Review of 101 Things You Should Do Before Going to Heaven
As a book reviewer for FaithWords, I typically do all my reviews in a similar format; I tell a little about the book I’m reviewing, and then relate why I did or didn’t like it.
For this review, I decided to change things up a bit. When I was asked to look over the Fall titles for FaithWords, I was excited to see “101 Things To Do Before You Get to Heaven,” as an option. I couldn’t wait to see what it was all about. After losing my best friend in January to breast cancer, I made a promise to myself that I would celebrate the rest of my life as a way to honor her strength, hope, faith and courage. When I made that promise, I had no idea that I would be trying so many new things. As I read this book, I couldn’t help but smile in the realization that quite a few of the suggestions the authors made, were things I had done just this year.
Be an answer to prayer, Refuse to act your age, Step off a cliff, Love as if you’ll never get hurt, Let music move you, Celebrate the little things are just a few of the 101 things you should do before going to heaven. This is an easy to read book, full of fun and insightful suggestions. Most made me smile, but overall I found myself encouraged to keep pressing forward in the knowledge that life is all about the journey.
To say that 2016 has been a tough year would be an understatement. It’s been a year filled with one loss after the other, but through all the pain, it’s taught me that life is way too short, and in order for us to live it to its fullest, we’re going to have to do some things that take us out of our comfort zone. I highly recommend this book for suggestions on how to give yourself a head start on finding ways to do just that.
Book: 101 Things You Should Do Before Going to Heaven
Author: David Bordon and Tom Winters
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: FaithWords (2016)
Available from Amazon and other book retailers.
I was given a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I was not asked to give a favorable review; all opinions are my own.