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Miracles from Heaven: A Little Girl, Her Journey to Heaven, and Her Amazing Story of Healing

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  6,994 ratings  ·  597 reviews
In a remarkable true story of faith and blessings, a mother tells of her sickly young daughter, how she survived a dangerous accident, her visit to Heaven and the inexplicable disappearance of the symptoms of her chronic disease.

Annabel Beam spent most of her childhood in and out of hospitals with a rare and incurable digestive disorder that prevented her from ever living
Hardcover, 209 pages
Published April 14th 2015 by Hachette Books
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Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a deeply spiritual book reflecting on God, Faith, and Miracles. If that is something that does not interest you, you may not want to try this one out. However, if you are Christian or have an open mind when it comes to faith based stories, this is a fascinating story.

The book reads like a combination of the show Mystery Diagnosis and saving Jessica McClure from the well. If you do not remember Mystery Diagnosis, it was a show where someone would have an odd ailment that no one could figu
Jul 30, 2015 rated it liked it
My biggest complaint about this book is the switching back and forth constantly from when Annabell was sick, the accident, her being sick and the treatments, inside the tree, more treatments, what little bit she told about what she saw, the treatments, when she was being rescued, all the things that she went through with the illness, getting rescued, etc. Not much was really told on what she saw when she was inside the tree. Had the author wrote about her daughter's illness in the first part of ...more
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Inspirational and Spritually Uplifting Stories
Reviewed for THC Reviews
Miracles from Heaven is the inspiring story of a chronically ill little girl whose condition was life-threatening but who found miraculous healing. I'm so grateful to have two relatively healthy kids. I honestly can't imagine the anxiety and heartbreak of having a child with chronic health problems. My husband's little cousin has a rare disease that isn't unlike Annabel's, and my heart breaks every time I see her mom posting on Facebook about another hospitalization or su
Maria Espadinha
Sep 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Annabel e o Poder de Acreditar:

Annabel sofre duma doença crónica que a impede de celebrar a Vida como qualquer criança normal.
Mas...num belo dia em que a doença lhe dera alguma folga decidiu juntar-se às irmãs numa brincadeira que consistiu em trepar a uma gigantesca arvore centenária cujos ramos já haviam conhecido melhores dias
O resultado foi uma queda vertiginosa:
Um dos ramos cedeu e Annabel foi precipitada no interior oco da arvore, duma altura capaz de matar ou no mínimo paralisar qualquer
Jonathan Esterman
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Have you met Annabel Beam yet? If you have not, then she has quite the experience to share with you. Annabel spent far too many days, more than a child should have to, in and out of hospitals. The reason? Annabel had a disorder, rare and incurable, that affected her digestive system and prevented living a normal life. Quite frankly, it was hell. Even though science had resolved to give her pills and dismiss her, that was not G-d's intent.

Annabel had an accident one day when she was able to play
Apr 30, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pt, 2016, emprestados
A classificação não tem (quase) nada a ver com o facto de eu acreditar ou não em Deus mas sim com a escrita e a estrutura do livro que não funcionaram para mim. O livro alterna-se entre o passado e o presente, o antes sendo vários momentos desde o momento em que está doente, o momento do acidente, os tratamentos, o episódio do que viu, mais diagnósticos e tratamentos etc e o presente, os dias de hoje. Não há uma linha cronológica como por exemplo acontece na adaptação cinematográfica que estreia ...more
Mar 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: religious, biography
I was a very lucky goodreads first reads winner of this inspirational book. Christy Beam wrote this memoir of her remarkable little girl Annabel. For years their young daughter has been suffering with an incurable digestive disorder at nine years old she was on many medications, numerous surgeries, tons of doctors appointments. her illness meant being in pain always to the point where she once said "I just want to go to heaven so I can be with Jesus" Around Christmas time in 2011 her older siste ...more
May 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Overall a good book, however I wasn't too keen on the fact that the storyline kept switching from Anna being sick, to falling down the tree, back to her being sick in the hospital, to after the fall, back to the tree etc. It made me very confused and it felt like I was missing pages.
Jun 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nf-memoir
I was approached by this book’s publicist to read and review it (with absolutely no compensation or pressure for a good review), and while I was somewhat skeptical of another near-death testimony, especially that of a child, I have come to trust this publicist’s recommendations. Indeed, this book did not disappoint. Not only was it a compelling and dramatic story—told simply and without embellishment by the little girl’s mother—it was also spiritually uplifting in its testament to faith and hope ...more
Delani Lidgett
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read this book while I was going through a difficult time and felt completely defeated. While reading it started to get my faith back and feel confident again that God has a plan for me even if the path there might be difficult. Thank you for sharing this story. It is truly one of God's miracles.
Apr 19, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
My rating does not have anything to do with the painful story and finding hope in God. Rather it was how this story was written, it was very cheesy with full of cliches that I heard all before. I should have watched the movie first, something that is rare for me to do. However I did not really feel empathetic to the characters, they were forgot about as soon as I turned the page. They just did not make any lasting impression on me.

From the opening prologue to the page I stopped reading, it was
Winter Sophia Rose
Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Heartwarming, Inspirational & Touching! An Amazing & Beautiful Read! I Loved It!
Dec 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very inspirational book. After reading this book I totally believe that some children and adults actually die, go to heaven and then are sent back to do something extraordinary with their lives here on Earth.
May 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was amazing! I love it! It was so engrossing and inspiring! Everyone should read this book. Just one minor complaint that I have with many books is the jumping around in time and telling events out of order.
Jul 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I wanted to read this book since i am myself a girl that got sick with an illness that nobody really knew that what i was having or where it was coming from... sadly i was not miraculously healed as this lucky girl in this story.

so now lets get into the book.

There are so many parts of this book that i thing are very important to have in a book.

It shares the struggles of a family that has a sick child/sibling.
It shares both the side of the sick child as well as the side of the parents and the
Lizzy Harnell
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great heart warming book!
Maria Carmo
An inspiring, true story regarding the extraordinary adventure of a child with a chronic disease... As she falls inside a huge tree, head down, everyone expects the worth regarding her condition. But miracles happen!

Maria Carmo,

Lisbon, 31rst December 2015.
Taylor Mortsolf
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! I loved that it gave insight into a rare disorder and the tough journey that the whole family had to go through. The book was written in a way that makes it easy for the reader to understand and connect with the story.
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved It

I devoured this story. Beyond inspirational, it was beautifully written, and just as a good memoir should--it read like a beautiful piece of literature. Thank you Christy Beam for sharing this story.
Jerri Aubry
Jul 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully written

I loved this story. It comes straight from the heart. An easy read that will make you reach for a tissue or two.
Sep 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Es un testimonio muy lindo sobre la misericordia de Dios. Es una historia que confirma que el sol sale para todos; y que Dios nos ama a todos . Existe ese sentimiento de que la forma en que se presenta la historia (pasado_presente) puede perder al lector paso un par de veces.

El otro elemento es que evidentemente esta es una familia baustista del sur de Texas ; con costumbres bien enraizadas; su círculo de amigos realmente es muy fuerte entre los miembros de la Iglesia y se hacen presente c
Trista Larsen
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
it was good!
P.S. Winn
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you haven't read this story or watched the movie, you are definitely missing out. I have to say the movie was well done, but nothing beats a book. Christy Beam tells the story of her daughter Annabel Beam. A child who has a rare condition that is killing her. For me the story is a reminder to me of what the difference is between good doctors and bad doctors and good people and bad people, Kudo's to Mrs. Beam for fighting for her daughter and seeking help. That is just the beginning of the sto ...more
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a very hard book for me to read.

I saw the movie when it first came out in the theaters. A few short weeks later, I took my oldest daughter to see it. Two weeks after seeing this movie, we were living out our own "Miracles From Heaven" as my daughter had to be life-flighted to Children's Hospital for emergency brain surgery.

It was only just a few weeks ago that I was able to watch the movie again -- and then read the book. The parallels between the Beam's story and ours was so striking..
Rosana Maia
Nov 30, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-read
Para começar o mês de Dezembro, decidi enveredar por este livro gentilmente cedido pela Editorial Presença para leitura e opinião ao blogue. Queria ler algo leve, mas que ao mesmo tempo alcançasse o meu coração, e foi exactamente isso que encontrei.

Milagres do Céu é uma história verídica contada por Christy Beam, a mãe de Annabel, uma menina de 9 anos com uma doença rara e fatal do aparelho digestivo. Não leio com muita frequência este tipo de livros, no entanto, a verdade é que consigo tirar o
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
The hardest thing for any parent is watching your child suffer and knowing there isn't anything you can do to help. That is the life that Christy and Kevin Beam witnessed for years as their daughter Annabel was diagnosed with a devastating digestive disease for which there is no cure, and would likely claim her life in the very near future. So for them, they never knew when Annabel's final day would come, so they did what most parents would do, is to try and make the remainder of those days the ...more
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I think that your overall perspective on this story would depend on your personal beliefs and experiences. In a nutshell, the story was written by the mother of a little girl, Anna, that had been chronically ill, experienced a terrifying fall, had an unusual experience and said she witnessed a brief view of Heaven, and then was cured from her illness. As a parent of a child that was chronically ill, with a very different outcome, the poignant way that Christy, the mom describes her emotions and ...more
I won a free copy of this book through one of Goodreads' First Reads giveaways.

This is the first non-fiction book I read, and I really enjoyed it.

I have nothing but good things to say about this book. The story is beautifully crafted. I especially enjoyed the back and forth between the events when Annabel is caught in the tree and her struggles with her health condition prior to those events.

Although the story was heart-wrenching at times, it was mostly full of hope and joy found in the little b
May 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
Originally gave this three stars, but in thinking more about it, it doesn't deserve more than two. I'd give it 2.5 but I don't have that option. This is probably a good book for the audience it was intended for, but Beam had this amazing story about her child having an out-of-body experience and being healed from a debilitating illness, and RATHER than tell her daughter's story, she fills more than 200 pages with scripture-quoting and musings about her own feelings and how much she loves her hus ...more
Delores Thomas
Feb 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
What would you think if your child claimed to have sat in Jesus' lap? This poor girl had an illness that the doctors had a hard time figuring out. It caused a chronic bowel obstruction so she was very uncomfortable when she ate. With a large number of medications she was able to have an occasionally normal day.

On one of these normal days she and her sister climbed a tree. When they tried to get back down a branch broke and this poor little Anna fell through the hole created. It took her family
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“Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming, ‘WOO HOO, what a ride!’” Mimi’s” 5 likes
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