The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Book Review – The Mastermind Within
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I vaguely remember when exactly I read this but I remember I read this couple of months before I broke up with my current-boyfriend and it was around the end of the year.
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Maybe September-October to November. It is significant to know when I read because it is one of the reasons why this book just stays in my mind. I pictured myself as Eddie. An old man with so many bruises physically and emotionally draging the last breath he had to carry before he died and saved a little girl's life.
With a cause he died which for me is amazing! Then he met the five people that bumped into his life for a second and even for a lifetime that he might didn't remember or know them before when he was alive.
These five people were there to answer all of his unanswered questions about his life and why God had purposes with him in his life even when he thought that he had no value at all - This too amazes me still; have you EVER wondered why are you here on earth? And the story evolved from there. And all the classic questions that I believe WE all are facing now are written so nicely by Albom.
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With jokes, with poems, with simple everyday words. Albom didn't preach within this book which I think it is the risk of writing such subject - and the fact that he didn't preach makes it universal for all races and religions to read.
And be spiritually touched. And so how does this effect on me with the broke-up? I was angry all the time and didn't understand why I was treated so bad by a man and how I thought I have not a value to go on. Then a friend's death which rolled me back to the time I read this book in the first place reminds me of how life goes on and how life NEEDS to go on.
God has purposes with us, even if it means only to be a bell-boy of a grand hotel, or to be a mistress, or to be a virgin queen or to be an ordinary guy standing on the train station. We should be purposeful in our interactions with others to make the world a better place.
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The rest of this post includes a summary of The Five People You Meet in Heaven, my takeaways, and my recommendation for you. Eddie is an 83 year old man working at Ruby Pier.
Ruby Pier is a fantastic attraction and amusement park for all ages and Eddie has been a ride operator and mechanic for many years. Today is the last day of his life. After death, Eddie goes to heaven and meets 5 people. Instead of experiencing a lush garden of paradise, Eddie finds Heaven to be a place where your earthly life is explained to you by a number of people. Each person helps Eddie understand different parts and the unseen connections of his life.
In addition to helping Eddie, I found that the lessons those people leave can apply in our lives. The Blue Man was part of the freakshow attractions at Ruby Pier, where people could stare at others who were not normal.
The Blue Man became blue because he drank silver nitrate poison in an attempt to help him with stomach problems. Over time, the poison changed the color of his skin! The Blue Man tells the story of his death. One day, The Blue Man borrowed a car to practice his driving. Eddie was a young boy and was playing baseball in the yard. Eddie missed a ball and went to chase after it in the street. The Blue Man nearly hits Eddie, but swerves and keeps driving.
The Blue Man is bothered by the event and stressed out. He has a heart attack and crashes in a nearby alley while Eddie is safe.
The Blue Man goes on to tell Eddie the lesson to be learned from this event. That we are all connected. That you can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind. We may not realize it, but someone will be affected. You never quite know what the impact of a simple good deed will do for someone else!
While in Vietnam, Eddie and his fellow soldiers were captured.
For months, they were held in captivity and forced to work in a coal mine. Finally one night, Eddie was able to distract the guards with his juggling skills and the rest of the men took out the guards.
After the escape, the soldiers burned down the village with gas and fire. As the village was burning, Eddie thought he saw a shadow in one of the burning huts. To get him out of there, the captain shot Eddie in the leg and they got out of their safely.
The captain then shares his story.