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I Know What Heaven Looks Like: A Modern Day Coming of Age Story

I Know What Heaven Looks Like: A Modern Day Coming of Age Story is the debut creative nonfiction novel by Lawrence Richardson. This page-turner is beautiful; it’s painful; it’s shameful; it’s faithful; it’s real.

Whatever your views are on faith and the afterlife, if you’ve ever felt like you were in a fog and needed hope, this book will wake you up. Comparable to books like Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye and Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being A Wallflower, I know What Heaven Looks Like takes readers on the journey of a lifetime. We meet and fall in love with a precocious child who comes of age enduring challenging circumstances. His ability to leave his former life behind in order to embrace a different reality will inspire even the skeptics to pause. If you ever need a reminder that anything is possible, this is it.

Rev. Lawrence T. Richardson is a Pastor, a self proclaimed Digital Evangelist, and a Leadership Coach. When he is not traveling, speaking or writing about life, faith, or social issues, he uses multiple online platforms to minister to followers that span the globe. Lawrence has been featured in publications such as the Salt Collective, Huffington Post Religion, Believe Out Loud and The Root, and is the recipient of numerous leadership and service awards. You can follow him online @Larry2_0 and find out more about him and his work at

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