A Map of Heaven

A Map of Heaven What would you do if you had one week to live and a lifetime of unrealized dreams to fulfill After a series of blinding headaches sends thirty four year old Elizabeth to the hospital she receives new

  • Title: A Map of Heaven
  • Author: Suzanne Elizabeth Anderson
  • ISBN: 9781500686710
  • Page: 366
  • Format: Paperback
  • What would you do if you had one week to live and a lifetime of unrealized dreams to fulfill After a series of blinding headaches sends thirty four year old Elizabeth to the hospital, she receives news of an inoperable tumor Defying doctor s orders, she heads to Paris in search of a different form of healing and one last chance to experience the life she locked away in aWhat would you do if you had one week to live and a lifetime of unrealized dreams to fulfill After a series of blinding headaches sends thirty four year old Elizabeth to the hospital, she receives news of an inoperable tumor Defying doctor s orders, she heads to Paris in search of a different form of healing and one last chance to experience the life she locked away in a room of her paintings In Paris, Elizabeth s days are spent in a budding romance with a doctor escaping his own demons, while her nights are inundated with surreal dreams In these dreams, she navigates a labyrinth and confronts pivotal moments from her past Upon waking, she receives mysterious notes hinting that her life may be saved if she could only find the map of Heaven described to her as a child During her nocturnal journeys through the endless labyrinth, Elizabeth meets an astronomer searching for forgiveness, an artist searching for immortality, and a mother searching for revenge As her dreams progress, she travels back in time to a small Midwestern town, follows a Parisian tunnel down to the depths of Hell, and eventually reaches a sandy beach offering a possible glimpse of Heaven In a cruel twist, for her life to be spared, Elizabeth is required to give up everything that has brought her so much joy, including the man she loves Which will she choose A return to her old life or a chance to grasp the meaning of life

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    About “Suzanne Elizabeth Anderson

    • Suzanne Elizabeth Anderson

      I was born in Fort Lauderdale, attended the University of Michigan on an athletic scholarship for swimming and then worked on Wall Street I left the bright lights of the big city fifteen years ago and traveled the world I now live in the mountains of Colorado, where I pursue my dream of writing novels.

    573 thoughts on “A Map of Heaven

    • I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is a good book, although a bit long. It took me much longer to read it because it is not an easy read. I would recommend to Christian genre fans but others may not enjoy it because of its preaching. Elizabeth is a young lady with a passion…a passion for painting. But she hides that passion from the world afraid that she is just not good enough. She is a curator at a museum and every day sees the magnificent works of art disp [...]


    • A woman who was an artist but never showed any of her paintings or drawings. She lost her father when she was young . She kept to herself and never did anything that she really wanted to do for fear of losing anymore in life. She got sick and the doctor said she had a brain tumor and wasn't going to live very long. So she decided to go to Paris instead of having chemo. The book has lots of Bible readings in it. Some people didn't believe in God anymore , some still did. Your never going to belie [...]


    • What An Inspiration!This book has opened my eyes further to my purpose in His plan! Through this author I was able to see clearer the direction of my life and to assess the changes that needed to take place to redirect my course to His path! Thank you for opening my eyes to see clearly the path He has chosen for me.


    • Interesting and thought provoking. Elizabeth finds she has a short time left to live due to a brain tumor so she plans a trip to Paris which was a long held dream. While in Paris she meets Peter as well as some "other worldy" people. Much of this story is Elizabeth's search for meaning in life as well as finding/refinding God. Her friend Peter is also searching for a renewal in faith.


    • A good, inspired book about mission in life and embracing God, even in the most dire of circumstances. Elizabeth has her own initiation journey once she find out she has terminal brain cancer and the forces of good and evil battle over the choice she makes at the edge of life and death.



    • Intriguing page turner!I chose this book because of the title and found it to be a good read. Along the pages I could identify with the characters & felt like I was right in the story. Great book!☺


    • I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Map of Heaven is on its surface the story of a 34-year old woman facing her own mortality when she’s diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. This sounds depressing, but in reality the book is so much more. It is an uplifting look into the questions we all ask at some point in our lives: Why am I here? What am I meant to be doing with my life? What happens if I die without doing it?Without giving anything away, the answer co [...]


    • Elizabeth is an assistant curator at a small art museum at a University in the Midwestern United States. As a hobby, she paints but has never felt confident enough to share her art with anyone. After losing her father as an eleven year old, she prefers to live her comfortable, safe existence. At the age of 34, she starts experiencing headaches. When she also has a dream about Joan of Arc and wakes up in explosive pain, she goes to the hospital where she is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumo [...]


    • Map of Heaven, by Suzanne Elizabeth Anderson, is a heartwarming work of fiction that the readers are sure to hold close to their hearts. It touches upon the idea of living life to the fullest.What would you do if you found out you only had a few more weeks to live? Elizabeth, the thirty-four year old protagonist with a passion for art, needs an answer to that question, quick. After suffering from multiple headaches, she goes to the hospital and finds out that she has a brain tumor. Elizabeth the [...]


    • Elizabeth has been dealing with headaches for the last few weeks. While they seem to be increasingly worse, she ends up in the ER one night for a particularly bad one. When the scans come back she reviews the news that she has an inoperable brain tumor and has weeks left to live. Defying the doctors advice to get treatment, Elizabeth moves up her trip to France from the summer to now and spends a week there.She starts to realize how much she has secluded herself from life and from love. Her past [...]


    • I received a copy of A Map of Heaven in exchange for an honest review. I considered opting out after reading the start due to the topic hitting rather close to home - but I am glad I stuck with it. The story centers around a young lady that has just received news that she has an inoperable brain tumor and has a very, very limited time to live. This sets her off to begin two very thought provoking journeys. The first is living what remains of her life here on Earth. The second takes place in her [...]


    • After Elizabeth received the news that she has a brain tumor, she starts a search for heaven and peace of mind. Her father did when she was a young teenager and she has been searching for answers ever since then. An artist, who has never shown her work, her dream has been to visit Paris and enjoy the galleries and all the art they have to offer.Assuming she has only a few weeks to live, she leaves her mundane job and travels to Paris the next day. Through dreams and maybe some reality, she disco [...]


    • A dieing woman's quest for HeavenThis is a complicated tale of a woman with only a week to live but the dialogue of this book still believes it needs to incorporate all of the foundation of the Christian faith. It leads you to believe that it is a novel about an artist who finds out she is going to die quickly of cancer so takes a long wished for trip to Paris. She can't really enjoy it because she is mad at God and has never had a relationship with him. Then, Thru miraculous story telling, she [...]


    • Had me cryingNot from sorrow, but for love, for life and the love I feel for Him. This book is a keeper. One I'm getting in print and reading over and over. It's been awhile since a book has moved me so. Shot straight to the heart, or should I say soul. Some people complain about it being preachy. Let me be clear: THIS IS A CHRISTIAN BASED NOVEL. If it makes you uncomfortable, good! It should! If it starts you thinking, even better! I fought Him or ignored Him most of my life. I finally surrende [...]


    • This was a hard book to read, it's really difficult subject matter. Elizabeth is faced with an a devastating diagnosis and must face how she has lived her life and what little time she has left's heart-breaking. The whole question of what would you do when faced with those decisions is a tough one and one that hit very close to home for me which was what made it difficult for me to read. (and hard to review)It's also set up to be a really great story and it is in a lot of ways, it just wasn't my [...]


    • I read this book in exchange for an honest review.Elizabeth is told she has a short time to live and decides she is going to vacation in Paris, before she makes a decision about having treatments. She has dreams in which she sees people from her past that have a message to share with her. Elizabeth is an artist but has never shown anyone, keeping it locked away in her spare bedroom. But the dreams convince her that she needs to share her art for others to see.This book wasn't one that held my in [...]


    • This book was so long!!! hence the 4-star. It was interesting to see how the writer made the characters find their answers to God through the personal experiences both past and present. What was most interesting was recognising the handiwork of the devil in influencing our decisions against God.The writer showed her bravery through Elizabeth and the course she took in finding her way to God.I do have some reservations about how the writer made suicide look like, it did draw out her message for t [...]


    • This novel had the potential to be great. It focused on a plot line that I don't see very often and intrigued me. However, I changed my mind once I began reading. The novel itself was one long sermon and was extremely preachy. It would be great for those seeking religious themes or looking for Bible quotes, but it wasn't a novel for me. I wish the author would have focused more on the storyline with the protagonist facing a limited time to live and searching for resolution in her life. Instead, [...]


    • A thought provoking book that will make you stop and think of what would you do if you were in Elizabeth's shoes and only had a short amount of time left to live? Elizabeth ignores what the doctor tells her and flies to Paris hoping to find a different answer. She meets a doctor who has problems of his own and falls in love. She begins to have dreams telling her what she needs to do to live but she will have to give up everything that makes her happy. What will she do? Read the story to find out [...]


    • A Map Of Heaven is one of the most touching, inspirational, beautiful books I've ever read. I was immediately invested in the characters and I simply could not put it down. It contains beautiful truths about God, the human condition, the heartbreak we suffer through life and the ways in which we can react to it. I was moved to tears countless times and that tells me how wonderful a storyteller Suzanne Elizabeth Anderson is and how amazingly she crafted the story of this novel. Thank you for an u [...]


    • Definitely compelling, as it is a very original idea. However, I felt that it leant far more towards our free will. It is God that draws us to him, yes we have to assent, but we cannot but help to say yes! Also, I felt that repentance was missed, or not given enough time. We are saved when we recognise our sin, and repent.Also, our purpose here on earth is to glorify God, and I felt the book seemed to lean more to our dreams. Yes, God does put ideas and dreams within us, but it isn't that we mig [...]


    • A Map of Heaven was just an okay read for me. I am in avid Christian fiction reader. I love reading that era because of the grace, love, and faith that usually is in most I have read. That being said, I thought this book was too extreme and too preachy to me. Making the story not flow as well as I would have liked. Preachiness aside, I thought the story to be heart wrenching, emotional, and thought-provoking. It did get quite slow at times and took a little longer for me to read than normal. I t [...]


    • Very different I understand having your own viewpoint on your spirituality, I have mine, but this book was a bit excessively preachy to me. There is a good message, but I honestly think that it would get across to & the book would attract more people if it was brought up with more undertones, rather than being so heavy with it. It got away from the actual story with the preaching, so the book seemed long, it didn't go as smooth as it could Although the ending happened abruptly, it was a good [...]


    • A map of heaven Elizabeth finds out she has a brain tumor and only has a short time to live. She sets out to find the find the map of heaven to find her dad that had passed away. She has a lot of strange dreams that helps lead her. She had always wanted to go to Paris and decides to go before she dies. This is not a regular romance book, has mystery, time travel and supernatural theme to it. I was given a copy for a honest review.


    • Loved itIf you are a Christian or if you are interested in Christian themes, you will probably love this story as much as I did. However, if Christian views annoy you, you won't. This is a beautiful story of a woman who is forced by circumstances to decide if she believes or not, and then she is offered an agonizing choice. Well written and thought-provoking story. I highly recommend this book.


    • A map of HeavenWords cannot describe how much I loved this book. The descriptions of the locations, the very breath of the words, take you to another placea place to question your purpose, your relationship with God.e you living or are you Living? I will be reading th his again and again because I know there is more to take away from this tale. The scriptures were relevant, Suzanne's knowledge of a relationship with God could be felt on a personal level.


    • Just don't sure where or how to really review this book! I was so torn in this book. I was glued to it, I couldn't lay it down for anything. It really had me on an emotional roller coaster ride. The author has remarkable skills. the book is well put together. The story and the characters are amazing! I strongly recommend this book to all, but I also recommend that you have a box of tissue too!*Received for an honest review*


    • I try to identify myself as an agnostic coz you can't accept or reject something you don't know i enjoyed the books in bits and pieces and was almost going to rate it 3 stars (or 3.5 if such option is present) but was completely dissatisfied by the last 25% of the book. without going in to details of the book as others suggested. , if you are a practicing Christian with love for good, you will like it. others just read through for the few upbeat moments.


    • This book was hard for me to rate. I liked the settings, especially in France, the recurrent art theme and the theme of following your dreams, and I also liked the way Peter and Elizabeth got to know each other. I feel like the book is too long and it could have definitely benefited from cutting some parts to make the story flow smoother. I'd say religious people will probably enjoy it more. I received an ebook copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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