Tuesday, April 3, 2012

LETTERS to HEAVEN –reaching beyond


I’ve owned several books by Calvin Miller through the years so selecting this one to read and review was not a hard choice. In this book, Calvin Miller, a former pastor, author of many books and a professor of pastoral ministry and preaching at Samford University writes letters to the influential voices in his life. He wrote to people who touched his life. Some were close friends unknown to others, some were well-known, and some he admired only from afar but all enhanced his life in some way.
 
I found the letters poignant, and thought provoking. I admit they are also challenging as I was compelled to reflect on the thought to give flowers to the living, to open your eyes and appreciate people now. The book also forces you to reconsider long held ideologies. 

I enjoyed the book, and would recommend it to anyone who wishes they could have some do-over’s with loved ones who have gone before.  It will also give you pause to the saying to stop and smell the flowers, after all life is short.

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