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323 pages, Hardcover
First published November 11, 2013
“Desire sets our compass, but real life steers our course.”
داستان از جایی شروع میشه که 6 نفر در شهر کوچکی در حومه ی کانادا تماس هایی رو از عزیزان از دست رفته شون دریافت می کنند .آن طرف خط کسانی هستند که میگویند از بهشت تماس گرفتهاند. وقتی اخبار این تماسهای عجیب پخش میشود، غریبهها دسته دسته به شهر سرازیر میشوند تا آنها هم بخشی از این معجزه باشند
The end is not the end.At first, the "chosen ones" received phone calls from heaven, when the shocking news spread all over the town, more and more visitors(worshipers) flooded in.
What in life can love not penetrate?Reporters wanted to collect the source firsthand; police officers were dealing with the crowd; vendors and markets were running out of supplies because this small town was facing an unprecedented prosperity; even the certain kind of cellphone, which was the one those chosen ones used, was out of stock in that others believed that was the only brand which could get a heaven call.
There is life after this life.I think the reason those deceased people "called" the living was to ensure them that they led a good life in heaven and it was another kind of forgiveness to them. Telling the living that there was no need to worry about them because God would take care of them in the heaven. Of course, how much you believe in this depends on yourself.
If it[the world] believes, it behaves better.Indeed, if everyone believes in the heaven call story, it means we still have a thread of hope and that's what keeps us moving on, moving forward. We don't need proof for what we choose to believe.
Desire sets our compass, but real life steers our course.After reading this book, you'll know the importance of cherish what you have in presence. Not the past. Not the future. Sometimes hope isn't enough, you still need to seek forgiveness or to forgive others. The ending seems like the same situation in John Green's Looking for Alaska.
Instead, I end this as I began it, asking your forgiveness. Perhaps, soon, I will be able to seek the same from my son.Life is unpredictable and we are blessed to live another day in this beautiful world. I felt so much peaceful and blissful after finished the book and highly recommend to anyone who'd like to search the meaning of life. Although it sounds abstract and profound in those ideas, you'll learn a lot in the story. The words and thoughts in the book were far beyond the story itself.
Heaven is always and forever around us, and no soul remembered is ever really gone.