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Sunday, May 2, 2010

ON A WING AND A PRAYER by Charles A Filius

Source: Author Submission
*I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
  • Paperback: 123 pages
  • Publisher: Charles A. Filius; First Edition edition (December 11, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615177972
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615177977
In Selections from On A Wing & A Prayer, Charles A. Filius, America s very own Extra-Large-Medium, serves up a collection of humorous and poignant essays documenting his own unique spiritual journey. He has astutely chronicled the day-to-day existence of a medium who refuses to take himself - or just about anyone else - seriously. There s one thing I ve learned that s a constant in life - and in death: you must learn to laugh, says Filius. And nobody knows that better than dead people. Other than John Wilkes Booth - that man has zero sense of humor. Charles profound gifts as a medium and humorist have made him a favorite amongst folks from coast-to-coast. His easy-going humor gives much-needed balance to sessions that can often be emotionally draining. Labeled one of the great undiscovered heroes of this work, by noted psychic Hans Christian King, Filius s use of humor and compassion during readings has been well-received, particularly among his peers. His distinctive voice and style are clearly apparent in this touching and laugh-out-loud-funny chronicle of a former non-believer who has stepped into his own as one of the most unique mediums around. 

I was skeptical to read a book about a medium.  I had read the Crossing Over books by John Edwards and loved those, but I had loved his shows on TV as well.  So when the author asked me to read an review his book, I wasn't sure if it would live up to the more popular mediums.

What I liked about this book is the humor that the author throws in with his story.  It is written in little stories, or moments, in his life like a diary.  The author was a skeptic at one time too, so the unbelievers can relate to the book.  He lets you come to your own conclusion without being pushy of the subject.

What I didn't like about the book was the cover. I know, some of you are yelling at me that I shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Well, when you are publishing a book that is not a well sought-after genre, your cover needs to capture the reader right away or they will pass it by.  I think the cover should have had the cartoon from the web page on it.  I think it would capture more people's attention that way.

Overall not a bad book to fill in some reading time.


Okay book, but it left me wanting more!



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