Presentation on theme: "The five people you meet in Heaven"— Presentation transcript:
1The five people you meet in Heaven By Mitch Albom
2Author: Mitch AlbomHe was born on May 23, 1958.He is an American best-selling author,His books have sold over 30 million copies worldwide.Selected work: Tuesdays With Morrie (1997),the Five People You Meet in Heaven (2003),For One More Day (2006)Have a little faith (2009)
4On Eddie’s eighty-third birthday, he died in a tragic accident happened in Ruby Pier. He tried to save a little girl from a falling cart.
5When he woke up in his afterlife, he found himself in the Ruby Pier again.
6He met a Blue Man who he knew when he was only a child.
7They were going to help him understand and explained his life. The Blue Man told him that he was going to meet five different people.They were going to help him understand and explained his life.
8“Each of us was in your life for a reason “Each of us was in your life for a reason. You may not have known the reason at that time, and that is what heaven is for -For understanding your life on earth….”
9“This is the greatest gift God can give you: To understand what happened in your life. To have it explained.” The Blue Man explained.
10The five people were the Blue Man, the Captain, Ruby, his wife Marguerite and Tala.
11They might be Eddie’s old friends, his loved one,or strangers Eddie have never met or heard of.
12However, in the most unexpected ways, all lives intersect..
13They told him their stories, to help Eddie understand the true meaning of his life.
14The Blue Man The first person Eddie meets in heaven The Blue Man The first person Eddie meets in heaven. He was a sideshow worker at Ruby Pier when Eddie was a child. He was killed as a result of Eddie running in the street after his ball.
15The Blue Man teaches Eddie his first lesson, which is that there are no random acts in life, and that all incidents are intertwined in some way.
16The Captain The second person Eddie meets in heaven; his former war captain.
17He explained that, although he shot Eddie, he kept his promise by not leaving him behind and even sacrificed his life so Eddie and two other soldiers were able to live.
18He also teaches Eddie that when one loses something, they often gain something else.
19Ruby The third person Eddie meets in heaven and also Ruby Pier's namesake.
20She teaches Eddie to let go of his anger and to forgive his father for the damage he caused in his life.
21Marguerite Eddie’s wife and only true love Marguerite Eddie’s wife and only true love. Marguerite was the only happiness in Eddie's life.
22She is the fourth person he meets in heaven. She teaches him the lesson that love is not lost with death.
23Tala The fifth person Eddie meets in heaven Tala The fifth person Eddie meets in heaven. Tala was the little girl who Eddie saw crawling into the burning fort during the war. Although he lived most of his life in denial, he finds out in heaven that he did kill her in the fire.
24She teaches Eddie that his life did have a purpose which was to keep children safe at the pier.
26There are no random acts in life Eddie learns from the Blue Man that there are no random acts in life. All lives intertwine in some way.
27If Eddie’s ball had never gone into the street, he would not have chased after it, running in front of the Blue Man’s car. Thus, the Blue Man would not have been got into an accident and killed.
28“We are all connected. That you can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind.” the Blue Man said, “strangers are just family you have yet to come to know.”
29Lives are sacrificed to save others During WWII Eddie's Captain sacrificed his life for the sake of the three other soldiers.
30As they were escaping in a vehicle, they came across a suspicious area As they were escaping in a vehicle, they came across a suspicious area When the Captain got out of the vehicle to inspect the land he was killed by stepping on a land mine.
31Though the Captain died, his sacrifice saved the other soldiers.
32Forgiveness and Letting go of Anger Eddie hated his father for ruining his life. Even after his father's death, Eddie could never seem to let go of the anger he held towards his father.
33In fact, Eddie was so angry with his father after his death, that it seemed to still ruin Eddie's happiness.
34Ruby teaches Eddie to let go of his anger and to forgive his father.
35The Power of LoveAlthough Eddie was miserable throughout most of his life, his love for Marguerite was the only thing that made him happier. After she died, Eddie felt extremely empty without her.
36When he meets Marguerite in heaven she explains to him that, even after her death, she had always loved Eddie. Eddie learns that although life ends love endures.
37There are no regrets in life, just lessons to be learnt.