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Back from Heaven's Front Porch: 5 Principles to Create a Happy and Fulfilling Life

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  10 reviews
At 3:55 pm I believed there was a heaven At 4:15 pm I knew...
This is the story of one man’s struggle to be alive again after an accident claims the life of his friend and nearly his own. After spending a few moments on Heaven’s front porch with God, he is thrust back into his old life. In the months that follow, he struggles to find purpose and meaning in the day to day of
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 21st 2012 by Sound Wisdom
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I'm not usually a big fan of the self help books, but this one was a keeper. I was privileged to attend a workshop led by Danny Bader- one of the best classes ever taken at my work! Danny gave me this book which is a fictionalized account of his experience being almost electrocuted & the aftermath of this. I think the book was better & more useful to me because I heard Danny speak. I've read other books after I heard the author & I usually like the live presentation better. This one ...more
Thomas III
“Back from Heaven’s Front Porch: 5 Principles to Create a Happy and Fulfilling Life” by Danny Bader was an interesting read for me. I’m a big fan of transformational and motivational business books, but do not typically delve into what I initially thought was under the genre of religion or spiritual. I like to keep those types of things to myself. I found the writing intriguing because there was an underlying and constantly subtle references to religion but it didn't dominate the book. What did ...more
John Melchior
I would rate this book five stars not only because it is a good book but becuase there are so many life lessons to be learned in it. I would tell others about this book and read it because it has a good story line and there are parts that are hard to believe that are true. I would say this is one of my favorite books and I could relate to some of the situations that had happened in the book. Some of the lessons this book teaches are to life your life to the fullest and live everyday like it is y ...more
From the moment I picked it up, I kept visualizing the friend who recommended this book to me. His story has so many of the elements that the author portrays in the narrator "Jake." While I thought the writing style was flat and the progression linear, the principles that Bader presents are timeless and true. Thanks for sharing an inspiring story.

I recommend this book as a relevant self-help book for thoughtful people.
Jeff Cann
What I enjoyed about this book is that its lessons are transmitted through a story about a young man named Jake. The story begins moments after Jake endures a construction accident. In the accident, we learn from Jake that he visited what he describes as "heaven's front porch."

Jake struggles to make sense of his return to earth especially in light of what happens to his friend who was also involved in the accident. Through a series of events, Jake learns 5 principles that others use to live happ
I liked the book but didn't love it. It was an easy read with a good message and likable characters based on true events but I wanted just a bit more substance. I had a personal interaction with Danny Bader along the way and that was the true highlight for me.
Awesome read! I became engaged in this book, especially with having a family member struggling to find their direction in life. I don't think you are ever too old to find what you are suppose to do in life. And I was weepy when I read Danny's epilogue as I figured though fiction, it was based on events in his life.
Kate Madigan
Great lessons, but I struggled to get through it.... not sure it was because of what I was going through at the time or because of the book itself. Glad I read it, and it definitely left some food for thought.
Bob Mccarthy
I found the book to be a quick and enjoyable read. Danny Bader provides some motivational concepts in an easy to read story format.
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