Review: Spirit Whisperer Chronicles of a Medium

Spirit Whisperer Chronicles of a Medium

by John Holland

Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
Pub Date: 02/15/2010
ISBN: 9781401922870

3 1/2 stars   3 1/2 stars

John Holland is known as a medium and he has appeared on programs like the A&E Special: Mediums, We See Dead People or Unsolved Mysteries.

“There’s a special language that transcends time and space—a language that’s not constrained by the limitations of just words—but one that consists of signs, symbols, energy, and thought. A language that can only be heard when one truly listens. It’s the language of The Spirit Whisperer. In John Holland’s past books, he explained how he came to terms with, and learned to accept and embrace, his spiritual gifts as a psychic medium; and how “readers” could develop their own intuitive psychic abilities. In this book, John picks up the fascinating story of his personal journey of growth and development as one of the most respected practicing mediums today. This work chronicles his career to date and includes some enlightening and heartfelt real-life case studies. He candidly discusses readings with clients, including those who’ve had their own After Death Communications (ADCs)—from the outrageous to the profound. John also explains the signs and symbols that our loved ones continually try to send us. One of his most popular sayings is: “Those on the Other Side want to talk to you—as much as you want to talk to them!”

John divulges for the first time some of the extraordinary paranormal occurrences he’s witnessed throughout his career, and provides a rare glimpse behind the scenes of what it’s like to be a “Psychic Time Machine” for several television shows. He’ll also help parents who have a psychic child themselves. The Spirit Whisperer is a book you’ll want to read over and over, as many of the stories will touch your heart as well as your soul!”

I have to admit that I am a skeptic. I found myself reading this book with a little distrust; however, I wanted to give it a chance and learn something. My distrust was only increased when I read this in his introduction “However; I am forever reminding myself that I am just an ordinary man …” As opposed to what? I wondered what I might learn from this man. Whatever it might be humility was not going to be one of those lessons.

The book is divided into 14 chapters, which do not need to be read in any order. With that  instruction in mind, I plunged into the last chapter frequently asked questions. I decided to give the rest of the book a chance and I’m glad that I did.

I found John’s stories to be inspiring and touching. I was moved on several occasions by the personal stories that played out. One of the most moving chapters of the book is chapter 12 dealing with pets. I guess I’m a soft touch when it comes to pets.

I still remain skeptical about mediums but I can see how they can play an important role for some people. My earlier distrust of John Holland has softened. In the end, I guess the most important thing to take away from this book is that we need to say what we need to say to our loved ones now so that we don’t need a medium later.

I received this complimentary book from Hay House for review purposes.

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