Monday, June 27, 2016

Life Between Heaven and Earth: What You Didn't Know About the World Hereafter and How It Can Help You by George Anderson, Andrew Barone

Life Between Heaven and Earth: What You Didn't Know About the World Hereafter and How It Can Help You by George Anderson, Andrew Barone is a new book written to offer comfort to those who wish to know about what happens after death.  Written from a general spiritual perspective, this book is not a biblical perspective about life after death. This book offers a secular, or new age perspective on experiences after death.

 The author presents anecdotes of life after death from a general secular point of view. Based on his experiences as a medium, the author chronicles the experiences of a number of individuals or cases that he had the opportunity for involvement as a medium. In this book, he chronicles the accounts of grieving parents, spouses and individuals and their interactions with their deceased loved ones in the spirit world.  Using his clients' experiences, the author complies this book of stories to portray the life beyond this world.  Written in a matter of fact, reporter-esque fashion, the author presents a bit of background of each case study before proceeding to the details of the actual contact with the spirits of the deceased.  There may be many readers who will find comfort through these accounts, but I imagine many readers might be left with more questions about the afterlife.  For those readers looking for biblical answers to the afterlife- this would not be the book for you as this is written with the agnostic or secular reader in mind.  Much of the material and the accounts in this book contradict the biblical teaching of the afterlife and of heaven.  This book is for the niche market of spiritual seekers who are not specifically religious. Personally I would turn to the bible for answers about what happens after death. Considering there are many readers who are not specifically Christian or religious, this book may serve as a bridge for readers to consider the spiritual world.  I was curious about what this book and its authors had to say about his personal experiences as a medium, but after finishing the book, I simply found it to be a compendium of experiences and anecdotes.  I wanted to keep an open mind as to the ultimate source of this medium's information.  Nevertheless, not much information was provided and I remain a skeptic concerning mediums, psychics and clairvoyants.  I believe in the spiritual world no doubt, but the source of this spiritual information is questionable and personally I do not feel it is trustworthy as originating from the departed spirits of human beings as alleged. If there is a spiritual origin to these accounts, I would not discount the influence of evil spirits who seek to confuse and to lead astray those who are seeking truth and comfort.  As a blogger I received a copy of this book published by Ten Speed/ Potter/ Harmony books.

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