I have always been fascinated by how a medium facilitates contact between souls and those people left on earth. This was my first book by George Anderson, and I found the format very educational. The book contains nine sessions between either relatives and a departed family member, or in one case between a spirit still residing on Earth and the person close to her.
The book is structured in two parts. First, the story of the living individual is told. This usually includes their relationship with the departed soul. This is followed by an almost verbatim transcript of Anderson's interaction with the spirit. The first section reads smoothly; the readings are somewhat harder to follow because of the repetition.
For me, the most interesting parts were when Anderson comments on how much he learned from a particular reading. In this regard, one of the readings is very unusual in that he is interacting with a spirit who has decided not to cross over yet.
If you are interested in how readings with a medium operate, this is an excellent introduction. It also makes you question your beliefs about the afterlife. The series of readings in this book highlight some of the more unusual facets of the interaction between the here and hereafter.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.