The First Phone Call from Heaven
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The First Phone Call from Heaven


The First Phone Call from Heaven tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out. An allegory about the power of belief--and a page-turner that will touch your soul--Albom's masterful storytelling has never been so moving and unexpected.

Readers of The Five People You Meet in Heaven will recognize the warmth and emotion so redolent of Albom's writing, and those who haven't yet enjoyed the power of his storytelling, will thrill at the discovery of one of the best-loved writers of our time.

Title:The First Phone Call from Heaven
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:323 pages

    The First Phone Call from Heaven Reviews

  • Heidi Miller
    Dec 07, 2013

    "No soul remembered is ever truly gone."P.S. Mom, I'm still waiting for the phone to ring!...

  • Kristin
    Dec 08, 2013

    Interesting premise but was let down by the lack of emotional connection I typically feel when reading a Mitch Albom book. Was more of a mystery book then an emotional/inspirational book....

  • Petra Eggs
    Mar 24, 2014

    I know that to some people religion is the basis of life and why they are 'here'. I think religion is indeed 'the opiate of the masses', it exists so people don't have to face up to the consequences o...

  • Bookworm007
    Jun 02, 2013

    So ready to love this! Mitch Albom's books truly are life-changing and incredibly inspiring; I love each and every one of them.Just realized the release date reads: eleven / twelve / thirteen.edit on ...

  • Phrynne
    Jan 22, 2017

    A nice, thought provoking little story which is interesting whether you believe in Heaven or whether you do not. Not that the author provides any great solutions as you are left at the end with as man...

  • Rosa Schmidt
    Dec 02, 2013

    I loved the backstory of Alexander Graham Bell as it coincided with the current day story, it has given me the desire to read more about Bell's personal life. My favorite quotes "What is false about h...

  • Helen Stavraki
    Jan 23, 2016

    Τρυφερό,συγκινητικό,ανθρώπινο,και παραδόξως ρεαλιστικό. Όμορφη γραφή,γρήγορη πλοκή, επιστημονικές ανακαλύψ...

  • Neil (or bleed)
    May 15, 2013

    “Desire sets our compass, but real life steers our course.” This was my second novel of Mitch Albom. The first one was The Time Keeper and I love that book, carrying a lot of life lessons. This o...

  • Laura
    Dec 28, 2013

    I was not impressed with this book. Having just read The Five People You Meet in Heaven a few days prior, and loved it, I was expecting more of the same from The First Phone Call From Heaven. Unfortun...

  • Lloyd Russell
    Nov 04, 2013

    I have read all of Mitch's books: Tuesdays with Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Have a Little Faith, For One More Day, and The Time Keeper. I've liked all of them, except The Time Keeper, ...

About Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom

Mitchell David Albom is an author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books have collectively sold over 35 million copies worldwide; have been published in forty-one territories and in forty-two languages around the world; and have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically-acclaimed television movies.