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“A beautifully rendered tale of faith and redemption that makes us think, feel, and hope-—and then doubt and then believe, as only Mitch Albom can make us do. (A pdf document will open in a new window. On the day the world received its first phone call from heaven, Tess Rafferty was unwrapping a box of tea bags. The First Phone Call from Heaven tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from.
Ancient Near East[ edit ] Mesopotamia[ edit ] Ruins of the Ekur temple in Nippur , believed by the ancient Mesopotamians to be the "Dur-an-ki", the "mooring-rope" of heaven and earth. Only the gods dwell with Shamash forever. In the Song of Kumarbi , Alalu was king in heaven for nine years before giving birth to his son, Anu. Anu was himself overthrown by his son, Kumarbi.
Hundley, the text in both of these instances is ambiguous regarding the significance of the actions being described  and in neither of these cases does the text explain what happened to the subject afterwards.
Descriptions of heaven in the New Testament are more fully developed than those in the Old Testament, but are still generally vague. In traditional Christianity, it is considered a state or condition of existence rather than a particular place somewhere in the cosmos of the supreme fulfillment of theosis in the beatific vision of the Godhead.
In most forms of Christianity , heaven is also understood as the abode for the redeemed dead in the afterlife , usually a temporary stage before the resurrection of the dead and the saints ' return to the New Earth. The resurrected Jesus is said to have ascended to heaven where he now sits at the Right Hand of God and will return to earth in the Second Coming. Various people have been said to have entered heaven while still alive , including Enoch , Elijah and Jesus himself, after his resurrection.
According to Roman Catholic teaching , Mary, mother of Jesus , is also said to have been assumed into heaven and is titled the Queen of Heaven. The characters were extremely well crafted and they become totally "fleshed" out over the course of the book.
One can easily see how the claim that so many folks from the same area had all received phone calls from "heaven" from their loved ones.. This book is not religious. I think that was the biggest surprise. It's about what may lay on the "other" side.. It's inspirational without being preachy. Totally enjoyed it. In some ways.. It brought it's own comfort.
And, any book that can do that.. Just last week, my family was talking about the people who have had the greatest influence on our lives. My answer was a wonderful priest who, due to, or in spite of! Because he believed, he helped me to do so as well, and as they say "it has made all the difference".
Miracles, I believe, are most often a personal and private gift from God and the greatest gift in it all is the desire to believe. Augustine of Hippo.
Paperback Verified download. Mitch Albom has developed a stellar career in writing thoughtful and imaginative books that bring wisdom and inspiration to the reader see The Five People You Meet in Heaven, One More Day, and Tuesdays with Morrie, for example. The First Phone Call from Heaven follows quite reasonably in this vein of meaningful literature. Though the story is fictional, it bears the ring of possibility and touches the heart and soul throughout.
The plot centers on the sudden onset of phone calls from deceased loved ones received by a handful of people in the small town of Coldwater, Michigan.
The voices on the phone are unmistakably those of these beloved spirits and provide short but powerful comments about life and the afterlife to the recipients. As word leaks out, reporters, photographers, believers, and protestors descend on the town creating their own chaos and questions.
Are these calls really being made from Heaven? Are they legitimate? Do they prove the existence of a Heavenly afterlife? Are they some kind of elaborate hoax? Why would someone do such a thing? How could it be?
Why are all the calls to residents of one area and always on Fridays? Why do some who long for contact with their lost loved ones not favored with calls? If you enjoy your fiction with a big dose of inspiration, this book is for you.
I found the mystery to be quite involving even as I was touched deeply by the feelings of the characters in this unlikely story. Considered simply as a mystery story, the book delivers interesting and sympathetic characters, some believable red herrings, a strong sense of time and place, and a couple of unexpected twists and turns. Considered as an inspirational discussion, the book delivers a good number of "wow" moments, unexpected insights about spiritual matters, and pithy points of wisdom.
Taken together, there is much to recommend in this book. Whether you believe spirits can contact people living physical lives or you maintain a skeptical or unbelieving attitude, I heartily recommend you get this book and read it with an open mind.
It may change your thinking and it will definitely caress your heart. Mass Market Paperback Verified download. Some days you simply need a feel good story. A story that will restore your faith in the universe. The first phone call is received by Tess Rafferty who happens to live in the small town of Coldwater, Michigan.
It is from her deceased mother; and the call's message brings much comfort to Tess. Shortly thereafter, a select few other residents of the town receive calls of their own from a deceased relative, friend, or business associate.
Are these calls real? Can they be real? Is there truly a hot-line to heaven? As news of the calls spreads the local police as well as all denominations of the local clergy find themselves thrust into the center of attention. On the other side of this reality is Sullivan Harding. His story is one of despair and he tries to shield his young son from believing that his deceased mother will call him on a toy phone. Sullivan sets out to prove that this entire scenario is a hoax.
But with the town becoming overrun with believers, news reporters, and protesters he has a tough time. This story is enchanting, humorous, serious, and believable. The characters are finely drawn and soon become old friends.
Overall an easy read and an uplifting one.
The story itself will have you second guessing the verity of the phone calls but the ending will have you believing that those on the 'other side' are listening, if not communicating. See all 3, reviews. site Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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