Effective Habits of the Five People You Meet In Heaven

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The companion study guide to Mitch Albom's best-selling novel The Five People You Meet in Heaven. From an amusement park by the sea to a diner in the snowy mountains, Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven takes the reader on an epic journey in search of what it means to be human. But there is much more to his book than meets the eye. Discover why four of the five encounters began with a baptismal sequence. Discover why one encounter does NOT. Discover why four of the five encounter sequences are straight out of the New Testament: the man hung on the tree, the Last Supper, the marriage and the river from the book of Revelation, right down to the white stone. Learn how the actions of each of the characters outlines specific Scriptural principles of Judeo-Christian Faith, showing how each failure leads to heart-ache, each success leads to joy. Mitch Albom wrote a book that touches our hearts, our spirits and our souls precisely because it re-tells the New Testament in a new way. Each chapter ends with study questions and Scriptures for contemplation, so it can be used in a group study. Comments from readers "What especially helps make Kellmeyer's book valuable are his enlightening expositions of the universally human, biblical and Christian typologies in Albom's stories." - Jared L. Olar, Pekin Daily Times staff writer. "I'm ordering another Five Habits because I gave the two copies I bought as Easter presents. And as art history was my field in my undergraduate and graduate years, I'm curious about your Art/Faith booklet. I was completely surprised to read Mitch Albom's book, in which I didn't see one overt reference to traditional Catholicism, and thought that you must be an extraordinarily enterprising and creative individual to squeeze so much juice out of Albom's secular turnip. Quite an accomplishment! It reminds me of how art historian weave extraordinarily complex analyses and interpretations around and through and with the raw pristine art works they encounter." - Linda Smith "I want to thank you for your commentary on The Five People You Meet in Heaven. I am not a practicing Catholic but was sent the volume by my ex-wife who is. I am pretty skeptical about things she sends me, but I found your work thoughtful and engaging. It brought out a lot in Albom's work that I didn't realize was there, particularly the perspective of our current judgments about our own lives which is certainly a familiar experience for me." - Best regards, Steve Smith

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Steve Kellmeyer has a master's degree in theology from Franciscan University, Steubenville, OH and a master's degree in post-Enlightenment European history from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. He has written five books and over a hundred articles on history and Catholic theology. A popular speaker who skillfully shows how theology applies to today’s headlines, he appears frequently in lecture halls and on radio stations across the nation.

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What especially makes Kellmeyer’s book valuable are his enlightening expositions of universally human, biblical, Christian typologies. -- Jared L. Olar, Pekin Daily Times staff writer

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