Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - The Medium Next Door

Monday, April 25, 2011

Book Review - The Medium Next Door

About the Book
At just five years old, Maureen Hancock discovered her ability to communicate with the dead. Descended from a long line of legendary Irish mystics, she was no stranger to the spiritual realm, but for fear of being misunderstood by her friends and family she kept the otherworldly messages to herself, eventually suppressing them completely.

 Maureen wouldn't hear the spirits again until she was in a near-fatal car crash. Soon after, she had hundreds of voices in her head, many of which helped her crack cases and expose fraud in her role as a litigation paralegal at a large Boston law firm. Then, when tragedy struck on 9/11, Maureen was bombarded with messages from the spirit world. As each one made contact with her, she finally came to terms with her calling: to communicate with the deceased, assist the dying, search for missing children, and teach the living about life after death, all the while raising her children in her suburban home.

Maureen Hancock is literally is the Medium Next Door, and in this book and through her stories of her encounters with the otherworld as well as guided exercises at the conclusion of each chapter, she offers the same comfort and wisdom she shares in her healing encounters and lectures about what is out there waiting for all who are open to its mysteries.

My Take on the Book
If you have ever had any interest in looking at what a medium's life is really like, then this book will provide you a glimpse. I was amazed at the different experiences that the author shares with her readers. I used to watch the show Medium with my wife until it ended this year and though I knew that some of it was based on the life of a real medium, I also knew that it was still television and that it was embellished a bit as well. This book did not seem to be embellished at all. Instead it seemed to provide the read with full access to the author's experiences and life. I would say that whether you believe in spirits or not, this book will definitely make you think and consider the possibilities of the world around you (which is the mark of a great book in my perspective). So if you are looking for a book that will open your eyes, look no further than this book!

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