternal-even after death
  4. Life comes a full circle-everyone’s connected to each other-even strangers !
  5. You only get MOKSHA when you wash away all your sins.

There are reasons given behind all these learnings taking Eddie’s life as an example.How all his actions-when he was alive-affected other’s lives.We as readers are able to self-explore our lives through his life journey.

The thought that came to my mind when I finished this book was:We all are small dots in the space of this universe.All these dots are joined at some point in time-by the power that we call fate- and the circle of life completes.

I felt pretty good after reading this book and I would surely tell you that if you haven’t touched this yet..please do read it !

My rating for this book is 5

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16 comments on “The 5 people you meet in heaven

  1. BlueMist says:

    Thanks for the recommendation. I got it recently. Let me give it shot.

  2. Shweta says:

    I read this but it failed to impress me. I thought his Tuesdays With Morrie was a much much better book. Glad you liked it more than I did.

    • Nu says:

      Oh is it 😦 I haven’t read ‘tuesdays..’ yet…it’s on my next read..I might like that than this one..who knows 🙂 Will let you know once I’m done with it 🙂

  3. Titaxy says:

    I read this year or so ago and liked it. But I liked the author’s work on Tuesdays with Morrie better than this one :).

  4. Varsh says:

    This is one of my favourite books…somehow after reading it I’ve started valuing life and relations a bit more..it teaches you to see beyond the obvious…that an incident or an act of yours might seem casual to you but it might change your life forever..

  5. Hill says:

    Books are always there in the stores in millions. People with competitive minds recognize the good ones out of it and then the particular book becomes popular. Nu, you saw these books and for this reason we see them too. Thanks

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