Psychic Wisdom on Love and Relationships: Definitely Worth It
I was skeptical going into this book for a number of reasons, but I want to lay out the advantages and strong points first.
The book itself offers realistic, positive advice from a number of angles regarding what individuals ought to do in relationships. Despite any fundamental differences of opinion I might have had about the worldview of the author, the writing was clear, sometimes humorous, and well organized. I felt myself reflecting on my own relationships (past, and on my current marriage), thinking about ways to strengthen my own marriage. In this respect, definitely a win, because not only was the book written mostly for women, but I'm a guy and took something away from the read.
Each chapter included general advice, several examples from the author's experience as a help line adviser and psychic, and ended with several bullet points which were actually the most helpful suggestions. The bulleted suggestions were really nice to think about, and the layout of the book helped, again, with organization. It's likely a reference I'll keep and check back in on.
From a formatting or textual standpoint, there were a handful of typos, which didn't bother me really. However, a couple of sentences had some strange wording, or seemed almost run on. This is the cause of the half star loss.
The enormous difficulty, of course, is placing the book as non-fiction. I don't personally believe in psychic phenomena or even God, but the book is full of the author's feelings from her 'guides'. The entire chapter on intuition was difficult, though I believe the author handled it very carefully. Earlier in the book, she was careful to point out that 'God' could mean any spiritual guide, as well as your own inner self. This sensitive presentation of a very touchy philosophical and controversial topic was essential for the book's readability and credibility.
Overall, this book is a quick and helpful resource for anybody looking to reflect on their relationship status. While I'm not certain the author is a psychic, I believe she knows relationships through years of hard work and experience with singles, the relationship-bound, and married folk. The wisdom, wherever it comes from, can be useful to just about anybody.
I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)