Jul 26, 2012

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from Heaven

101 Stories Miraculous Stories of Signs from Beyond, Amazing Connections, and Love that Doesn't Die

When our loved ones leave this world, our connection with them does not end. Death takes away their physical presence, but not their spirits, and we often sense them after they have gone. Sometimes when we see or hear from them, they give us signs and messages. Sometimes they speak to us in dreams or they appear in different forms. The stories in this book, both religious and secular, will amaze you, giving you new knowledge, insight and awareness about the connection and communication we have with those who have passed on or those who have experienced dying and coming back.

I am a huge fan of Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and I never know what unexpected treasure will arrive in the mail from the publisher. When the book titled "Messages from Heaven" arrived, I was very curious about this latest collection of stories.

I wish I could say that I loved this book, but as a book blogger I take pride in being totally honest about each and every book that I read. I randomly selected and read only some of the stories throughout this book. I must admit that it bothered me (a lot) and in fact I couldn't read very much of it.

Unexplained encounters of a so-called "spiritual" nature with persons who have deceased have always made me feel uncomfortable. There are so many good books out there that I would rather spend my time on, and this particular title just didn't sit right with me.

The synopsis of this book indicates that there are both religious and secular stories included, but of the stories I finished, I honestly didn't find any that I found enlightening or edifying. I am sure there is good content in the book, but I don't want to search as though in the dark just to find the good parts.

Most of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books that I have read in the past have been inspirational and motivational, and often humorous and entertaining. This book made me feel uncomfortable for the most part, and I honestly wouldn't recommend this one.

Disclosure: Book received courtesy of Shelton Interactive and Simon & Schuster Canada, in exchange for my honest review.

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