I was at a class today and the speaker mentioned the book The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom. I've heard others mention the book in the past, and was curious to know if anyone has read it. I've looked over the synopsis, read the first chapter from the website, and it looks like a very interesting book. It is a fictional story, the author does take some liberties and strays from the Biblical view of Heaven. The basics, from what I can tell, is that when the main character dies, he goes to Heaven, but it's not the Garden of Eden or fluffy clouds-place that we all imagine. When the main gets there, his life is explained to him by 5 people that have influenced his life, whether they are close to him, or some random person that influenced him in a way he never realized. Anyway, I've heard people say that the book is awesome, that it changed the way they look at a lot of things in life, but none of those people are Christians. Obviously, we have a different take on what Heaven will be like and what happens when we die. Knowing that this story is fictional, how does it stack up? Thanks in advance.