• Growing Up in Heaven

  • The Eternal Connection Between Parent and Child
  • By: James Van Praagh
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (178 ratings)

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Growing Up in Heaven

By: James Van Praagh
Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
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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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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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Just a sham by a scam artist

This guy trys to make you believe that life goes on in Heaven just continues from life on Earth with schools for children. It's obvious that he is just one more person taking advantage of grieving family member of those who have died.

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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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  • 03-12-19

Fraud

After researching James Van Praag he's a fraud feel stupid for buying this book avoid like the plague

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  • 07-09-18

Helpful

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

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  • Kelly Thomson
  • 03-11-19

A great book to be read over and over again

It leaves you in believing the afterlife, well written and narrated it helps those who lost a loved one especially a child to feel that they are happy and watching over us with love