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This book is simply a bunch of short stories of people the author knows and the signs they have received from the other side. I lost respect for the author when she revealed herself to be anti-vax particularly in terms of the HPV Vaccine staying that the other side told her this was toxic. As someone who sadly has been in treatment for severe cervical abnormalities for 4 years and facing a hysterectomy I find spreading this attitude utterly repulsive and would not buy another of this authors books again. I can’t see the relevance of this point to her message in the book The book also I found to be rather boring after a while as it seemed to be simply the author showing off about her abilities rather than showing the reader how to be open to synchronicities etc.
While I am sure this book is definitely an informative read for those who lost a loved one to death (and who hasn’t?), the title is misleading. The ‘signs’ this book talks about are messages from these loved ones who have crossed over - those are the stories this book is filled with. I was looking for a book similar to Denise Lin’s Signposts, about signs from the universe on your path when you’re in your everyday life with living souls (and not necessarily grieving a death). This is not the book for that.
I was expecting some great insights on how to develop a clear communication with the invisible. The book talks very few about any type of process to follow. It relates many stories on the author and other people and their communication experiences with the invisible. It reads like a novel
I was hoping that this book would be more an encyclopedia of sorts, of common signs from the universe or how to recognize these signs, and while it does delve into that somewhat, the book mainly consists of long-winded stories about other people’s experiences of receiving signs.
While these stories are amazing and very uplifting, I found myself losing interest after a while because the point had already been made loud and clear: our loved ones and the universe itself is constantly communicating with us from the other side.
I guess I was just looking more for a book about the mechanics of how the universe communicates with us, and how to be more in tune—I didn’t need to be to be convinced that we do receive signs, as I already am a believer, and chances are that if you’re interested in this book at all, you don’t need to be convinced either.
Also, and this is really immaterial, but the author writes with a bit of a self-congratulatory tone which I found a little tiresome. She seems to be really proud of the fact that she has these abilities and I actually wondered if that is why she chose to make the bulk of this book with stories—stories of how SHE had helped people and how amazing her abilities are.
This book gives little instructions but rather is cluttered with antidotes and other peoples stories, which wasn't clear on any of the rave reviews I read. Every single chapter is laden with "a woman I know had this happen", or "you won't believe what Judy saw after her son died in a fiery tragedy...", it comes off a bit lazy and tiresome. I'm sure the signs these people got were great for them (and there are so many of them in this book) but I was expecting a bit more instruction and information and less of a magazine article style of collected stories of the seemingly the same thing. The stories are very short and easy to digest and perhaps that's the thing that's in right now; writing that caters to small attention spans. This is like a Reader's Digest collection of people who had similar experiences, and not at all what I was expecting to find with these stellar reviews. The writing is kind, perhaps a bit too precious, and maybe that's the world we're living in. Nothing can be controversial or too heavy, it all has to be accessible. But it comes across as quite neutered for a subject that is anything but. The book has a front cover endorsement from "GOOP", that obnoxious website from Gwenyth Paltrow who's equaling obnoxious. That sealed the deal for me, this book had to go back. Perhaps it'd be a better review to just say if you're a GOOP shopper/follower, this is the book for you.
Not what I expected. While some of the stories are nice, I guess I was hoping for more "how to" and less stories of others. I was also put off in that the stories told seemed predominantly of the wealthy and well to do. I felt like the author was saying "Look at the people I hang with!". The same stories could have been told without mentioning job titles. I found myself skipping pages and even some chapters. Now in fairness some stories were heartwarming. Just wanted more "how to" and less stories of the rich and famous.
I agree with other "critical" reviews. But BIGGEST PROBLEM is that she ignores any departed WICKED people, such as child-rapists, murderers, and war-criminals. I have known victims and perpetrators, both sides, of such crimes. They've ranged from Nazi Germany down through the Vietnam and Iraq Wars down to present day. Yes, she gives a brief nod to departed victims -- though not a whisper about the deceased monsters. What about such folks and their irretrievably heartbroken family members still on earth?? She totally SKIPPED the terrible problem and knotty contradictions of EVIL PEOPLE and the people who (may have once) loved them.
There are about 4 chapters that are great and the rest are so sad. You read about all these people that passed and how they communicate with us on this side but simply too many stories. I love how-to books not a dozen stories of young wonderful people hitting a trees with their car and dying. But the publishers must have figured that this is how books will sell but not any more to me.