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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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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?

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Good listen-interesting!

I really love listening to James Van Praagh, he has an exceptional gift to offer. The book was quite interesting, but I found that the end of the book regarding the letters rather left me hanging which is just my opinion. I'm not quite sure where this fits in with his actual accounts of helping parents deal with a loss of a child. It sounds like it is more of an exercise to help them. Overall a good listen and lots of interesting information. Still would highly recommend it.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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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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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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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Disappointed

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Misled, all this is about is reincarnation. The description does not indicate this.

Would you ever listen to anything by James Van Praagh again?

NO!

Any additional comments?

Misled, all this is about is reincarnation. The description does not indicate this.

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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.