The Five People You Meet In Heaven

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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.

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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?"

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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

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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

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Wisdom from the Five People You Meet in Heaven by N.A Summary

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 Hell

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The Five People You Meet in Hell by Rich Pablum Summary

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.

Have a Little Faith

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What if our beliefs were not what divided us, but what pulled us together In Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom offers a beautifully written story of a remarkable eight-year journey between two worlds--two men, two faiths, two communities--that will inspire readers everywhere. Albom's first nonfiction book since Tuesdays with Morrie, Have a Little Faith begins with an unusual request: an eighty-two-year-old rabbi from Albom's old hometown asks him to deliver his eulogy. Feeling unworthy, Albom insists on understanding the man better, which throws him back into a world of faith he'd left years ago. Meanwhile, closer to his current home, Albom becomes involved with a Detroit pastor--a reformed drug dealer and convict--who preaches to the poor and homeless in a decaying church with a hole in its roof. Moving between their worlds, Christian and Jewish, African-American and white, impoverished and well-to-do, Albom observes how these very different men employ faith similarly in fighting for survival: the older, suburban rabbi embracing it as death approaches; the younger, inner-city pastor relying on it to keep himself and his church afloat. As America struggles with hard times and people turn more to their beliefs, Albom and the two men of God explore issues that perplex modern man: how to endure when difficult things happen; what heaven is; intermarriage; forgiveness; doubting God; and the importance of faith in trying times. Although the texts, prayers, and histories are different, Albom begins to recognize a striking unity between the two worlds--and indeed, between beliefs everywhere. In the end, as the rabbi nears death and a harsh winter threatens the pastor's wobbly church, Albom sadly fulfills the rabbi's last request and writes the eulogy. And he finally understands what both men had been teaching all along: the profound comfort of believing in something bigger than yourself. Have a Little Faith is a book about a life's purpose; about losing belief and finding it again; about the divine spark inside us all. It is one man's journey, but it is everyone's story. Ten percent of the profits from this book will go to charity, including The Hole In The Roof Foundation, which helps refurbish places of worship that aid the homeless.

在天堂遇見的五個人

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◎ 繼《最後14堂星期二的課》之後,作者艾爾邦再次說出一個溫柔的故事,把人物描寫得深刻、豐富、溫暖而有智慧,讓人讀後念念不忘。 一個在遊樂園裡工作的老工人艾迪,退伍後就待在家鄉,每天重複同樣的工作。 他曾經想繼續升學,曾經想四處遊歷,然而他怨怪自己在戰爭中殘廢了的腿,怨怪那個性沈默然而暴躁易怒的父親,害得他放棄夢想,困在這個海灘小鎮。 他經常做惡夢,夢到同樣的大火。至親所愛都已過世,他剩下回憶作伴。他的生活,蒼白而無趣。可是,他仍然每天做著維修工作,就算不耐煩也還是會為小朋友做個小玩具。 83歲生日這一天,他為了救一個小女孩而喪了命。 上了天堂後,艾迪遇見五個曾經出現在他生命裡的人。這五人逐一說出自己的故事,說出他們是何時在人間與艾迪相遇,以及艾迪要在他們身上學習的功課。 艾迪逐漸領悟:原來,自己的生命裡一直都有別人的生命;而別人的故事與自己的故事,會在最無法預料的時空,產生交集。 作者以想像作為一種顏色,為你描繪了一種可能的天堂;他也以安靜作為一種語言,訴說出最滔滔不絕的情感。 這個故事深刻而有餘韻,它含有一股罕見的魔力,會讓你想要重新看待自己,看待人世。 假如你認為自己微不足道,讀過這本書後你會明白:每一個人都是重要的。我們來到人間,是為了與別人相遇。

The Five People You Meet in Heaven Teacher Guide

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The Five People You Meet in Heaven Teacher Guide by Novel Units, Inc. Staff,Pat Watson Summary

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.

Meniti Bianglala (Five People You Meet in Heaven)

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Eddie bekerja di taman hiburan hampir sepanjang hidupnya, memperbaiki dan merawat berbagai wahana. Tahun-tahun berlalu, dan Eddie merasa terperangkap dalam pekerjaan yang dirasanya tak berarti. Hari-harinya hanya berupa rutinitas kerja, kesepian, dan penyesalan. Pada ulang tahunnya yang ke-83, Eddie tewas dalam kecelakaan tragis ketika mencoba menyelamatkan seorang gadis kecil dari wahana yang rusak. Saat mengembuskan napas terakhir, terasa olehnya sepasang tangan kecil menggenggam tangannya. Ketika terjaga, dia mendapati dirinya di alam baka. Dan ternyata Surga bukanlah Taman Eden yang indah, melainkan tempat kehidupan manusia di dunia dijelaskan lima orang yang telah menunggu. Lima orang yang mungkin orang-orang yang kita kasihi, atau bahkan orang-orang yang tidak kita kenal, namun telah mengubah jalan hidup kita selamanya, tanpa kita sadari.

The Life of Death

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Tuesdays with Morrie

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Its been ten years since Mitch Albom first shared the wisdom of Morrie Schwartz with the world. Now twelve million copies later in a new afterword, Mitch Albom reflects again on the meaning of Morries life lessons and the gentle, irrevocable impact of their Tuesday sessions all those years ago. 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 rediscovered 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 Morrieis a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven Student Packet

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The Five People You Meet in Heaven Student Packet by Novel Units, Inc. Staff,Pat Watson Summary

From the author of the number one "New York Times "bestseller "Tuesdays with Morrie "comes this long-awaited follow-up. 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? A moving and profound contemporary fable, The Five People You Meet in Heaven is an important reminder of the interconnectedness of us all.

Las Cinco Personas Que Encontraras En El Cielo / The Five People You Meet in Heaven

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Las Cinco Personas Que Encontraras En El Cielo / The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom Summary

Weaves three stories about 83-year-old Eddie, the head maintenance person at Ruby Point Amusement park. Eddie meets 5 individuals in heaven each with a story to share, a secret to reveal and a lesson. They have profound meanings for Eddie on the real purpose of his life.

For One More Day International Edition

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For One More Day International Edition by Mitch Albom Summary

This is the story of Charley, a child of divorce who is always forced to choose between his mother and his father. He grows into a man and starts a family of his own. But one fateful weekend, he leaves his mother to secretly be with his father--and she dies while he is gone. This haunts him for years. It unravels his own young family. It leads him to depression and drunkenness. One night, he decides to take his life. But somewhere between this world and the next, he encounters his mother again, in their hometown, and gets to spend one last day with her--the day he missed and always wished he'd had. He asks the questions many of us yearn to ask, the questions we never ask while our parents are alive. By the end of this magical day, Charley discovers how little he really knew about his mother, the secret of how her love saved their family, and how deeply he wants the second chance to save his own.

The Five Jerks You Meet on Earth

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The Five Jerks You Meet on Earth by Ray Zardetto Summary

Ever wish that in the afterlife you'll be able to exact revenge on the people who made your life so miserable? The Five Jerks You Meet on Earth takes on that sidesplitting premise. Loser Al Mitchell finally gets a chance to win-even though he's dead. Al Mitchell is middle-aged, divorced, childless, balding, unemployed, stoop-shouldered, and dead--but these are the least of his problems. When Mitchell dies in a chaotic merry-go-round wreck, he goes to Heaven hoping to discover the meaning of his sad-sack life by meeting the five most influential people he's known. But too bad they're busy meeting with more important people! In their place, Al meets his grade school lunch lady, family plumber, and a hairdresser who turned down all of his romantic advances. So much for peace in the afterlife! Intent to make amends, Heaven's powers-that-be allow Mitchell to return to Earth (with help from a bumbling angel named Adrian) to achieve a goal even better than enlightenment. He gets to exact revenge on the five jerks who made his life so miserable! Ray Zardetto's The Five Jerks You Meet on Earth hilariously--but respectfully--parodies Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven. It turns the premise of that inspiring best-seller on its head--and it speaks to the avenging loser in all of us! For more about the book visit www.thefivejerksyoumeetonearth.com

Forgive Me If I've Told You This Before

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Forgive Me If I've Told You This Before by Karelia Stetz-Waters Summary

At high school beginning in 1989, shy, intelligent Triinu comes to realize that she is a lesbian--and in love--just as her home state of Oregon is debating Measure 9, which would allow discrimination against gay people.