Featured Review: The Message? by Avam Hale

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Thanks for the terrific review! I love books like this one! The medical jargon brings back so many memories from when I was working! A medical miracle - just my cup of tea! I would say Leah's heavenly experience was quite different than others! To be wounded so horrifically and suffer so much brain damage, and suddenly wake up out of a coma with no brain damage and most of your injuries healed should convince everyone there is a God! This sounds like a really great book and I definitely will be reading it!
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Definitely "hmmm" moments, but many of them were too complex for me to even want to think about them much. I guess I'm just not into philosophy or religion-based books. I think I'll be skipping this one but thanks for the interesting review!

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A psychological thriller with an interesting plot that brings a variety of well-developed characters together. I especially love the author’s message of promoting love and selflessness. Thanks for the review!

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I am not a religious person at all, so this one may not be for me. But I am glad to hear that it can reach such a broad audience instead of only one specific religion. Thanks for the review!
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“If I get even one ‘hmmm’ out of you I will have succeeded.” I love it already! Sounds like this book is going to have me questioning and wondering about some or a lot of things in my life. I don't know if the author mentions this in the book, but have you heard of near-death experiences (NDE)? That's what Leah Warner experienced! These NDE that people go through starts with a tragic accident, gets put into a coma and when they finally awake, they are aware of their surroundings and share how they experience God's Grace. What's even crazier is how the damage that was done to their bodies are unexplainably healed and fully mended. I'm not sure about the statistics, but there are some or maybe few near-death experiencers that feel the hurt and suffering that they have caused among others, rather than God's Grace. Basically, how we all typically call it, "hell." Supposedly, some near-death experiencers say that God gives you the choice to come back to earth. We get a flashback on how we have impacted others and it is our choice to come back to earth and mend what is broken and make things right. These kinds of people come back usually more loving and forgiving. Although I label myself a Christian, I find it quite interesting when people like Leah say that God is not interested in religious dogma. And I whole-heartedly believe that it's true. There are so many denominations and no matter what belief or religion you classify in, God, just wants us to love and respect each other and be united as one! He (God) doesn't want us to focus on the things of this earth (materialism). It's the little things that matter most, which many of us overlook this matter. It's about spending time with friends and family, rather than pleasing our employer. Just an example. This is definitely my kind of read, for Leah's message is a mixture of religion, politics, philosophy, and economics, which plays an important role in everyone's lives. Also, you have me interested in another character in the book, Dr. Marcus, who you say is a man of science and a man of God. I would love to know what he has to say to Leah and how he plays the role of the mediator. I love a book that makes me question certain things in our lives. Whether it's religion, politics, philosophy or economically. What makes me more interested in reading this book is that the author is well-educated and makes proper research into writing this book. Sounds like a splendid job! To top it off, I have never been in a tragic accident, but I can resonate with Leah on how I came to believe in God with my own experiences. Despite the errors and missing periods throughout the book, I'll definitely be giving this book a read. Thanks again for writing a wonderful review on this book! God bless!

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This is a book that will make you think and feel on many levels. Leah's message is simple but so difficult for many to accept and act upon. Thanks for a great review.

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This book isn't for me, but it sounds like an interesting book in general. It sounds especially appealing to someone looking for a spiritual read. I like that it introduces its concepts after the protagonist wakes from a coma with most of her injuries mostly healed, which sounds like an eye-catching opening. Thanks for your review, it was written really well!

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You did a great review and I must say that this sounds like a very captivating book and one of those that is spiritually uplifting. Thank you for the review.

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A near-death experience and coming back healed with a message to share with everyone from God sounds like an extremely thought-provoking and moving book. I look forward to reading it. Great review!
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I read the beginning of the book and the first chapter didnt grab my attention, but as soon as Leah woke up from her coma it started getting interesting! I'm not one for religious philosophies, but the book seems interesting enough! Thanks for the review :)

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A book for people who are looking for a book with deep meaning, this book sound like for me

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Life, death, miracles, medicine, religion... sounds jam-packed. I'm glad you enjoyed it, and it sounds like others will too!

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I really like the captivating cover, and think that this sounds like one of the spiritual books that make you think! The afterlife is such a mystery...

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Thanks for the nice review.
While it does sound interesting I’m afraid this sort of book isn’t my cup of tea.
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Post by Hiruni Bhagya 81 »

I like the title of this book very much. The question mark at the end of the title is able to make the readers curious about it. Though it seems to be a great book for readers with different religious beliefs, its theme sounds a bit heavy for my liking. So, I'm not sure whether I'll be reading it or not. All the same, thanks for the insightful review.

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