Is This Heaven?
The Magic of the Field of Dreams

Is this Heaven?  The Magic of the Field of Dreams brings readers along on the continuing pilgrimage to the Field of Dreams Movie Site where life imitates art and everyday people find redemption and reconciliation in an Iowa cornfield.

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More than a decade ago, a film reduced grown men to tears with its tale of a quest for redemption and fulfillment, mystical elements of the national pastime, and an enchanted ball field.  At the end of the film, a line of cars begins a pilgrimage to the Field of Dreams.  Is this Heaven?  The Magic of the Field of Dreams picks up where the film left off and brings readers along on the continuing real-life pilgrimage to the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, Iowa. 

Moviegoers were warned that, "people will come," but nobody was prepared for real visitors to turn up the driveway of the Iowa farmers whose land served as a Hollywood movie set.  More than a decade after the film's debut, the pilgrimage continues and real life people find that life imitates art and everyday people find redemption and reconciliation in an Iowa cornfield.  The Field of Dreams Movie Site has become a destination for lost souls.  People from across the globe have found their way to this diamond to race around the bases, shag fly balls, knock one out of the park, and connect with something missing in their lives. 

Is this Heaven?  The Magic of the Field of Dreams is an account of an authorís and filmmakerís imagination, transformed into a shrine and sanctified by the faithful who have found the fulfillment they lacked on a grass and dirt movie prop.  It is a glimpse into the lives of people whose connection to the Field of Dreams has created phenomenal tales, and an account of how a simple place born of twentieth-century commercialism has a timeless appeal.  It is an insight into the minds of people who have traveled thousands of miles to frolic on the well-kept field and search for redemption amidst its rows of corn, and the story of individuals with special needs who have found acceptance and escape on this fertile land.  It is the story of a make-believe place made real, its incredible lure, and its effect on the people who have stepped between its chalk lines. 

Most of all, Is this Heaven?  The Magic of the Field of Dreams is the story of how a small corner of picturesque farmland has been transformed from a rich patch of earth that produced a lucrative cash crop into a place that produces profound changes in its visitors ó changes that have been as nourishing as the most succulent Iowa corn.
 

IS THIS HEAVEN?
THE MAGIC OF THE FIELD OF DREAMS

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