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Letters to Heaven: Reaching Across to the Great Beyond
Master wordsmith Calvin Miller writes beautifully poignant letters to those influential voices who have preceded us into eternity-showing us how to live and love now, so that none of us leaves this life with unfinished business.
ebook, 224 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by Worthy Publishing
(first published January 1st 2012)
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This collection of beautifully written letters are Miller's attempt to find closure in the unfinished business of Earth. He writes to friends, family members, legends of his time, and one young girl he saw only once and to whom he never even spoke. The book inspired me to begin my own collection of letters to Heaven, but even if it doesn't speak to the writer in you, it is a feel-good collection of beautifully crafted messages.
May 11, 2013 Dottie Parish rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Letters to Heaven is a fascinating book. Calvin Miller writes to people who have preceded him in reaching eternity. Each person impacted his life. A number of the people he writes to are well known including C.S. Lewis, Todd Beamer, and Madeleine L’Engle. Many are unknown. The girl in the iron lung brings memories of polio, the most dreaded childhood disease in the 20th Century. Another letter is written to a man who died beside him on a flight. He includes a letter to his mother and one to a br ...more
Listened to Letters to Heaven Reaching Across to the Great Beyond by Calvin Miller. In these masterfully written letters to heaven, Calvin Miller thanks, lovingly reflects on and sometimes confesses his regrets to the departed influences in his life. Some are names familiar to us all (C. S. Lewis, Todd Beamer, Oscar Wilde others he knew well; and some he only admired from a distance. But all brought a brightness to his life or challenged him to live more fully in some way. Aware that eternity fo ...more
Calvin Miller has written over 40 books of popular theology and inspiration. A former pastor, he is professor of preaching and pastoral ministry at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. He and his wife, Joyce, have two grown children.