is part of what you'll get from this book. Even psychic mediums are not immune to bumps in the road of life, and it's impressive to read about what John went through in order to provide us with a realistic and sincere introduction to the medium process while still maintaining the integrity of his work. I liked John from the very first time I saw him several years ago on the SciFi channel, but after reading this book, I like him even more.
As for the "Crossing Over" stories, I doubt reading them will make a serious skeptic into a believer. Some believe, some don't and some need a personal reading with strong validations before they'll submit to the idea of an afterlife. If you're like me and have always believed in an afterlife, then John's words and stories will bring comfort to you like a favorite blanket on a cold, winter night. You don't really *need* someone to provide example after example of solid, on-the-mark readings, but it's nice to read them now and then. It's like a spiritual shot in the arm or a re-connection, if you will.
If you're curious about the whole process (and aren't quite sure what to believe), this book is friendly and informative. The readings are, of course, fun to read. And they may make you think twice about the whole afterlife issue. This book will probably lead you to other books on the subject, which can only be a good thing, in my opinion. You don't have to believe everything you read, but it never hurts to be informed. You can open yourself up to the idea of an afterlife without having to slap a scarf on your head and refer to yourself as Madam Zelda, ya know what I mean? John offers the process to you in a non-threatening manner, and you are free to mentally work it out as you see fit.
Thanks, John! :o)