Hey God, Are You Really, Really up There?

Hey God, Are You Really, Really up There?

by Malcolm Perkins

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ISBN-13: 9780805960891
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/2003
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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Hey God, Are You Really, Really up There? 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RavenaierKP More than 1 year ago
It's a book, a fictional biography about a man who had a really crappy 6 month run in his 34th year of life. And he questions whether God exists or not, but if he looks back at it, half of the crap that he went through was self-inflicted. I really felt this should have been more inspiring than it was. We've all been through crap, we've all lost people, whether it was expected or not, drawn out or sudden, elderly father or newborn. I was really hoping I could read this book and say to myself, "Self, you've had a crappy life, but look at this guy, he had it so much worse than you!" And I can't do that because he hasn't. But I did learn one thing....some people are weak, and they can't search within themselves and find that resilience and strength, so they look to the bottle and the drugs and hope that it will be the magical elixir to take away the pain. I hope anyone who reads this book will come away knowing that external fixes don't fix, drugs and alcohol don't take away the pain. You lose someone dear to you, like I did almost 2 years ago, and there's no way to get over the pain, or go around it, or avoid it. My sister asked me as we were about to go into the funeral home, "Are you ready?" I looked at her and answered, "If I'm not, is it going to take away the past few days and make him live again?" You take one step at a time, one moment at a time, sometimes just one breath at a time, and you realise that life does indeed go on, whether it feels right or not. So yeah, the book was just... meh.