My friend Ann just recently lost her father to cancer a little over a month ago. She has done a courageous job blogging about her experience of losing her father and the many hours she spent taking care of her dad in the last moments of his life. I ached for my friend and prayed for much strength as she was going through this process.
This last Sunday, I was given a quiet moment to sit down with my friend and talk with her. My number one concern was how she was doing. She shared with me her experiences, her life lessons and then asked me to read a book. It is called "The Message" by Lance Richardson.
This book is about a man's near death experience of the Spirit World. It is a small book, just an afternoon read really, but it is a very interesting perspective and experience he shares about his life and the after life.
I have always known that there is an after life and a spirit world. As I read this book, there were many aspects that he presented that were peaceful to me. I cried as he was dying and telling his son to be strong as he watched him die and that he promised that he would come back. I found great comfort in the peaceful feeling that he talked about for the spirits of those who have passed on. His story describes what the spirit world looks like and what are the spirits of those who have passed on doing.
I recognize that this is one man's experience and I am not claiming this to be doctrine. It was his experience and he felt inspired to share it. However, I will say that I am glad that he did. When I finished reading his story, I felt great hope for this world and motivated to be a person that focuses on relationships and service. A book that motivates me to be a better person, I give a full thumbs up!