AS IT IS IN HEAVEN
5- stars Sometimes the end is just the Beginning
By Christy C. Asberry on July 3, 2015
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I chose this book because I was intrigued by the title, synopsis, as well as the fact that I enjoy spiritual reads. However, this was a little different than what I expected - still, there was a lesson to be learned... Collin Weaver died in a horrible car crash. Heaven, a silvery-haired woman appears at the accident scene like an angel of mercy, but Heaven is no angel. Collin is now stuck somewhere between two worlds - life & death & Heaven & Hell. Heaven thrusted Collin into harrowing journies during which he must observe the final moments of young and old and ordinary and extraordinary people, as well as the final moments of life that he and his wife would have shared years later had he not been involved in this accident. Collin participated in heart-wrenching games of life and death to decode the human experience, the reason for living and dying and the meaning of everything - having fun (i.e., partying, drinking, money, or having the best and finest of things is not what makes life worth the while, it's the live you share, what you do while alive, and the impact you leave in others...
5- stars Neil Ostroff: Writer/Author Skilled to perfection.
By Katherine Billingsley Duke "Katherine Billingsley Duke" on July 4, 2015
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I have never read a book like this book. This literature is too dramatic for me. I don't know how Neil can have a brain and mind to write such an enticing story. I sat on the edge my chair all story long. I recommend this story for anyone who wants a story that is a page turner/twister.
The book has good local color and firmly written characters. It is a long book but I read it in an afternoon. Thank you Neil.
5- stars Better have tissues on hand!
By RFY on July 4, 2015
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I think everyone old enough to remember the destruction of the twin towers remembers where they were that day. Stories like "Drop Out" have the power to effect a gut punch for many of us, and Neil Ostroff takes that powerful and tragic event and crafts an equally powerful story around one man's experience with it. It's a touching, memorable tale of learning to live and love again after a horrific loss.
Nathan Cruz's experiences on 911 scarred him so badly he retreated from the world. Now living aboard a boat off the coast of Florida he lives a solitary existence. Even with a hurricane bearing down on him he refuses to head inland, preferring to weather the storm on his own. When his boat sinks and he is forced to swim to shore, he has no idea his whole world is about to change. His encounter with Miriam reminds him what it was like to feel, to enjoy life and accept love. As for Miriam she has her own cross to bear, and their relationship is bittersweet. This is one novel you'd better have a box of tissues on hand for. Nathan's spiritual and emotional rebirth will stay with you for a long time.