Posted by: Calmseas (Mike) | December 21, 2015

The Five People You Meet In Heaven

Five PeopleIf you want something to read that will really oil the gears in your brain, pick up a copy of “The Five People You Meet In Heaven.” I read this with the my grandkids in Texas over Thanksgiving break. Then tonight my wife and I watched the movie on Netflix. The movie is very faithful to the book, and I recommend them both, but I would read the book, then watch the movie.

Be forewarned that, regardless of your religious background, you will find this to be horrible theology, but don’t get hung up on that. Theology is not the point of the book. It is a fantasy constructed to get you to think about the things that are really important in this life, and to think about your place in the grand scheme of this grand adventure that we are all on.

It is not a book about death and the afterlife; it is a book about affirming life, here and now.  I think it is a wonderful read, especially during Christmastime when we really pause to consider the people in our lives and the importance of our relationships.



  1. It was a great movie. And I didn’t read the book.

  2. Nice to see you writing, again. The book sounds good. 🙂

  3. Nice to hear from you Robin. We stopped in at Audie’s for dinner and one of your fabulous desserts last September. They said you have retired, but it was really neat to see your name on the menu! 🙂

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