The First Phone Call From Heaven

Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out. This is a story about the power of belief - and a page-turner that will touch your soul.

Author: Mitch Albom

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405517387

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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One last chance. What would you say? When the residents of a small town on Lake Michigan start receiving phone calls from the afterlife, they all become the subject of widespread attention. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out. This is a story about the power of belief - and a page-turner that will touch your soul. The internationally bestselling and inspirational author of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven, returns with his most moving, surprising and compelling novel yet. The perfect introduction, or re-introduction, to the masterful storytelling of one of the best-loved writers of our time.

The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom A 30 minute Summary

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Category: Fiction

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom | A 30-minute Summary Inside this Instaread Summary:Overview of the entire bookIntroduction to the Important people in the bookSummary and analysis of all the chapters in the bookKey Takeaways of the bookA Reader's Perspective Preview of this summary: Chapter 1 Tess Rafferty receives the first phone call at her home in Coldwater, Michigan. She is not able to get to the phone in time, and the call goes to the answering machine. When she plays the message back, she is stunned to hear her mother’s voice on the line. Her mother has been dead for four years. The police chief of Coldwater, Jack Sellers, receives the second call. His phone call is from his son, Robbie, who died while on a tour of duty as a soldier in Afghanistan. Katherine Yellin receives the third call. Her call is from her dead sister, Diane. She immediately goes to tell the minister of her church, Pastor Warren, about the call. He has been counseling her, trying to help her deal with her grief. Sullivan Harding is released from prison. He is picked up by his parents and his son and taken home. Chapter 2 Sully Harding walked to the Davidson & Sons Funeral Home to pick up his wife, Giselle’s, cremated remains. While there, he meets Horace Belfin, the funeral director. Tess Rafferty receives another phone call. She is sure the voice belongs to her dead mother. The voice speaks the same way her mother did when she was alive. On a Friday one week after the first call, Police Chief Jack Sellers receives a second call from his dead son. The voice tells Jack that it is awesome where he is and that there are no bad days there. He tells his father that he should not worry about what comes next...

Summary of the First Phone Call from Heaven

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Author: Instaread Summaries

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781499644388

Category: Religion

Page: 126

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom | A 30-minute Summary Inside this Instaread Summary: Overview of the entire book Introduction to the Important people in the book Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book Key Takeaways of the book A Reader's Perspective Preview of this summary: Chapter 1 Tess Rafferty receives the first phone call at her home in Coldwater, Michigan. She is not able to get to the phone in time, and the call goes to the answering machine. When she plays the message back, she is stunned to hear her mother's voice on the line. Her mother has been dead for four years. The police chief of Coldwater, Jack Sellers, receives the second call. His phone call is from his son, Robbie, who died while on a tour of duty as a soldier in Afghanistan. Katherine Yellin receives the third call. Her call is from her dead sister, Diane. She immediately goes to tell the minister of her church, Pastor Warren, about the call. He has been counseling her, trying to help her deal with her grief. Sullivan Harding is released from prison. He is picked up by his parents and his son and taken home. Chapter 2 Sully Harding walked to the Davidson & Sons Funeral Home to pick up his wife, Giselle's, cremated remains. While there, he meets Horace Belfin, the funeral director. Tess Rafferty receives another phone call. She is sure the voice belongs to her dead mother. The voice speaks the same way her mother did when she was alive. On a Friday one week after the first call, Police Chief Jack Sellers receives a second call from his dead son. The voice tells Jack that it is awesome where he is and that there are no bad days there. He tells his father that he should not worry about what comes next...


The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Weaves three stories about 83-year-old Eddie, the head maintenance person at Ruby Point Amusement park.

Author: Mitch Albom

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780756989989

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

View: 220

A bitter 83-year-old war veteran who believes his life is meaningless dies while trying to save a little girl and finds himself in heaven, where five people from his past explain what his years on Earth really meant.

And the Winner is

Having the bad luck to die the night before the Oscars after having finally been nominated, self-obsessed movie star Tyler Johnes bargains with a heavenly gatekeeper to allow him to return to Earth for the Academy Awards ceremony to see if ...

Author: Mitch Albom

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822222217

Category: Drama

Page: 43

View: 345

Having the bad luck to die the night before the Oscars after having finally been nominated, self-obsessed movie star Tyler Johnes bargains with a heavenly gatekeeper to allow him to return to Earth for the Academy Awards ceremony to see if he won.



Mitch Albom s Tuesdays with Morrie

THE STORY: TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor.

Author: Jeffrey Hatcher

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822221883

Category: Drama

Page: 43

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THE STORY: TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie's

Lord of the Boat

The story is narrated by Benji, one of the passengers, who recounts the events in a notebook that is later discovered--a year later--when the empty life raft washes up on the island of Montserrat.

Author: Mitch Albom

Publisher: HarperLuxe

ISBN: 9780063118355

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 314

What would happen if we called on God for help and God actually appeared? In Mitch Albom's profound new novel of hope and faith, a group of shipwrecked passengers pull a strange man from the sea. He claims to be "the Lord." And he says he can only save them if they all believe in him. Adrift in a raft after a deadly ship explosion, nine people struggle for survival at sea. Three days pass. Short on water, food and hope, they spot a man floating in the waves. They pull him in. "Thank the Lord we found you," a passenger says. "I am the Lord," the man whispers. So begins Mitch Albom's most beguiling and inspiring novel yet. Albom has written of heaven in the celebrated number one bestsellers The Five People You Meet in Heaven and The First Phone Call from Heaven. Now, for the first time in his fiction, he ponders what we would do if, after crying out for divine help, God actually appeared before us? What might the Lord look, sound and act like? In The Stranger in the Lifeboat, Albom keeps us guessing until the end: Is this strange and quiet man really who he claims to be? What actually happened to cause the explosion? Are the survivors already in heaven, or are they in hell? The story is narrated by Benji, one of the passengers, who recounts the events in a notebook that is later discovered--a year later--when the empty life raft washes up on the island of Montserrat. It falls to the island's chief inspector, Jarty LeFleur, a man battling his own demons, to solve the mystery of what really happened. A fast-paced, compelling novel that makes you ponder your deepest beliefs, The Stranger in the Lifeboat suggests that answers to our prayers may be found where we least expect them.

The Stranger in the Lifeboat

The story is narrated by Benji, one of the passengers, who recounts the events in a notebook that is later discovered--a year later--when the empty life raft washes up on the island of Montserrat.

Author: Mitch Albom

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 9780062888341

Category:

Page: 224

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What would happen if we called on God for help and God actually appeared? In Mitch Albom's profound new novel of hope and faith, a group of shipwrecked passengers pull a strange man from the sea. He claims to be "the Lord." And he says he can only save them if they all believe in him. Adrift in a raft after a deadly ship explosion, nine people struggle for survival at sea. Three days pass. Short on water, food and hope, they spot a man floating in the waves. They pull him in. "Thank the Lord we found you," a passenger says. "I am the Lord," the man whispers. So begins Mitch Albom's most beguiling and inspiring novel yet. Albom has written of heaven in the celebrated number one bestsellers The Five People You Meet in Heaven and The First Phone Call from Heaven. Now, for the first time in his fiction, he ponders what we would do if, after crying out for divine help, God actually appeared before us? What might the Lord look, sound and act like? In The Stranger in the Lifeboat, Albom keeps us guessing until the end: Is this strange and quiet man really who he claims to be? What actually happened to cause the explosion? Are the survivors already in heaven, or are they in hell? The story is narrated by Benji, one of the passengers, who recounts the events in a notebook that is later discovered--a year later--when the empty life raft washes up on the island of Montserrat. It falls to the island's chief inspector, Jarty LeFleur, a man battling his own demons, to solve the mystery of what really happened. A fast-paced, compelling novel that makes you ponder your deepest beliefs, The Stranger in the Lifeboat suggests that answers to our prayers may be found where we least expect them.


Finding Chika

Told in hindsight, and through illuminating conversations with Chika herself, this is Albom at his most poignant and vulnerable.

Author: Mitch Albom

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780062952400

Category:

Page: 256

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"Mitch Albom has done it again with this moving memoir of love and loss. You can't help but fall for Chika. A page-turner that will no doubt become a classic." --Mary Karr, author of The Liars' Club and The Art of Memoir From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tuesdays With Morrie comes Mitch Albom's most personal story to date: an intimate and heartwarming memoir about what it means to be a family and the young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart. Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in a landscape of extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to The Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Albom operates in Port Au Prince. With no children of their own, the forty-plus children who live, play, and go to school at the orphanage have become family to Mitch and his wife, Janine. Chika's arrival makes a quick impression. Brave and self-assured, even as a three-year-old, she delights the other kids and teachers. But at age five, Chika is suddenly diagnosed with something a doctor there says, "No one in Haiti can help you with." Mitch and Janine bring Chika to Detroit, hopeful that American medical care can soon return her to her homeland. Instead, Chika becomes a permanent part of their household, and their lives, as they embark on a two-year, around-the-world journey to find a cure. As Chika's boundless optimism and humor teach Mitch the joys of caring for a child, he learns that a relationship built on love, no matter what blows it takes, can never be lost. Told in hindsight, and through illuminating conversations with Chika herself, this is Albom at his most poignant and vulnerable. Finding Chika is a celebration of a girl, her adoptive guardians, and the incredible bond they formed--a devastatingly beautiful portrait of what it means to be a family, regardless of how it is made.

Tuesdays with Morrie

Its been ten years since Mitch Albom first shared the wisdom of Morrie Schwartz with the world.

Author: Mitch Albom

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458798437

Category: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Page: 196

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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.


Teardrops from Heaven

going on for me . ” A fissure appeared in relationships for the first time and
steadily widened . “ They didn ' t understand my inability to return a phone call .
Friends would call and say , “ I ' ve left you three or four messages and you haven
' t ...

Author: Sandra M. Bradshaw

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780965915014

Category:

Page: 78

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Laws of Heaven

After the phone call , the FBI made copies of the tape and distributed them
throughout the country . Agents on the scene in Montana realized at once that
this new evidence pointed to a young man who had been one of their original
suspects .

Author: Michael Gallagher

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 322

View: 581

Profiles over nineteen Catholic activists, discussing the sacrifices they have made for their beliefs over such issues as Central America, the death penalty, and nuclear weapons

Boots from Heaven

In the kitchen , everything was ready , and gradually we went close to the phone .
... That ' s it ! She ' s coming . It was impressive , this first meeting . It was the end
of the past , the phone calls and writing , and the beginning of recapturing ...

Author: Janet L. Howard

Publisher: Cross Cultural Publications/Crossroads

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 271

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Bo

The tough, irascible head football coach at the University of Michigan reflects on more than twenty years in the athletic limelight, sharing thoughts and anecdotes about memorable players, coaches, and games

Author: Bo Schembechler

Publisher: Grand Central Pub

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 301

View: 712

The tough, irascible head football coach at the University of Michigan reflects on more than twenty years in the athletic limelight, sharing thoughts and anecdotes about memorable players, coaches, and games

Dropped from Heaven

Abraham and Dina saw the boy smile for the first time when he dressed for
school . He ran a clean ... Two hours after leaving the boy in school , Abraham
received a phone call from the headmaster asking him to come and take Nathoo
home .

Author: Sophie Judah

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 243

View: 995

A debut anthology of short fiction journeys inside the world of Indian Jews to explore the ways in which the modern world has transformed this ancient community in eighteen short stories that include "Hannah and Benjamin," "Nathoo," and "Old Man Moses," in which a lonely and imperious man finds his life transformed by the visit of his Israeli grandson and his girlfriend. 20,000 first printing.