So dance and sing and laugh out loud, just like we used to do; I know it's hard, but you have to see that I'm right here with you. And when you feel like crying, try and smile through the tears; I hope you will remember, I'll love you for a thousand years. And when you're feeling lonely, and you don't know what to do, Just close your eyes and read this letter, from me to you. Aug 07, Jennifer Siddiqui rated it it was amazing. This book shows that death doesnt separate us from the ones we love. An uplifting book about the enternal bonds between children and parents. Dec 21, Brooke rated it it was amazing.
DailyOM - Growing Up in Heaven: The Eternal Connection Between Parent and Child by James Van Praagh
That's all I have to say. This book really opened up my mind. Even though I'm still very young and not yet a parent, I still think that anyone can read this book, because it would be good for anyone, I think. I really loved every aspect of this book, I'm not kidding! I loved reading about different souls and the different purposes we have on Earth and what our soul lessons are. It's comforting to know that when you pass, you are not dead, but still very much alive in another world.
Yes, I d Wow. Yes, I do believe in it, and I definitely believe in every part of this book! Sep 12, Alexa rated it it was ok Shelves: lots-of-hype. I decided to buy and read this book because it had been recommended by numerous people as a great book for a grieving parent. It was not a great book for this grieving parent. Although the book is well written and is certainly an interesting read, to me it seemed more like a fiction book. The whole idea of mediums, re-incarnation, and many of the other concepts discussed are just so far outside of my belief system, that I sometimes found it more unsettling than comforting.
I continued to read becau I decided to buy and read this book because it had been recommended by numerous people as a great book for a grieving parent. I continued to read because I thought the book was interesting enough to go on, and I knew there was a chapter for grieving parents toward the end. But as I continued to read, my skepticism outweighed everything else. The one concept in the book that I did find reassuring is the idea that some souls are more advanced than others, and if a baby or child dies, they have a very mature soul and only needed a short time on earth to accomplish their purpose.
That one idea did bring me peace. But the idea of "soul school" in heaven, his belief on the souls of those who commit suicide or are aborted - while I am sure provide comfort to families who have suffered a terrible loss of this nature, seemed too farfetched and bizarre to me.
Overall, I think that enjoyment of this book really depends on your belief system. It does not coincide at all with Christian beliefs of one eternal afterlife and just depressed me at the thought of having to come back over and over and over. However, if you are open to other views and beliefs, give it a try.
But if you are looking for a book to bring you any kind of closure or peace after losing a baby or young child, this is not the book I would recommend to you. Feb 28, Shelly Petrelli rated it it was amazing. This book reiterates what other gifted writers have substantiated and the fact that my son has communicated with me on all levels of transcendence. I believe in this and have been shown things in visions and dreams. I have also been enlightened by the fact that as once identifying as a Christian I have questioned a lot in what organized religion has taken out of the Bible and misinterpreted through means if fear.
I still go to church but take what is preached with a grain of salt. I know God and This book reiterates what other gifted writers have substantiated and the fact that my son has communicated with me on all levels of transcendence. I know God and Jesus are real but not in the way it's depicted in the Bible I believe we all have purpose and our souls get lost within the physical and earthly form we habit.
- Creative Prayer: A collection of Contemplative Prayer Stations.
- The Optional Society: An Essay on Economic Choice and Bargains of Communication in an Affluent World.
- Beginners Guide to Temple Run Oz: Cheats, Tricks, and Hints to Dominate Gameplay;
- Other Titles by James Van Praagh.
- Parenting Without Tears?
- The Bleeding Glacier of Antarctica: A 15-Minute Strange But True Tale (15-Minute Books Book 505)?
My son has helped me understand this Love is always the answer and the way Sep 19, Joyce rated it it was amazing. This book was very thought provoking. If you or someone you know lost a child this book will bring you comfort. Many people probably won't believe what the author is saying however; there is surprise on the part of the families and parents which he has a message for.
Growing Up in Heaven: The Eternal Connection Between Parent and Child
He approaches them with things that there is no way he could possibly know. On a personal note, my daughter was approached by a woman who said that my daughter's son appeared to her. She said things to my daughter that were impossib This book was very thought provoking. She said things to my daughter that were impossible for the woman to know. I believe that there are people in the world who have a connection to those who have passed and want to bring peace to their families. Read this book slowly, let James Van Praagh's words settle in and be at peace.
Jul 27, Maria Paiz rated it liked it. I'm a sucker for books about dying and the afterlife If this guy is for real, it must be amazing to experience a session with him. Ultimately, even non-believers will agree that the messages are positive and loving, and provide comfort for grieving families.
Brought Comfort I've been grieving for my daughter that I lost 8 months ago. This is the first book that has brought me comfort about her and the afterlife. I highly recommend this book if you're stuck in your grief. Aug 24, Dee rated it really liked it.
Fortunately, I've never lost a child to death. However, one of my friends has, and we grieved together.
James Van Praagh
She recommended this book. I can see how this book could give comfort to a grieving parent. Oct 02, Donnell rated it really liked it. Had a best friend die at age ten. Books like this help with understanding and help one to better develop a sense of peace and connection. Aug 12, A. Gulden rated it it was amazing. I read Growing Up in Heaven purely for research purposes because I needed a description of heaven for a book I'm planning to write.
It served its purpose and beyond. Aug 27, Jill rated it really liked it. Good stories--not sure how much to believe. Feb 25, Aihpos rated it liked it. I have always enjoyed reading books by James Van Praagh. Not all his books are interesting but some of them I do enjoy. This one is not too bad. He discuss about cases he encounters with children that are passed on. One thing this book I did not encountered this is what about children that are being aborted or still born.
Are they also the same? They too also grow up in Heaven?
- Castles of Britain: Photos to enjoy (a childrens picture book).
- The Hollows.
- Yes, Lord, I Have Sinned - 20th Anniversary Edition: But I Have Several Excellent Excuses.
- Wave the White Flag -- Sweet Surrender.
Dec 17, Oksana Fore rated it it was amazing. This book really helped me to cope with the death of my teenaged son. May 14, Louise George rated it liked it. Sep 04, Tina rated it liked it. Didn't like it. Didn't find comfort in it and didn't really agree with what he said. Oct 18, Jessica Lake rated it really liked it.
I loved this book. Very thought provoking. A quick read. I couldn't put it down. Dec 11, Rob rated it really liked it. I was fascinated by this book and quite enjoyed it. The concepts that Van Praagh writes about seemed to me to be a sort of mash-up of mormon and hindu theology. A lot of what he talks about are things that I absolutely agree with. Others, I believe he gets wrong. I am undecided about whether Van Praagh is sincere and really does or at least really believe he does experience the interactions with spirits that he claims.
I think there are 2 possible explanations for the content of this book: 1 J I was fascinated by this book and quite enjoyed it. I think there are 2 possible explanations for the content of this book: 1 James Van Praagh really does talk to spirits. Although, from my perspective, if this is true, and since the communication he claims to have with spirits is is via thought, I believe some of his concepts about what the spirit world is like are tainted by his own internal belief system.
His own filters compromise what is really being communicated to him. This, unfortunately, would also make him a con man.. Do I believe, as he says, that we are spiritual beings, having a mortal experience? Absolutely, Do I believe there are people who can interact with spirits of those who have passed from this life, even if those people don't share my same beliefs? Do I wish that I could talk to dead people? May 23, Melissa rated it it was amazing. A wonderful look at the experiences of all souls, mainly focused on the souls of children who have died and returned to the spiritual world.
The author, a medium, included numerous readings to demonstrate the points he was making. I found this book to be very helpful and inspiring in assisting me in my loss. I plan on rereading this and reading other books by this author as I felt a connection. I recommend this book to everyone as a way to shed light on how we communicate with those who have ret A wonderful look at the experiences of all souls, mainly focused on the souls of children who have died and returned to the spiritual world. I recommend this book to everyone as a way to shed light on how we communicate with those who have returned to the spiritual world and also in helping those of us on earth to uncover the purpose of our souls.
Jan 15, Nina rated it really liked it. While at the library I spotted this book on the shelf. I opened to the middle and started reading. Intrigued by his theories on the afterlife and reincarnation I checked the book out. Maybe I'm sucked into the idea of Mediums and curious to hear from special people that have passed from this world.
Irregardless, if you have even a shred of belief or curiosity about spirits this quick book is worth a read. Shelves: enchanting-wondrous-and-magical-lo , death-nde-s-shared-nde-s , spiritual-mistical-wisdom-religio , therapy. This is a very inspiring book by a well known medium. It is written in a light, inspiring way. Drawing on nearly three decades of spirit communication, in Growing Up in Heaven he takes us on a powerful, emotional and ultimately inspiring journey to the other side.
With compassion and insight, he offers a detailed portrayal of a child's soul on its journey from this world to the next.
beta.cmnv.org/heterocyclic-chemistry-v4-specialist-periodical-reports.php Through true stories and messages from those who have passed over, he explains the unbreakable bond between parent and child while offering us an amazing vision of heaven. Van Praagh proves that love transcends the physical and material planes of this world, and offers compelling evidence that our departed ones, however young and tragically taken, will always be a part of our lives. Enter your Postcode or Suburb to view availability and delivery times.