Miracles happen quietly every day – in an operating room, on a stormy sea, in the sudden appearance of a roadside stranger. They are rarely tallied. No one keeps score.
But now and then, a miracle is declared to the world.
And when that happens, things changed.
Telephone is one of the most groundbreaking inventions of all time. Alexander Graham Bell’s very first famous words “Come here, I want to see you.” had turned into millions of hellos every second through advanced technology today. Amazing, right? Can you imagine a world without a phone? Wow, it could’ve been a way different world without it.
But what will you do if you receive a phone call from a loved one who passed away?
Mitch Albom’s first mystery novel – The First Phone Call from Heaven is a stirring story about redemption, love, faith and hope. It will make you think, and doubt and believe, as Garth Stein put it. Though I didn’t like the book as much as I like Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven, I still think that this a good read. I like how Mitch injected bits of history in this novel. It was very clever. One of my favorites is when Bell jumped aboard a train without a ticket to comfort his crying deaf fiancee, Mabel, who was heading to Philadelphia to visit her father which was the reason why he was able to attend the centennial exhibition where his invention was accidentally recognized by the emperor of Brazil. Did you know that?! Cool, eh?
In this book, you will not just be thrilled; you will learn how human connections via a crude communication device is made possible in today’s world.