Mitch Albom is one of my favorite authors. I recently met him at a local library and was struck by his humble attitude, openness, and sincerity with the many who came to see him speak and get in line for his signature on their newly purchased book titled The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, the sequel to the bestselling book The Five People You Meet in Heaven.
You might want to read the first book first, but I haven’t found it necessary to do so in order to get the impact of this sequel. The sequel is a heavenly consideration of how our lives are connected and intertwined in ways unbeknownst to us while we are living.
The book’s main character Annie was bullied by others as a child and haunted by something she just cannot seem to remember. After marrying her childhood sweetheart, her marriage is quickly ended through her death and subsequent journey to the heavens. Through the author’s imaginative twists, the people in heaven demonstrate to Annie how and why her life was important, and that every life matters, but we must be open to seeing and accepting.
If you will read this book with me in the month of November, we can all “talk about it” through comments later in the month!
I think you’ll find it a life-changer as we are all aging gracefully.