The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Writing a narrative set in a place you have never seen is a real challenge. Imagine the difficulty Mitch Albom faced when he began working on Five People, a novel set in Heaven.
To help us prepare ourselves, I’d like you to read at least 5 of the following verses, and use your findings to write a blog entry in which you predict what Heaven in The Five People You Meet in Heaven will be like. You may also include any evidence from the novel’s first 30 pages.
- the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:3),
- the kingdom of God (Mark 9:48),
- the kingdom of the Father (Matthew 13:43),
- the kingdom of Christ (Luke 22:30),
- the house of the Father (John 14:2),
- the holy place (Hebrews 9:12; D.V. holies),
- paradise (2 Corinthians 12:4),
- life (Matthew 7:14),
- life everlasting (Matthew 19:16),
- the joy of the Lord (Matthew 25:21),
- crown of life (James 1:12),
- crown of justice (2 Timothy 4:8),
- crown of glory (1 Peter 5:4),
- incorruptible crown (1 Corinthians 9:25),
- great reward (Matthew 5:12),
- inheritance of Christ (Ephesians 1:18),
- eternal inheritance (Hebrews 9:15).
In the second half of class, we will attempt to set up our class blogs. Let’s see what happens.