Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Book Review: Heaven is Here

Heaven is Here: An incredible story of hope, triumph, and everyday joy; Stephanie Nielson 
(picture by me)

Summary: A mom/wife who has a picture-perfect life gets into an airplane crash with her husband and she nearly dies due to her burns she received on 80% of her body. She talks about her life before her crash, when she wakes up in the hospital and her healing there, and then her life after she leaves the hospital. She continues to write on her blog, the nieniedialogues.com

So I don't have a whole lot to say about this book, at least not in this post. I kind of already expressed my initial thoughts while reading here, and I'm sure there are more posts to come. Good literature should inspire and uplift one to change, and that's what this book did for me, and I intend to share those changes with our blog readers! 

The long and the short of it is that I thought this book was fantastic! You all should know by now I am a sucker for an incredible memoir, and this one is no exception. I bought the book when it first came out because I was pretty sure I would love it, and I'm so glad I did. I plan on reading it again and again and loaning it to friends so we all can have a greater appreciation for the lives we have and each of the small, daily blessings we receive from God.

I love it when I feel better about my own life after I read a book, that's what good literature should do. That's what this book did.

For sure, this book gets
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

I highly recommend this book to everyone! 

1 comment:

Canada said...

Stephanie is very real and honest in her memoir. She doesn't sugar coat the immense pain, or skirt around being discouraged and down, but through her trial she never loses her faith in God and she and her husband stay strong together. One of my favorite aspects of the book was the way her family takes care of her, particularly her siblings. I am so glad to know this story has a happy ending, and while she will never be the same again, she is healing.

What a beautiful, talented person. She inspires me not only for the life she leads because she is a survivor, but for the life she led before. I cannot praise this book enough. I hope that each person will buy at least two copies. One to have to reread and return to for a reminder to appreciate life and have faith in God, but also to share and help uplift others.