The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom

The First Phone Call from Heaven

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 the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out. An allegory about the power of belief--and a page-turner that will touch your soul--Albom's masterful storytelling has never been so moving and une...


Details The First Phone Call from Heaven

TitleThe First Phone Call from Heaven
ISBN9780062294371
Author
Release DateNov 12th, 2013
PublisherHarper
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Inspirational, Contemporary
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Reviews The First Phone Call from Heaven

  • Heidi Miller
    2013-12-07
    "No soul remembered is ever truly gone."P.S. Mom, I'm still waiting for the phone to ring!
  • Kristin
    2013-12-08
    Interesting premise but was let down by the lack of emotional connection I typically feel when reading a Mitch Albom book. Was more of a mystery book then an emotional/inspirational book.
  • Petra X
    2014-03-24
    I know that to some people religion is the basis of life and why they are 'here'. I think religion is indeed 'the opiate of the masses', it exists so people don't have to face up to the consequences of their own actions. They can blame it on fate, some old guy up in the sky, or lots of people up in the sky, or the one down below in the pit, or the ones with lots of arms or blue heads or two faces or or or... there are so many gods to choose from ...
  • Bookworm007
    2013-06-02
    So ready to love this! Mitch Albom's books truly are life-changing and incredibly inspiring; I love each and every one of them.Just realized the release date reads: eleven / twelve / thirteen.edit on Dec 12th, 2013I am truly, madly, deeply sorry, but this book landed itself onto my list of disappointing books of 2013. In addition to this year's Towering, Splintered, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane, know that it is with a heavy heart that I s...
  • Phrynne
    2017-01-22
    A nice, thought provoking little story which is interesting whether you believe in Heaven or whether you do not. Not that the author provides any great solutions as you are left at the end with as many facts as you have at the beginning.The most interesting part to me was what happened to the world at large as people began to receive phone calls from loved ones who had passed on. At first it seems a good thing. Who wouldn't like to hear from a lo...
  • Rosa Schmidt
    2013-12-02
    I loved the backstory of Alexander Graham Bell as it coincided with the current day story, it has given me the desire to read more about Bell's personal life. My favorite quotes "What is false about hope?" and Faith is believing without the need for proof. I would read this story again.
  • Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο Αμούν Arnum
    2016-01-23
    Τρυφερό,συγκινητικό,ανθρώπινο,και παραδόξως ρεαλιστικό. Όμορφη γραφή,γρήγορη πλοκή, επιστημονικές ανακαλύψεις και πλοκή προσώπων και γεγονότων δημιουργούν μια γλυκιά ατμόσφαιρα με έντονα συναισθήματα και αναπάντητα ερωτήματα που βασανίζουν ...
  • Neil (or bleed)
    2013-05-15
    “Desire sets our compass, but real life steers our course.” This was my second novel of Mitch Albom. The first one was The Time Keeper and I love that book, carrying a lot of life lessons. This one, too. Mitch Albom is really one of the master-of-life-lessons writers.The book speaks the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when the media broadcast to the world that its citizens start receiving phone calls from ...
  • Laura
    2013-12-28
    I was not impressed with this book. Having just read The Five People You Meet in Heaven a few days prior, and loved it, I was expecting more of the same from The First Phone Call From Heaven. Unfortunately, nothing I loved about TFPYMIH carried over into this book. While the theme of TFPYMIH centered on understanding your own life in relation to others, the theme of TFPCFH just seemed to be whether it was believable enough that Heaven existed or ...
  • Lloyd Russell
    2013-11-04
    I have read all of Mitch's books: Tuesdays with Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Have a Little Faith, For One More Day, and The Time Keeper. I've liked all of them, except The Time Keeper, a lot. The Time Keeper was just okay. This latest, The First Phone Call from Heaven, is definitely my favorite. Here is a very short synopsis from Goodreads: The First Phone Call from Heaven tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets ...