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Using Mitch Albom's bestseller as a springboard for discussion groups, Gilvin and Godsey ask readers to reorient their own "insignificant" lives more in accordance with the values from Old Testament wisdom literature---fairness, sacrifice, forgiveness, love, and godly suffering. 112 pages, softcover. Chalice.
Mitch Albom's popular novel The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Hyperion 2003), is not just about what happens after we die. It also offers some pretty important insights into the lives we lead in the here and now. Using the Wisdom Traditions of the Bible as a backdrop, Wisdom from the Five People You Meet in Heaven brings us into a discussion of what might truly be important in life. Illustrating biblical concepts with examples from Albom's novel, this study guide for individuals or groups parallels the characters in The Five People You Meet in Heaven with the themes and insights from Wisdom Literature. Wisdom from the Five People You Meet in Heaven explores the orientation of Wisdom Literature toward life, sharing its teachings on issues of fairness, sacrifice, forgiveness, love, suffering, and what we can learn about our own character. From the Popular Insights series.