The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom Review + Props! Award + Giveaway!
5/5 Burgs + Props! Award
The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom Review
What would you do if a deceased loved one started calling from Heaven?
Albom once again picks a great controversial scenario to explore in his new book The First Phone Call From Heaven. From page 1 you know already feel that this is definitely going to be another “Albom Classic” and he doesn’t disappoint.
We are very happy to award The First Phone Call From Heaven with a LazyDay.ca Props! Award!
A small town always seem have it’s share of local gossip, but once the news spreads of local residents receiving phone calls from Heaven, Coldwater Michigan is flooded with controversy. As news of these phone calls from heaven make it to national media outlets all Hell breaks loose.
Not everyone gets a call but those who do are just as varied in their beliefs as they are in person. A disbelieving cop who lost his son, a religious woman who lost her sister, a still grieving daughter, and other quite unexpected calls become a blessing to some and a curse to others. The characters were always faced with a variety of emotions ranging from fear, religious fever, anger, doubt, outright disbelief and of course hope. Albom has very carefully sampled and then crafted his characters to at first represent somewhat of a stereotypical line of thinking, but as the reader progresses they will find shared thoughts and connections in every character.
Albom really sets up his story well while always creating more and more intrigue. It isn’t a long read but it is one that you aren’t going to want to miss. It raises a lot of great internal questions which will leave you wanting more. The First Phone Call From Heaven is a great book for anyone who has ever lost someone close and wished for closure, so pretty much everyone. Expect to read this in one session, I did, twice.
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As this won a Props! Award, this is a great gift choice for the any reader this holiday season and so we included it in our #LazyDayGifts Guide. We just have a feeling most people won’t throw this one on a puzzle shelf or use it as a coaster. Our friend Special Agent K
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Rating: 5/5 Props Award Winner!
Author: Mitch Albom
Subject: Adult, Contemporary
Release Date: November 12, 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada