Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Mitch Albom's "The First Phone Call from Heaven"

Each day life gets more complex. There are more pressures on our time, we are pulled in more and more directions. To ground us, we look for the universal in everyday life. Those things that create order out of  the chaos and cynicism of daily existence.

We seek comfort in the memories of loved ones, in routines we used to appreciate, like that regular weekly phone call, perhaps from a child away at school or to an aging parent. Often, even if we are not at all religious, we look for a belief in something that transcends us.

These are some of themes in Mitch Albom’s newest book, The First Phone Call from Heaven.  The author of Tuesdays with Morrie, explores the search for human connection and for something larger than ourselves and even how technologies may be getting in the way.

My conversation with Mitch Albom:

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