Irene Weinberg, Author of “They Serve Bagels in Heaven”
Irene Weinberg is the author of They Serve Bagels in Heaven, a 5-star rated memoir filled with humor, love and narrative flair. As Irene chronicles her healing journey from devastating loss to a renewed sense of inner strength, spiritual wisdom and passion for life following the death of her husband Saul, she also shares beautiful and important insights about healing both in heaven and on Earth. Unlike a textbook, a fantasy novel, or even a guidebook, They Serve Bagels in Heaven is a love story that spans generations, filled with thoughtful words and thoughtful thoughts that will answer your questions about what the afterlife is like, what is a soul mate, do we each have a soul purpose, how does heaven handle evil, have we lived other lives besides this one, what goes on in heaven between lives, and why each life matters. This story is a truly moving experience.
Irene Weinberg, They Serve Bagels in Heaven: A story of love, eternity, and the cosmic importance of everyday life
If you are not used to reading about information received from those who have passed over to Spirit, this is probably a good book with which to start because it is written in such a human way, with practicality, unlike some of the channeled books on the market. Although in one sense it is sentimental, it is so practical that it keeps you focused on the message. For some the content may seem far-fetched and there is a distinct possibility that they would either not buy the book in the first place or that they would abandon it within the first few pages. I would urge those people to suspend their disbelief, keep an open mind, and read the whole thing; it is not a long book but it is packed with information that will help everyone in their lives whether or not they believe in the afterlife. This is just a great way live in order to get the most out of life regardless of what happens at the end of this lifetime for each of us.
The book is a touching and well-written account of two soulmates who have incarnated together many times in order to achieve their mutual soul purpose. It contains a lot of humor and carries you along at a fast pace. Saul gives his account and Irene weaves her story around this; I was confused at the start because there was no indication as to how Saul had imparted this information to Irene but this is explained later in the book.
The reason for writing this book is that Saul was taken to spirit early and was, therefore, unable to finish the work related to his soul purpose, although he had moved off the path that would take him in this direction before passing. He desperately sought to contact Irene so that he could have some further input into her life to continue their work.
Much of what is in here has been written in other books – in books on near-death and out-of-body experiences and channelings from Spirit, as well as some self-help books – but it is written in what can only be described as such a unique way that it grabs your attention and makes you consider what it really means.
We often talk about how each of us has a soul purpose but most of us have no clue as to what it is and we just bumble through life in a daze. Basically, the ultimate soul purpose for all of us is exactly the same: to give and receive love and to learn to love ourselves unconditionally. In other words, love that is not ego-based. This is coming directly from someone who has lived many times on the Earth and who now has the huge amount of knowledge and understanding that we will all have one day when we get back to Spirit. To quote Saul: “Whatever else you might get from reading about our [Irene and Saul’s] passions, tragedies, and comedies, I hope most of all that you will see the bottom-line truth: the love you give and receive in your life now can and does go on. The love you manage to stumble through for your parents, your neighbors, your children, or your spouse, no matter how imperfect, can help stop the force of cruelty in the world and can help you overcome any tragedy life hands you.”
It is obvious that few of us realize the influence we have, through our thoughts, words and deeds, on the rest of the people living on this planet. The nature of the energy we put out into the world and that which we have within us is of enormous importance in changing the way others think and take action. Saul’s and Irene’s soul purpose is to bring this to the attention of the world through this book and through the way Irene lives her life now without Saul being physically with her (although, of course, he is definitely still with her in a spiritual sense and taking as active a part in her life as possible).
This is an inspiring book that makes you stop and think, simply because it has been written by two ordinary people who have lived ordinary lives and made an impact on the universe. It underlines the fact that ordinary lives can still be extraordinary when love is lived through them quietly and effectively – no celebrity, no political or religious grandstanding, no ego. Everything is achieved through thoughts, words and everyday, loving deeds, which is something we can all do and know that we are making a difference in this far from perfect world.
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