Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Letters to Heaven by Calvin Miller - REVEIWED

About the book: (from Worthy Publishing)

Have you ever felt a sense of unfinished business with those who have preceded you into eternity? Ever wished you could have even a few minutes to articulate your love and appreciation for their impact on your life? In Letters to Heaven, best-selling author Calvin Miller inspires us all to say what we haven’t yet said to those who brought a brightness to our lives or challenged us to live more fully through their own.

In these touching, provocative, and uplifting letters, he poignantly and personally remembers legends such as Johnny Cash, C. S. Lewis, and Farrah Fawcett, along with close friends, family members, and others who influenced him along the way. Even more, he offers timely perspective for each of us, showing us how to live and love now—mindful that eternity is only a step away.

These moving tributes are not only compelling reminders to speak our words of gratitude while there is still time. They also combine beautiful lessons for this life with uplifting promises for the next

My Thoughts:
You know, I think everyone should write letters to Heaven. Not that I think Jesus is delivering mail to His saints – nothing remotely like that. But to remember the people that have influenced your life, changed your perspective, strengthened your faith, challenged your point of view… if you are like most people, we never told those people what they meant to us. Perhaps you didn’t even realize what they meant until after they left their earthly home!

Calvin Miller has penned intimate, insightful letters to the people in his life – from his mother to the hero who perished on 9-11. Not only does he reflect about the imprint that was made on his heart, but he is able to ask open, frank questions about whether they even knew the Savior and are indeed residents of Heaven. Pretty bold, honest stuff, to be honest. But I imagine his heart was challenged and changed in the process of writing these tributes.

I am late to get to this precious book, but I’m glad I have spent time between it’s pages. It is a truly insightful, touching book that I am happy to recommend to you!

About the Author:

Calvin Miller is a best-selling author with nearly 4 million books in print. Praised by such well-known voices as Max Lucado and Eugene Peterson, Miller travels and speaks all over the world and is a former professor of preaching and pastoral ministry at Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School. He and his wife make their home in Birmingham, Alabama.

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