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Mitch Albom’s ‘The First Phone Call from Heaven’ is more fake than miracle

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'The First Phone Call from Heaven' by Mitch Albom


This will leave you asking if the end is really the end…

After seven people receive calls from loved ones from beyond, the town of Coldwater, Michigan, literally goes bananas. Suddenly, the town is swamped with out-of-towners flocking to this small Midwest town to see for themselves if they too can catch a piece of this miracle. Some of the things that happen are good such as: every seat in churches are filling up, there’s no shoplifting since the calls have started. However, state troopers are assigned to this town, and they even seem to run out of things like ketchup.

Albom’s latest book will either have you a believer of miracles or this is a farce. It will leave you asking why these seven people are chosen and what is so special about them? And why the town of Coldwater, Michigan, was chosen? Why only a certain phone will allow recipients to receive calls from heaven? Shouldn’t every phone be able to call planet earth?

In the end, Albom answers all questions as to how and why this happened. This was not one of Albom’s best books. It was something I could put down and get back to…eventually since at times it was boring. It left me still waiting for the spiritual message I thought he would write about but failed to deliver. There was something but not anything that one would not have expected. It was challenging to follow this story.

Notable quotes:

“Fear is how you lose your life…a little bit at a time… What we give to fear we take away from…faith.”

“Knowing heaven…is what heals us on earth.”

For more information regarding the author Mitch Albom, please visit his website at

The First Phone Call from Heaven is a Harper Collins book. For more information regarding Harper Collins, please visit their website at

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