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Faith, Spirits, and Unexplained Events


Not for me 😔

Deep losses haunt. Sometimes, it's a haunting that's welcomed! "Faith, Spirits, and Unexplained Events" showcases an eternal love at play.

I too have experienced deep losses within my lifetime and have written about them; but, for the most part, the words remain unpublished. A literary agent I approached asked me, "Are you writing for your own healing or for the healing of others?" If it's cathartic for you, by all means write; but, for it to be shareable across a broad spectrum you have to add in actionable steps of how your story will benefit, aid, and lead others.

Admittedly, this author repeatedly states he is by no means a writer. A transparency that's key to keep in mind in order for you to begin and finish this book. The author is not trying to be something he's not; and, he truly does hope his words bring hope and encouragement to others who are lost within grief.

The above being said, this book is not for me in that it truly needed to be helped along either by the hiring of a ghost-writer to make this husband's and wife's journey come to life more fully; or, it needed those aforementioned action steps to be added into the words, stories, and chapters shared.

Action steps such as including the stages of grief and relating chapters specifically to each, more in-depth detail regarding the various places and suggested resources people can go to in attempts to find healing while reaching out to the other-side; a deeper dive into personal beliefs in God and ones interpretation of Scripture passages where it states people are not to consult mediums and the loop-hole one might determine to give themselves in order for such a consultation to take place free of guilt, etc.

The author does communicate in a style that makes this read an easy one. The book's chapters are short, it's revelations to the point, and ultimately love is showcased in powerful ways. It's an eternal flame.

The candles and their messages were the most poignant part for me; and, words I choose to leave with you now: Live. Laugh. Love. This I know to be true, our loved ones that go before us want us to continue to live with laughter and love ever present in our lives. Emotions that are necessary to remember the joy that once was and to incorporate that same joy into our present and future. Breathe in, breathe out, remember your loved one with a smile, and live!

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About the author

Tom Farrell retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2006 and has previously never written a book nor held strong beliefs about spirits and what happens after our body leaves this world. This book is a collection of spiritual stories witnessed by Tom, family and friends after his wife passed in Aug 2019. view profile

Published on June 29, 2020

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30000 words

Worked with a Reedsy professional 🏆

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

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