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

In Nonfiction on August 1, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Title: Messages: Signs, Visits, and Premonitions from Loved Ones Lost on 9/11
Author: Bonnie McEneaney
Genre: Nonfiction
Rating: ***/****

I’ve just finished reading Bonnie’s book in one sitting, but I have to admit that I’m a skeptic & an atheist. However despite what may be viewed as a bias too deep to appreciate what was conveyed in this work, I must say that even though I am not convinced there is an afterlife I do believe these people have had some amazing experiences.

Each chapter deals with various people who died, how their family or friends have been sent messages. They’ve experienced a wide range of phenomena from finding coins or keepsakes, objects being moved unexpectedly, apparitions, voices, & overwhelming moments of tranquility.

What most intrigued me were the stories about their loved ones which showed how the world lost some amazing people that day, in particular ‘the man in the red bandanna’ named Welles who wanted to trade in his higher paying career to become a firefighter before dying.

Also, the details surrounding the premonitions these people had were eerie, they had dreams, personality changes tipping them into depression or melancholy, but overall everyone detailed as having them had a sense of foreboding. Some knew they were going to die & soon, which makes it all the more heartbreaking when you realize they were right.

What I took most from the book is that these families/friends have made peace in their own way with the murder of their loved ones. If finding a coin gives them a sense of connection, who am I to say it isn’t true? Do I have any proof otherwise? I hope they keep experiencing the connection for the rest of their lives.

But the book was not flawless. At times, it seemed that survivors were grasping at any examples to back up the idea of messages from beyond & worse, visits to psychics were not properly discussed & analyzed. In some cases, information was provided to psychics, which led me to believe that perhaps some of these psychics are taking advantage of the victims without them knowing it.