The lives of five individuals are shared after they are greeted in heaven by Wisdom, their ten-foot-tall guardian angel and a member of God's hierarchy. Julie, a sixty-seven-year-old pizza shop owner from New Orleans; Abbie, a twenty-seven-year-old rock star from Santa Monica; Rashid, a twenty-five-year-old Taliban officer from Pakistan; Tiny, a forty-six-year-old partner in an accounting firm from Chicago; and Sophia, a fifty-four-year-old Jewish stand-up comic from South Miami, are all guided throughout the heavenly realm by Wisdom, experiencing a heaven they never dreamed existed.
The five forge a bond while meeting in the Garden of Tranquility, crossing the Sea of Reconciliation, and reconnecting with family, friends, and pets on the other side. Their arrival at the heavenly mansion prepared for them is celebrated with a homecoming party featuring a feast and a concert by many famous artists.
After the party, Wisdom transports them to Mount Transfiguration, the highest mountain in heaven, where they get their first glimpse of New Jerusalem, The City of God, a glittering and magnificent golden walled city which shines with the brilliance of millions of gems. From their vantage point, they marvel at the vista that spreads before them, captivated by its breathtaking beauty and vastness. Their journey, however, has only just begun.