Just like a great cheeseburger, They Serve Bagels in Heaven is meant to be savored! Unlike a textbook, a fantasy novel, or even a guidebook, this is a love story that spans generations, filled with thoughtful words and thoughtful thoughts that provide much to digest.
I downloaded your book and I couldn't stop reading. It is fascinating. I also bought a paperback version for a friend of mine in FL.
I would be lost and hurt, not able to take a deep breath if I had not discovered that there is life after death.
Before I had learned so much, Thank you Mom for guiding me to Irene, who was able to get us to connect again. If it weren't for Irene and her tenacity in telling her story to comfort others, I would be a lost and lonely soul.
Gina M.Holistic Wellness Consultant
Your story is very moving and thought provoking and gives an insight into heaven unlike anything I've ever read before. The human touch that Saul describes makes it understandable and relational to the heaven-earth connection and the role that the hierarchical angels play.
The discussion of the previous lives you and Saul shared caught me by surprise. One could, incorrectly, draw the conclusion that it is not believable. Thus it takes word of mouth to spread the news of your remarkable book. This is where I fit in! You see, ever since I read the book, I've taken it with me for my humor presentations (there's more to it than just humor) and have shown it and passed it around. I presented it to over 250 women at an educator's conference! Many eagerly wrote down the title, as the book can be a great source of comfort for many.
Your amazing book has changed my life. At age 80, I have had the opportunity to investigate many spiritual paths and found that at some point, most end with a need to make a “leap of faith”. Your book has taken me beyond that point. It specifically transcends unsubstantiated faith in various religions, which at times contradict one another.
My major spiritual challenge throughout the years has been to find out how we specifically make our way through the void that exists between this life and the next. Your book, taken from your own experiences, addresses this question “head
At the time of my Father’s death and then my Mothers, some 25 years later, I yearned more than ever to solve this riddle. I truly feel that your book has given me that answer. I can say for certain that I no longer feel the frustration of “not knowing” that had been with me for so many years.
As you know, I have purchased three dozen of so of your books and have given them to special people in my life who had recently lost loved ones or who were spiritually challenged, as I had been. It won’t be long before I order more because as we all know, we must all eventually confront this process. For some this confrontation will be unexpected and thus they will be unprepared for this experience. For
others, armed with the information contained in your book, which is so well documented; they will know what to expect and thus experience translation with confidence.
Your book is in a class by itself and is daily freeing countless people from fear and ignorance relative to this subject. It is truly an honor to have found this book and to become your friend.
5.0 out of 5 stars
I found the journey of Irene and Saul amazing and captivating. This beautifully written narrative is inspiring and a wonderful reminder that there is true love that can be everlasting and that those we love are always with us! I also loved how the author included humorous moments throughout - I was laughing and crying from one chapter to the next!
5.0 out of 5 stars
What a beautiful story Irene has shared with her readers. There are humorous, joyous, devastating, and intriguing moments in this story. Whether or not you know what happens to a person's body/soul after they pass from this earth, this book gives a compelling narrative about the ability of two souls to stay connected, forever.
I loved reading They Serve Bagels in Heaven. Not only did Irene strike a perfect pitch and follow it through perfectly, but her Saulie sure knows the right questions to ask the angels! I think about some of Saulie's teachings all the time. This book is haunting. It provides much food for thought and discussion – everyone should have a copy.
Francine Vale, author of Song of the Heart: Walking the Path of Light.
A friend gave me a copy of your book. I could not put it down. It was everything I believed since I was a child.
I gave it to a friend whose son committed suicide. She is reading it now. How can I get more copies of this book? I have more people that need to read it.
Your book came at an important turning point in my life. For years I have struggled with depression and anxiety due to a troubled childhood with an alcoholic family. I turned to spiritual teachings and psychology to heal my suffering, but they barely took the edge off my pain. I was determined to find a way to heal my own emotional suffering. Finally, I broke free--over thirty years after beginning my search.
So dear Irene--and beloved Saul as well! I thank you both for this beautiful gift that you have given me, and the world. I feel like your book will open up people to the need for emotional healing, and show them the "how" in a simple, accessible, spiritual, and non-religious way.
What I loved most about your book was its simplicity, its authenticity, and the love that poured from every page. So few of the books, teachers, approaches, and psychologists I found during my search were simple, real, and accessible. Many were complicated and intellectual, and lacked "the love element." Your book is a love arrow straight to the heart--beautiful medicine for a weary world.
Thank you for your courage, commitment and clarity in persevering to shoot this love arrow out into the world.
With huge, heartfelt love and gratitude to you and Saul.
Irene’s book confirmed everything I knew about dying; about karma, about life after death. Her book soothes the troubled soul,
cracks open the heart so even nonbelievers will begin to question their stance. It also paves the way for deeper conversations; which indeed we must have. I believe if more people were to read this book, there would be fewer divorces, less suicides, more understanding, better communication and without question, more love and peace within ourselves and for each other.
Andrea Adler, Founder of Holistic PR
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Wonderful
Weinberg's story is powerfully insightful, emotionally moving and entertaining. This is a beautiful love story with a powerful message. Bravo!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book!
I have always been intrigued by what happens to our souls after death. Is there life after death? What happens when we get to Heaven? Do we reincarnate? I have read many books on the topic written by various authors such as psychics who provide information that is given to them from the dearly departed or people who state that they have had a Near Death Experience. Some are more credible than others... and some just didn't keep my interest. Irene's book, not only kept my interest, but it touched my heart by the witty way it was written! I love that she told the story from not only her point of view, but that of Saul's as well.
To read about a love so strong that it can literally stand the "test of time" (not only our soul's "humanly" love, but God's love as well) was so comforting. The message the book conveys "Be Kind and Loving" is unfortunately, in this day and age, a concept that is quickly fleeting in our crazy world.
Bravo, Irene for having the courage to share your story! You and Saul are an inspiration! I urge ALL OF YOU to read this book, and challenge yourselves to...."Be Kind and Loving". :-) Happy reading!
5.0 out of 5 stars If you've lost a loved one…
Thought provoking, fascinating story. Even if you're not at all spiritual, but may have lost a loved one, or just wondered about why we're here, is there a heaven, and what happens to us after death...it's uplifting, comforting, and well worth the read.
5.0 out of 5 stars More than a love story. A life story.,
Such a sweet book. Such a timeless message: Live consciously. Be loving and kind to everyone.
As Ted Rubin always says, "Be good to people!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
In the interest of full disclosure, Irene's people reached out to me and asked if I wanted to read her book. Honestly, I don't know why they though I, a humor writer who focuses mostly on parenting and education, would want to read a book about death and the afterlife, but it just so happened, I was at a point in my life that I needed this book. I didn't choose Irene; she chose me.
They Serve Bagels in Heaven is inspiring, hopeful, and exceptionally well-written. It's the kind of book you can't put down once you start, and for so many reasons. The sweet, heartfelt love story at the core reads like fiction--I couldn't get enough of Saul and Irene! Then, on the next page, questions about the after life that I've been afraid to ask are not only answered, but explained in such intimate detail that I've no doubt Saul is the one telling the story.
Since reading, I have had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Irene, and at the risk of sounding cliche, she is a breath of fresh air. Open-minded, kind, and generous in spirit, Irene is the kind of person you want to sit down with over wine because just knowing her makes you a better person.
I. Love. This. Book.
5.0 out of 5 stars
While I was reading this book and came upon the part of a tragic car accident where her husband dies and she is severely injured from the accident I kept thinking he must be alive when I get to the end of the book, but he is not. It's not a sad ending but one of hope, love, and everyday kindness.
Irene writes that Saul's soul was out of his body that was still in the car, and he watching the emergency crew, the hospital crew, and his wife. How does she know this? I think Saul told her.
The healing journey also enables you to release those that harmed you physically or mentally in the past and have left this earth. That sounds wonderful, and something to work on in my own life. I don't think I'd be ready to share a bagel with them though! maybe later.The author's journey leads her to heal, evolve, and be conscious of what she says and does to others. It kind of reminds me of that "no regrets" saying. Your spiritual journey on Earth goes with you to Heaven so make it a good one!
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love that lasts an eternity. The spiritual connection, one that even if you are not a believer, it leaves you thinking, considering the words Irene writes. Written by Irene with help of her late husband, one you pick it up, you will not stop.