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How to Be a Christian Psychic: What the Bible Says about Mediums, Healers and Paranormal Investigators was written by Adrian Lee and published by Wisdom Editions in 2015. You may purchase it at Amazon.com/Kindle.

By Adrian Lee

Using the Bible as reference, historian and psychic investigator Adrian Lee, a devout Christian, digs deeply into religious beliefs that appear on the surface to denounce the work of mediums, healers, and psychics. He explains these passages clearly and in historical context, challenging Christians to understand the deeper meanings and various settings in which these passages were intended to apply, so that the bible’s true message can emerge. He also explains his work as a healer and psychic investigator, showing how Christians can safely and effectively use their own God-given psychic gifts to help others.

It was with reluctance that I decided to buy this book, but the subject matter seemed interesting to me since I am also a paranormal investigator.  It is true that there has always been a rift between the study of the paranormal and organized religion.  The question that is asked of these two groups of people that brings interesting but mostly different answers is: “Do you believe in ghosts?”  The author does a good job of explaining and exploring the bible to show that in fact the existence of ghosts is mentioned in the good book 108 times.  The author acknowledges that multiple interpretations of the bible have changed the way some think and how people may relate to the words within. This has led to hypocrisy among certain segments of Christians, as it relates to paranormal practices.

The book is well written and easy to understand but unfortunately, a dark cloud of suspicion and skepticism hangs over the author in this latest book of his.  In a previous publication: Mysterious Minnesota: Digging Up The Ghostly Past, the author made claims that were proven false (Was not present at investigations he wrote about being at.). Former team members can back this up, which includes me.  More can be written here but it would do injustice to his latest book, which deserves an honest review.

That being the past, I hope Mr. Lee has worked to be truthful in his latest efforts. After all, honesty should go hand in hand with his Christian values.

In May of 2011, the author writes that he had an “Angel Visitation” after he asked God to “Show me an angel.” He writes: “There was a chill in the air, and I gathered the bed covers around me…” and then describes  “a blinding light raining down on me from above.  It was very powerful and filled the room, glowing and dazzling like the white light in the hottest part of a furnace. It was so intense that I immediately realized I could not see the walls or corners of the room.”

The author later writes that a man by the name of “Joshua” also visited him.  Explains the author: “In His day, Jesus was actually known as ‘Joshua ben Joseph’.” That is quite an acknowledgment and it would be a profound responsibility on the shoulders of anybody.

Even with the cloud of suspicion and skepticism hanging over the author’s head, the content in the book is worth the read.

I give How to Be a Christian Psychic 3 stars

Please visit the author of this post: Tom Riddell: http://www.tomriddell.com/

The Doll House was written by Alan Hoxie and published by CreateSpace in 2009. You may purchase it at Amazon.com/Kindle.

By Alan Hoxie

This is a true story about 13 people associated with a century old house, who died tragically in a two year period. The house was built on ancient Native American burial ground and cursed by Seneca Chief “Redjacket.”

When a tale is elevated to a point where real life becomes entangled with the paranormal and death occurs because of some very bizarre activity involving a battered spooky doll, it becomes a “horror story”.

Even if you take away the element of a possessed doll that mysteriously reappears in the attic of the authors rented home, being somehow connected to over a dozen people who died within two years is very eerie, disturbing in itself and I can certainly understand the authors apprehension.

I have lived in the neighborhood of this house for more than forty years and I just learned of this story a few days ago. Being a paranormal investigator for five years, I come with built-in skepticism when I hear about a true “ghost story”, but for obvious reasons I was eager to read this book.  In the beginning, the author uses a lot of time and pages talking about his family and friends and the interest was there for me but my mind kept shouting, “Let’s get to the doll house story!”  After nearly a quarter of the way into the book, the story picks up and I was instantly obsessed with curiosity over this house and the doll.

The story is hauntingly good even if the author took license to change names, for good reasons, and I suspect that some other details of the “true story” may have been altered slightly.  However, much of the Native American history of the area, and the sacred burial ground, can be backed up from other sources.  I have been so impacted by the story, that when ever I drive past the house and the cemetery I will always be thinking about “that creepy doll” and I will wonder if it’s watching me.

I give The Doll House 4 stars.

Please visit the author of this post: Tom Riddell: http://www.tomriddell.com/