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Heaven Is Here: An Incredible Story of Hope, Triumph, and Everyday Joy Hardcover – Bargain Price, April 3, 2012
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"For anyone who wonders how they will come through a difficult time, Heaven Is Here proves that human beings were built to survive. Stephanie Nielson weaves a humbling and spell-binding tale of how her perfect life was upended on one beautiful afternoon. Her story is a powerful testament of the healing powers of an unyielding faith, the gift of family and the unshakeable love of her husband. As I read this book it was impossible for me not to think of the parallels to my own story and the tender mercies that can be found in the wake of disaster when everything you hold most dear becomes crystal clear."―Lee Woodruff, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, In an Instant
"In Heaven Is Here, Stephanie chronicles in harrowing detail the unspeakable tragedy that would forever alter her life. But the real story is this: Through all the tears, pain, upheaval, sadness and struggles, it was Stephanie's faith---and the abundant love of her beautiful family---that brought her back to life. I recommend this book to anyone who needs a reminder of just how strong the human spirit is, and how instrumental faith can be in overcoming what life throws at us."―Ree Drummond, New York Times bestselling author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks
"How do you find your way back to happiness after your everyday life has been shattered? Stephanie Nielson paints a vivid picture of the happy life she possessed before a devastating plane crash--and how she built that happiness, again. Honest, insightful, and compulsively readable, this book gave me much food for thought."―Gretchen Rubin, author of the New York Times bestseller The Happiness Project
"Moving and transformative, Heaven Is Here is one of those rare books that causes you to count your blessings, and it reminds you that even in face of devastating loss, you can rebuild to become stronger. Gripping from beginning to end."―Liz Murray, author of the New York Times bestseller, Breaking Night --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Stephanie Nielson was born and raised in Provo, Utah. In 2005, she began nieniedialogues.com, a popular blog about her life as a wife, mother, and Mormon. In 2008, Stephanie and her husband survived a near-fatal plane crash in which they were both severely burned. Stephanie has maintained a positive outlook in the aftermath of this ordeal and through her extensive rehabilitation, a journey she continues to share on her blog, which is visited by four million people every month. Her story has been featured on Oprah, The Today Show, and in People magazine. Stephanie lives in Provo with her husband and their four children. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
Top customer reviews
I've found her story to be one that simultaneously shocks me, distresses me and inspires me. I don't think I would have been friends with the pre-crash Stephanie, she seemed very image conscious and self-centered. But the post-crash woman has been to hell and back. Her looks are gone forever, her marriage forever marred by this horrible tragedy, her children imprinted with a deep fear and loss that they will never be able to overcome. I think through this, Stephanie has become a more substantial person. Someone who is learning the true value in life, the deeper meanings of faith and trust.
One thing is clear to me in both her book and her blog: she loves her children. It's refreshing to see a woman who freely admits to being completely and wholly satisfied with being a wife and mother. She sees the incredible value and importance of the jobs and has never wavered from that.
I've also learned she is brave. It takes bravery (and a touch of narcissism) to be willing to blog about your personal life the way she does. She knows people criticize her, say awful things about her. But it doesn't stop her. She's also brave because she's still willing to go out into public, be on TV shows, photo shoots, magazines, etc. with an incredibly disfigured face and body. She literally can go nowhere without people staring and probably making rude, hurtful comments about her. But it doesn't stop her. It must be especially difficult because she really valued her looks before her accident and was actually quite pretty.
I think the book is well edited and tells a story about a nightmare from a very real place. Her writing style is simplistic, but this book is one of the better "blogger turned author" books I've read. I even paid full price for this one 🌟
After reading it, I felt like I had "met" a strong woman. She could have given up. She could hide away from the public eye. She could have become bitter, abandoned her children, divorced her husband, she could have gone a very different direction. But she didn't. She honored her commitments, she took her life back and continues to make it beautiful. I think she's stronger than even she knows. It's this determination and will that has gotten her to where she is now. God has blessed her in a way that was probably very difficult for her to understand when the accident first happened. But I for one will continue to cheer her on and hope the best for her and her family.
I love that this book is a love story and how sweet it really is... it's not a fairy tale, but a real love story that I could relate to and that inspires me to be grateful for my family and my health.
I totally recommend this book to anyone of any faith. It tells the story of resilience through trials and how the love of family can work miracles. I was wanting more as the book was coming to an end, but as I continue to follow her blog, I get the rest of the story, so I am satisfied with the ending.
I am buying additional copies of this book for friends, as I gave my original copy to my cousin to read. This book is enlightening and inspiring and never boring. Thanks, Stephanie, for sharing your life with us!
When her book "Heaven is Here" came out, I expected that it was probably just a compilation of what I had already read on her blog so I had no intention of reading it. However, a few weeks ago my husband saw her book at his sister's house and was intrigued because stories of near death experiences interest him. He was surprised that I hadn't ever mentioned her book and bought it for me because I enjoyed her blog.
I started reading it and didn't want to stop. It isn't at all what I thought about it being the same as her blog. She shares thoughts and feelings that she never shared on her blog and reading it felt like an old friend sharing her story with me. Sometimes, when I get to the end of a book, I feel like a friend has gone away. However, when I got to the end of this book, I didn't feel that way because I can go online and visit Stephanie's blog.
This book will be a family history treasure for her children, grandchildren, and beyond.