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Walking in the Garden of Souls Paperback – Oct 1 2002
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Someday we will return to a place of unfathomable beauty, where we live amongst all the beings we have ever loved, promises George Anderson author of Walking in the Garden of Souls. "It is a place we will see again only after our lifetime of struggle, hardship and hurt has earned us the reward of true and final peace." Our task is not to simply muddle through, waiting for our ticket to Eden, cautions Anderson. Rather, we must set out to create "a Garden on earth while we are here," meaning we must cultivate the same life we yearn for in the hereafter. As he did with Lessons from the Light, Anderson conveys messages from the departed to help us tend our garden. The advice ranges from how to plant hope in times of despair to how to water the seeds of compassion (it may start with placing money in a panhandler's palm). Sometimes the garden metaphor seems forced or clichéd. But overall, this is a book with honorable intentions, helping us understand the purpose of life on Earth. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
George Anderson not only works in the United States conducting seminars, lectures, and private appointments, but has also found wide appeal in Europe, Asia, and South Africa. He has been recognized by many in religious orders, including the School Sisters of Notre Dame, and has been the only living medium invited to Holland by the surviving members of the family of Anne Frank. He has also been featured extensively in newspapers and on television.
Andrew Barone is executive director of the George Anderson Grief Support Programs and a cofounder of the Foundation for Hope, an organization that helps bring the comfort and solace of bereavement programs into communities across the United States and around the world.
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One of the unique issues that he deals with is that suffering, whether physical or emotional, is worth going through, because of the rewards it brings in the afterlife. I wish he went into some detail about what those rewards are.
He is also the first author I've read who makes the point that the souls want very much to communicate with us. And he brings a unique interpretation of suicide, which is the most humane and gentle interpretation I've seen.
This is a very compassionate and uplifting book. I give him credit for taking on the religious right squarely, with a right cross, by saying flat out that there is no devil. Many Americans, particularly in the south, believe strongly in the existence of the devil, and George Anderson doesn't mince words when he tells them that they are dead wrong.
There are so many books dealing with subjects of marginal interest. This one deals with what will happen to you after you die. And George Anderson definitely seems on the level.
This book is more than some trite, mundane, and unremarkable utterances from the dead. Of course, the cynics who call themselves skeptics would scoff at even that, but I have learned enough about mediumship to know that it is for real. Yes, there are frauds, but Anderson is certainly not one of them. He comes across as a sincere, caring individual with a gift that he is using to help many people. From the many spirit communications that have come through him, Anderson has been able to piece together a concept of the "hereafter" and how souls continue in the realms. There is much wisdom, much profoundness in this book, all consistent with the preponderance of information obtained through other gifted mediums of the past 100 or more years.
Whenever I enjoy a book as much as I did this one, I buy a copy for my daughter, a pediatrics nurse who occasionally works with dying children. She has informed me that such books help her understand and deal with the losses. However, inasmuch as my daughter is now expecting a child, I questioned whether I should buy this book for her. Does a woman ready to give birth to new life want to read about death?Read more ›
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I have read many books on or about George Anderson. First recommended to me by my brother (who has since passed away) and has helped in easing the pain of loosing someone knowing... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Sandie Z
This is a book primarily intended to bring solace and comfort to the bereaved about loved ones who have passed on, especially to parents who have lost children. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Sverre Svendsen
love george anderson books i have quite a few, i would recomend it highly to anyone that needs being reassured of a life after deathPublished on May 17 2014 by josephine curry
A marvelously well written and compassionate book by one of the world's best known mediums. Two things are accomplised by those who read this book. Read morePublished on Sept. 23 2009 by Ronald W. Maron
I found this book difficult to accept. Anderson claims to be in communication with various saints (St Teresa and others) but emphatically states that there is no such thing as the... Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2004
This was my first experience with George Anderson's books and it was worth it's weight in gold. Fabulous read. Read morePublished on Dec 3 2003
The only criticism I have about this book is that there is not much new information for those of us who have read his previous books. Read morePublished on Nov. 2 2002 by Talk2