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Publisher's Summary

In Growing Up in Heaven, New York Times best-selling author and world-famous medium James Van Praagh brings to light the amazing journey of children who have passed from earth to heaven. Growing Up in Heaven follows the path of a child's soul - their time spent in heaven and their connection to the living.

In this, his most moving work, Van Praagh reveals the reality that love transcends the physical and material planes of this world. Growing Up in Heaven lifts our spirits with the knowledge that our departed ones will always be with us - an extraordinary gift for all of us who yearn to understand life on the other side.

Blessed with an exceptional gift, James Van Praagh has the ability to bridge the gap between this world and the next. Based on nearly 30 years of spirit communication, this renowned and beloved medium takes us on a powerful, eye-opening, and ultimately inspiring voyage. Filled with uplifting true stories and profound messages of love, this astounding look at heaven provides a remarkably detailed portrayal of the child's soul as it moves from this world to the next. Our eyes and hearts open, and we experience first-hand the unbreakable bond between parent and child, all the while glimpsing a vision of heaven.

©2011 James Van Praagh (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

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  • Christine
  • North Las Vegas, NV, United States
  • 12-19-11

Great Insight

If you could sum up Growing Up in Heaven in three words, what would they be?

James Van Praagh provides great insight for those grieving from a loss of a child.

What about Nick Sullivan’s performance did you like?

I thought Nick Sullivan did a great job narrating.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My step-son died in a car accident at the age of 17. My husband and I have had a difficult time with his death. This book provides comfort and relief for grieving parents that have lost a child. He helps guide you through the different phases of grief utilizing what he's learned from the other side.

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Uplifting and entertaining!

Just when I thought I've read the greatest book ever written by this author, he manages to top it with another great book. Don't miss this one; it is very entertaining and healing for people of all ages and walks of life.

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Very enjoyable

Anyone who already enjoys James Van Praagh's books already knows they'll enjoy this one, too... Anyone who thinks he's a fake will not enjoy it. I always enjoy his books very much. What else can you say?

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What everyone should know

I loved this book. I know there are alot of parents that really need this book. My friend just lost a grandchild and I know the way I feel about my own grandchildren it would feel as though I lost my own child. The information in this book was awesome and I wish everyone was open to the spiritual world we would all be so much better off. Thank you for sharing your stories.

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  • roger
  • DAGSBORO, DE, United States
  • 11-28-12

Great Book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book is a must read for those who have lost loved ones.

Who was your favorite character and why?

N/A

What about Nick Sullivan’s performance did you like?

Sullivan does a great job reading the book

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were many spots that moved me and my wife.

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consoling

I lost my son two years ago, so this was extremely comforting and insightful for me. I wish I could give this book to all who have lost a child.

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Unforgetable relation about those who passed away

Great story of real life events, making me more curious about life after my "earthly body" death.
Brings joy and hope to parents who lost their born or unborn child. Really worth listening and reading!

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Not read by author

Disappointed- I assumed it would be read by author, my fault for not checking that before buying.
I'm sure content is great like his other books and videos- just not same experience with this narrator's voice, a bit too theatrical for this genre

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Heartwarming experience

This was my first time dealing with the other side and I love the way this has made me feel. I plan to experience more of the Spirit and hope to grow in peace and love.

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Very enlightening.

What made the experience of listening to Growing Up in Heaven the most enjoyable?

The happiness that resulted from each of the contacts with loved ones.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Growing Up in Heaven?

The abortion question was answered.

What does Nick Sullivan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Having the book read to me allows me to ride my bike or run/walk at the same time.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes. I cried a lot relating to my own loss of my brother.

Any additional comments?

My soul was needing to be reminded of what was in this book. I'll be listening to it over and over. I will also get it in hard copy so I can look at specific parts from time to time. Thank you James for writing this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-09-18

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Great reminder of our true nature that I will defenitely listen to many times in the future.