The Five People You Meet In Heaven

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Published on April 22, 2008

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Forgiveness and acceptance are not just creations by a fiction writer. Explore the redemption of all creation

The Five People You Meet in Heaven Continuing the conversation and answering the questions

The Author Mitch Albom – Detroit Free Press sports columnist and novelist Inspired by his real uncle Eddie

Mitch Albom – Detroit Free Press sports columnist and novelist

Inspired by his real uncle Eddie

The Story in a Nutshell Eddie a lonely man who feels unimportant dies and goes to Heaven He meets 5 people there who tell him his life really mattered He discovers forgiveness and acceptance

Eddie a lonely man who feels unimportant dies and goes to Heaven

He meets 5 people there who tell him his life really mattered

He discovers forgiveness and acceptance

The Real Questions Why are we here? What difference will my life make? Why do bad things happen to good people?

Why are we here?

What difference will my life make?

Why do bad things happen to good people?

Albom’s Picture Life and the afterlife are separated They are eternally bound emotionally Our lives are not individual stories – they are one BIG story

Life and the afterlife are separated

They are eternally bound emotionally

Our lives are not individual stories – they are one BIG story

Albom’s View of Forgiveness That was how God was encountered You get a second chance to forgive and be forgiven Afterlife is all the passion and love on earth without the guilt, shame, and ignorance

That was how God was encountered

You get a second chance to forgive and be forgiven

Afterlife is all the passion and love on earth without the guilt, shame, and ignorance

Could it be. . . That the questions we struggle with are the same as the answers Christ gave us Should we expect to figure it out before heaven?

That the questions we struggle with are the same as the answers Christ gave us

Should we expect to figure it out before heaven?

Some Truth Christ is the object of saving faith Not goodness Heaven is about God, not us Not our healing, but His glory

Christ is the object of saving faith

Not goodness

Heaven is about God, not us

Not our healing, but His glory

Living with Heaven in Mind We are aliens and strangers in this land and should want a better place (Heb. 11:13-16) Redemption extends to all of creation (Romans 8) God will dwell with us (Revelation 21-22) We should be looking forward by living a life that is at peace with Him (2 Peter 3:13-14)

We are aliens and strangers in this land and should want a better place (Heb. 11:13-16)

Redemption extends to all of creation (Romans 8)

God will dwell with us (Revelation 21-22)

We should be looking forward by living a life that is at peace with Him (2 Peter 3:13-14)

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