Saturday, May 26, 2012

Heaven is Here

Heaven Is Here: An Incredible Story of Hope, Triumph, and Everyday JoyHeaven Is Here: An Incredible Story of Hope, Triumph, and Everyday Joy by Stephanie Nielson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As general rule, my love of reading becomes a general loathing some time around mid March. That’s when I have endless stacks of students papers, the start of spring fever, and the end of the school year feels way to far away. In a two month span of time, Heaven is Here is the only book I read besides my school books. I know for some, a book in two months is their normal, but that’s like saying I didn’t have a diet Pepsi for a few days (impossible, I know).

Because I pre-ordered Heaven is Here, it arrived despite my reluctance towards all things literary. And because I love all things Nie, I could not help but begin my read. I even read Stephanie and Christian’s plane crash story as I flew to Utah (bad decision actually – I think I cried extra because of it). Nie’s writing isn’t the most incredible I’ve read, but I loved this book. I love Stephanie and Christian’s love story. I love their dreams and the life they’ve built despite life-altering perils. It was a perfect story to remind me of people’s inherent goodness and life’s incredible possibilities.

Happy reading!

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