Friday, November 22, 2013

Review: The First Phone Call From Heaven : A Novel By: Mitch Albom

The First Phone Call from HeavenThe First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am a firm believer that there is a necessity for food for the soul: be it a walk with nature, quiet time with your Maker, a moment to reflect upon the day, laughter with your loved ones, and books that somehow enter your heart and give a gift that somehow grows from within. Mitch Albom has a special gift of touching my soul, of writing stories that somehow reach within me, touch a piece, plant a seed, and I grow. This latest book is no different.
Coldwater, Michigan is a small town community that wakes one morning to find some of it's residents have received a rather long distanced unearthly call from their departed. Some keep very quiet about this phenomenon while one in particular shouts in loud in praise - loud enough for local news to carry and soon national. Meanwhile, Sully Harding has returned to town from prison, a widower and father, skeptical and worried for his son getting swept up into believing that his mother will call from beyond and begins to dig into what could be the biggest hoax that could have hit this town ever. As the calls continue people from all over flock to the small town to experience the miracle, some come to protest. Along the way Alexander Graham Bell's story is told and so is a tale of faith, hope, and forgiveness.

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