Friday, July 27, 2012

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from Heaven

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 have been reflecting a lot on how lucky I have been in recent years not to lose anyone very close to me. As both sets of my grandparents get older I have begun to fear the inevitable. The idea of death is frightening and intimidating to me. I hate to think of never being able to see someone you love or speak to them again. The end seems so final. So when I began reading some of the stories in this Chicken Soup for the Soul book I was actually filled with some relief.
The pain of losing a love one can never be minimized and nothing anyone can say can take that pain away. But this book was filled with inspirational stories of learning to live with loss. The idea that someone never really leaves you is powerful. Some of the authors in this book have had experiences in which their loved ones have felt present. Or there was a sign or symbol that they were with them. The book is filled with hope that we can still be connected to those we have lost.

I think that this book would be a tremendous help to someone going through the grieving process. But it was also a big help to me, someone who fortunately is not going through grief. I have a true fear of death, of losing someone, and this book truly helped me put some things in perspective.

I received a free copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own.


Kids Party World said...

I am very interested in purchasing this book. I've always been intrigued by the question, "What happens after life?" I hope this book can give me some insight on this topic and lessen the fear of losing a loved one.

Lara said...

It's a big question... and the unknown is very frightening.