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Running with the Bulls…

Recently I shared a list of books for summer reading. From that list, Running with the Bulls was the one that I was the most excited to jump into… and as soon as it landed on my doorstep, that is just what I did.

The book did not disappoint, but it wasn’t really what I was expecting it to be either. Two weeks after 9/11, Joseph R. Lani, now a retired NYPD detective sergeant, was assigned to help command the Staten Island landfill where all of the debris from ground zero was taken. Detectives and federal agents sifted through every pile of rubble, searching for human remains, personal items, the black boxes from the planes, and anything relevant to the investigation. It was a giant crime scene. It was also where Mr. Lani suffered a heart attack due to stress, forcing him to retire. According the author, the combination of some powerful post 9/ll experiences and his heart attack resulted in him developing mediumistic abilities. 

You’d think that this book would focus on the landfill and the author’s experiences around the time of 9/11, but the great majority of the book is really a memoir of his career leading up to his current experiences as a medium. Honestly, I would normally be the last person to get into a book about the NYPD or crime, etc., but I found myself really interested in his next career move, the move to the next precinct, the promotions, the embarrassing stories, and the amazing (and some terrifying) stories of bravery! It gives you a secret peek into the mind of the heroes that protect us every day, and I developed a renewed appreciation for these men and women.   

At 199 pages, Running with the Bulls is an easy read with short chapters (Since I am a fan of breaking up my reading throughout the day, I LOVE short chapters.) and 39 photos throughout the book. And actually, this brings me to the only frustration I had with this book. Several of the photos supposedly contain supernatural elements, and some of them I either just don’t see or am skeptical of what he claims is there… but looking at an actual photo as opposed to a black and white reprint in a book could be a whole different experience, I’m sure. Weird pictures aside, I really loved the book, and I think Joseph R. Lani would be a fun person to hang out with and learn from!

The author can be contacted by visiting his website at theghostcop.com

 

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Messages: Signs, Visits, and Premonitions from Loved Ones Lost on 9/11


Messages: Signs, Visits, and Premonitions from Loved Ones Lost on 9/11

I’m here to tell you that if you’re checking out this blog, chances are you will absolutely love this book! I’m not even finished with it and I’m totally ready to recommend it. I’m not ashamed to admit that I often fall for book covers, and this one is beautiful, but all I needed was the title this time. And then when I saw the quote by James Van Praagh, I knew for sure that this book would be rushed to my doorstep in two days time. 

The author, Bonnie McEneaney, lost her husband in the events on 9/11. Years later, after getting to know other folks who lost loved ones on the same day, she realized that there were so many beautiful examples and stories of loved ones leaving signs, messages, etc. I am so happy that Bonnie put the work and effort into collecting these stories for a book. 

Sure, you’ll be touched by the feelings of great loss, but you won’t be dragged through the events of the tragic day. The awesome part is that every single story (and there are so many!) leaves you with the same feel-good confidence that our loved ones are still with us when they leave the physical. 

Click HERE for an excerpt of Messages: Signs, Visits, and Premonitions from Loved Ones Lost on 9/11 by Bonnie McEneaney.

Here’s a book description. 

Bonnie with her husband, Eamon, who was killed in the World Trade Center on 9/11/01.

Bonnie with her husband, Eamon, who was killed in the World Trade Center on 9/11/01.

When Bonnie McEneaney’s husband, Eamon, died in the attacks on the World Trade Center, she thought she had lost him forever. And then something unexpected happened that would shake her to the core and reassure her that her husband was still with her. As Bonnie reveals in this groundbreaking book, she began to have experiences that convinced her that her husband, in spirit, was sending her signs, indeed messages, that he was still present and watching over his family.

A mother and former business executive, Bonnie was always the rational one, and quite skeptical of the spiritual world and all that it represents, but after talking to a number of other families and friends of loved ones lost on 9/11, she realized she was not alone.

Numerous others connected to the tragedy—from financial executives to stay-at-home moms—described their own experiences: premonitions, signs, dreams, visitations, and communications through mediums and psychics. Bonnie began recording their compelling stories in a groundbreaking four-year-long project, illuminating the power of love and the unbreakable bond love creates.

Now, in Messages, she shares these miraculous spiritual stories while weaving in her own heartfelt message of comfort and hope for all those who are searching for their own deeper connections, proving that love and relationships can continue after death.

— From the publisher’s website

 

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Proof of Heaven

Do You Have a Plan for Afterlife Communication? 

 

 


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