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

The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom is a mystery set on Lake
Michigan in the small town of Coldwater. Tess Rafferty receives a phone call. She
is unable to get to the phone in time to answer it, and the caller leaves a message
on ...

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Publisher: Instaread Summaries

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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...

Bestseller

Scott Turow's Identical (#4) contributed toward readers' interest in lawyers and
legal thrillers at this time. Meanwhile, Wally Lamb returned to the list with We Are
Water and Mitch Albom returned with The First Phone Call from Heaven.

Author: Robert McParland

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538110008

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 575

This book looks at the bestselling titles since the early 20th century. The author considers how the popular circulation of these books reflected America’s consciousness and tastes at different junctures in the country's history.

The Time Keeper

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Author: Mitch Albom

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1401304702

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 885

From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most imaginative novel yet, The Time Keeper--a compelling fable about the first man on Earth to count the hours. The man who became Father Time. In Mitch Albom's exceptional work of fiction, the inventor of the world's first clock is punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time. He returns to our world--now dominated by the hour-counting he so innocently began--and commences a journey with two unlikely partners: one a teenage girl who is about to give up on life, the other a wealthy old businessman who wants to live forever. To save himself, he must save them both. And stop the world to do so. Told in Albom's signature spare, evocative prose, this remarkably original tale will inspire readers everywhere to reconsider their own notions of time, how they spend it, and how precious it truly is.

Next Person You Meet in Heaven

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 ...

Author: Mitch Albom

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 9780063063556

Category:

Page: 288

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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.

Heaven Came to Me

A short time later, I opened my cell phone to start making calls to relatives, and I
see. ... If I had accidentally “pocket dialed” a phone number, I probably would
have hit one of the first numbers, but, in fact, I did not call Patty Temple or anyone
 ...

Author: Marlene Sommer

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1630475661

Category: Self-Help

Page: 126

View: 929

An inspiring account of God’s many miraculous interventions in one woman’s life. When Marlene Sommer was an innocent five-year-old, she suffered devastating abuse at the hands of a minister. As a consequence, her entire childhood was haunted by nightmares of this traumatic event. But God came to the rescue that fateful day by comforting her with His loving presence, the first of many astonishing physical contacts with God throughout her life. This remarkable collection of events will inspire readers with the many miraculous moments Marlene has experienced. Whether she was suffering through a personal loss or comforting a friend, truly improbable circumstances converging at just the right moments will convince you that God does interact with our lives through tangible signs from above. God revealed His presence and love in her most challenging times. These true and astounding life experiences will reaffirm your faith in God, who shows His presence in quiet and reticent manners or in gallant, glorious ways. Heaven Came to Me is a book about an ordinary person who has been touched by the extraordinary. Marlene’s amazing lessons taught her how to endure many daunting struggles and heartbreaking adversities that ultimately brought her to a cherished personal relationship with God. These riveting accounts will give you chills, bring you to tears, make you smile, offer you comfort, and leave you awestruck. Ultimately, Marlene’s stories affirm that our true purpose in life is to help and to comfort others through their own hardships and sorrows in life. In the process, Heaven Came to Me may persuade those who doubt the existence of God—and delight those who already believe.

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: 383

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.

Real Messages from Heaven Book 2

Her first grandchild, Peggy Culbert, at the age of five in 1960, held a special
place in her grandma's heart. Grandma ... Twentyeight years later, in 1988,
Peggy received a phone call from her brother and sisterinlaw in Mount Wolf,
Pennsylvania.

Author: Faye Aldridge

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768485762

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Inspiring Stories of Supernatural Encounters What if death was only a beginning? What if there was a supernatural world where angels intervened in people’s lives, heaven and hell were real places, and the decisions made today impacted your afterlife? This is the message highlighting every story presented in Real Messages II. Author Faye Aldridge has assembled an inspirational collection of short stories showcasing multiple supernatural encounters. Each testimony brims with hope, representing unique accounts of normal people experiencing the unseen world. These stories are certain to: Bring you comfort through revealing the reality and glory of heaven Stir confidence in the protective presence of God’s angels Open your eyes to the unseen realm of the supernatural Challenge you to share the Gospel with those bound for a Christ-less eternity Prepare for an encounter with living hope in these amazing testimonies of the afterlife, divine intervention, and the miraculous.

Escape from Heaven

The only message was a call from my ex - wife , the rock star , reminding me that
the semester's USC tuition was due . ... luck dating the first dozen single women
in the phone book than the women I'd met through classified ads , the Internet ...

Author: J. Neil Schulman

Publisher: Pulpless.Com

ISBN: 9781584451921

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 657

An L.A. radio talk-show host is sent on a mission from God that takes him to Heaven -- then back to earth -- on a rollercoaster adventure that includes meetings with the most famous celebrities in Heaven and on earth.

Tears from Heaven Voices from Hell

Diane Robertson. I spent Thanksgiving 1985 at my friend, Chris Meek's home in
Keller, Texas. ... That evening I received a phone call from my girlfriend (Kim). ...
We first met in 1990 but we didn't realize that until we had talked for a little while.

Author: Diane Robertson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469721903

Category: Political Science

Page: 418

View: 912

In Tears From Heaven; Voices From Hell capital punishment issues are discussed from the viewpoint of the victims of violent crime and from those condemned to die on America's death rows. Explore the pros and cons of this controversial issue from those who have experienced the pain first hand: victims and death row inmates.

Jewish Stories from Heaven and Earth

the tenth of December 1996, I went to La Honda, California, a small, isolated
town on the spine of the last mountain range before the Pacific ... On a Saturday
morning in 1966, when I was still living in New Jersey, I received a phone call
from the personnel manager at the ... Accepting the engagement, I called Herb
Blayman—my friend and then first-desk clarinet at the Met—in the nearby town of
Tenafly to ...

Author: Dov Peretz Elkins

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 1580233635

Category: Religion

Page: 279

View: 731

This inspiring collection of stories, compiled by the well-known author, editor and anthologist Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins, encourages readers to reflect on the wonder, meaning and purpose of life by tapping into the core values, ethics, beliefs, history and emotions of life from a Jewish perspective. Chapters tell about:?Simple Goodness?Hope and Endurance?Continuity and Tradition?Lessons Learned?Light Out of the Holocaust?Great Escapes?Words of the Wise?Providence?IsraelPersonal and profound, this is a book that will send a chill up the spine, bring a tear to the eye, and warm the heart?collected by the co-editor of the New York Times best-selling Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul.

Duck Hunter Shoots Angel

THE STORY: DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL is the uproarious story of two bumbling Alabama brothers who have never shot a duck but think they shot an angel.

Author: Mitch Albom

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822222200

Category: Drama

Page: 59

View: 642

THE STORY: DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL is the uproarious story of two bumbling Alabama brothers who have never shot a duck but think they shot an angel. As they lament their fates in a murky swamp, they are chased by a cynical tabloid journalist and h


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

View: 473

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.

Save Me a Place in Heaven

Call a business (other than a pizza delivery joint) today and chances are almost
certain that your call will be first answered by a computer with a message and ...
Aword to the wise, don't even think about calling any type of government office.

Author: Jerry Deriso

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469119455

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 354

View: 382

His fathers death prompted him to preserve his family memories for his descendents, but the writing quickly grew into a life essay on farm life, Southern cooking, dogs, small-town life in the 1950s, and the demise of our current culture. The book is written in the authors voice and evokes feelings of Sams, Grizzard, and Rooney. He believes our culture is being slowly destroyed from within by small dogs, cats, bad barbecue, kudzu, fat-free ice cream, cell phones, e-mail, the Internet, childproof lids, hard plastic security packaging, iPods, video players in automobiles, kids not being raised right, rudeness, fast food, moms who dont cook, high school graduates who cant read, long-winded preachers, the disappearance of real Southern cooking, and the popularity of instant grits, Diet Pepsi, and unsweetened tea. His familys history is a goldmine of great food, quirky characters, outlandish actions, and bodacious behavior; he has mined it shamelessly and offers no apologies.

Children from Heaven and When God Speaks

I was a little afraid no one would let me in and listen to me about wanting to go to
school. I know some of ... The principal made a few phone calls and was told it
was okay for me to start school. They asked ... at first until I got use to it. I was in a
 ...

Author: Shelba Wilbur

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426946473

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 644

Author Shelba Wilbur presents a collection of her writings, including the novella "Children from Heaven" and a collection of short stories titled "When God Speaks." "Children from Heaven" tells the story of Addie, who lost her husband, David, in a tragic automobile accident caused by an intoxicated driver. He was the love of her life. They had prayed to God for children throughout their marriage, but He kept saying "Be patient." Once David was gone, Addie struggled with what to do with her life, feeling as though their patience had been in vain. Then one day Addie opened her door to a friend, and her life changed forever. There, with her friend, stood four young boys who needed a place to live and someone to take care of them. They moved in with Addie, and as her family took root, Addie finally understood why God counseled her to be patient. Mama Addie's family became her legacy! "When God Speaks" presents a collection of inspirational short stories about the very special relationship that each person builds with God. These are the stories of people from many walks of life, people who listen when God speaks. They listen not only with their ears, but also with their hearts. Their stories are a testament to God's love.

Heaven Sent Me Kevin

This. Week. Was. a. Good. Week,. Until ... It was a Thursday, and I hadn't gotten a
call from Kevin's school all week. This was unusual because I was used to getting
phone calls at least twice a week, and it was usually the first part of the week.

Author: Sunnie Williams

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 161777409X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 147

View: 617

I just held him for hours, trying to calm him down. As I held him, I could only pray to ask God to help me because I didn't know what was happening. I never expected for him to react this way to the voices in his head because he referred to the voices as his friends and he had once told me that he didn't want them to go away. This is the heartfelt true story of a woman who vowed to provide the best life possible for her precious son Kevin. When Kevin was five years old, he was diagnosed with ADHD and at the age of nine he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Throughout the many struggles of being a single mother of four, her strength came from her personal relationship with God and unconditional love for her son. You'll be amazed with Sunnie's calm approach and invaluable insight into Kevin's world.

Heaven s Hammers

n Sunday night, July 16, 2006, I got a phone call from another agent; I believe it
came from Eric Lerohl, a hardworking first-office agent assigned in Salt Lake City.
The call was brief and to the point: “A five-year-old girl has turned up missing this
 ...

Author: Steve Fillerup

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 149901077X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

View: 840

This memoir begins on the reservation of the White Mountain Apaches in Arizona when a tribal police officer is laid to rest after being assaulted and murdered by two suspected burglars. The book concludes with the author's interrogation of a "routine" suspect in the case of a five-year-old girl who has gone missing for a week. In between these events, the author describes his career journey as an FBI special agent, a journey that sometimes produces success and vindication for crime victims and, sadly, investigations ending in failure. The author, a rather sheltered son of religious parents, navigates a troubled world of darkness, crime and sin.

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: 9780446515368

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 281

View: 581

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

My First Steps in the Ministry

When I received the phone call from Sister Kay informing me that the pastor
wanted me to speak today, I went before the Lord and asked him to lay on my
heart a sermon other than the one I had been thinking about. Then the Lord
spoke to me ...

Author: Leverna Williams

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781467834711

Category: Self-Help

Page: 100

View: 933

Today there are so many distractions thatturnusaway from what we are called to do. We willingly indulge in thepleasures of life instead of following the perfect plan that God already has for each of our lives. Ifwe look honestly at our own lives, we will see that we are turning to so many differentthings and peopleto help solve theproblems we face in life. My First Steps in the Ministry looks into the life of an ordinary manto see howone can choose to answer the greatest call in life; doing the work ofthe Lord. By submitting your plans and will to the will of God one will come to realize that the only way tomake it through the vicissitudes of life is to gotheway thatis orderedby Jesus Christ our Lord. My First Steps in the Ministry shares with allhow to step into their destinythrough experiencesthat willhelp them find their way to a fulfilled life with Christ. Isnt it time you letgo of your past and let Godwalk youinto your future (Psalm 51:10-12)? Just realize that its not too late to turn your life around.