Unfinished Business: What the Dead Can Teach Us About Life

Unfinished Business: What the Dead Can Teach Us About Life

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by James Van Praagh
     
 

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Based on over twenty-five years of spirit communication and thousands of professional readings, world-famous medium James Van Praagh shares with readers the personal regrets, misgivings, remorse, and, most important, the advice of the dead who have chosen him as a medium. These spirits have a great deal to say about what they have learned and discovered on the

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Based on over twenty-five years of spirit communication and thousands of professional readings, world-famous medium James Van Praagh shares with readers the personal regrets, misgivings, remorse, and, most important, the advice of the dead who have chosen him as a medium. These spirits have a great deal to say about what they have learned and discovered on the other side and how we, the living, can benefit from their experiences.

Unfinished Business is filled with shocking and emotional stories of Van Praagh's communication with loved ones who cross over the barrier between the living and the dead to send messages to those whom they have left behind. Through these pro-found true stories, Van Praagh guides us on an adventure into the spirit world. The lessons for the living that he has learned from these experiences range from the dangers of emotional baggage caused by guilt, fear, and regret to the importance of karma, forgiveness, and taking responsibility for our actions. Van Praagh shares with us now the wisdom that, without him, we would only gain after death.

Van Praagh writes:

"When people shed their physical bodies at death, their spiritual selves see life from a whole new perspective. It's as if they had Lasik surgery. They can finally take off their glasses and see everything more clearly.

"Spirits understand why certain situations had to happen. They are able to recognize the value of others, even their enemies, and what they had to learn from them. They also realize how they could have skipped certain mistakes by not letting their egos get in the way. After crossing into the light, spirits are ever eager to share their newfound knowledge with the living, and I am fortunate to be a beneficiary of spirits' wisdom and guidance, and I am happy to share their insights with you."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061915949
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/12/2009
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HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
26,423
File size:
445 KB

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JAMES VAN PRAAGH is the New York Times bestselling author of Unfinished Business, Ghosts Among Us, and Talking to Heaven. He lectures and conducts seminars around the globe. Visit the author online at www.vanpraagh.com.

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Unfinished Business 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
akalei831 More than 1 year ago
I am a big follower of James Van Praagh. He saved my life and has inspired me to become the person I am today. Besides that I think everyone should read this book. If you are a religous person, a skeptic, a non-believer this book is not meant to change you but take aside those aspects of the book and listen to the message James Van Praagh has writtn. Your opinions and belifes do not need to change but what he has to say will make you look at your life in a different way. If you believe in life after death or just closing your eyes and its blank forever- this will open your eyes into another way of thinking. Keep your mind open, if you do then you will be able to see your life in a whole new light.
CMcCumber More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read by this author. I actually borrowed it from the library before deciding I liked it so much I am going to buy it from Barnes & Noble for myself as well as gifts for some friends of mine. It also spurred my interest in the author's other books which are available online at this site, so I'm going to be buying them as well (no, I don't work for B & N - just am a huge fan!). I thoroughly enjoyed this book because it opens up your mind to the possibilities of what is on the "other side" as well as how that pertains to the here and now. I'm a practicing Catholic and I liked the fact that the author seemed to exude in his writing style, respect of all his reader's religious and/or spiritual backgrounds, rather than condemning any one or stating one was more right than the next one. He provides pointers on how we can all make our lives more peaceful and more fulfilling. To be honest, after expecting the focus to be on dead individuals, I was pleasantly surprised to find that after reading it, that that was not the case and it was much more about how to live a good life in the present, NOW all while keeping God in your life!
bestbest2 More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book to help me to learn more of the afterlife and or anything new I was curious about.I have to say that I'm glad I did get this as it has helped me personally to deal with the grief I've suffered in my family 2 years ago with many deaths all at one time.This book has allowed me to have more understanding about what it is for us to learn while living to be more at peace for almost anything we deal with here on earth.I highly recommend this book for anyone who is or has suffered a loss of a loved one or anyone or is has a curiosity about the spiritual realm.Very educational.
sls4 More than 1 year ago
This book provides a further step toward understanding the link between the living and the deceased, and the connection that still lives on. We have help as close as our elbow from loving spirits, relatives, and friends, that continue to be available to nurture and guide us if we will accept the help.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another AWESOME book from JVP! I recommended it to my mom and now she cannot put it down. She read the book in 2 days and she HATES to read. That right there should explain the intensity.
ConstanceClaire More than 1 year ago
In the stories that Van Praagh relates are messages applicable not only to the persons he is reading for, but also to many of us who face the same issues in our own lives. This book goes beyond affirming that life does not end with physical death. It provides advice that we might be privy to if we ourselves could sit down and have an open conversation with those of our relatives who have passed. Not every story will be applicable to every person, but there is a wealth of information there about what is most important in living a positive and creative life. Most near death experiencers come back with the message that what are most important in any life are love and learning. The messages that Van Praagh relates add flesh to the bones of those two words.
Christy_H7 More than 1 year ago
This book is very informative & gives you a new look on near death & after death experiences- I really enjoyed reading it & I think others will too. I am into all this "new age" stuff, however, this book is far from that- I believe that James has been touched & has a gift to share with others.
Pandora81 More than 1 year ago
I found this book extremely interesting and eye-opening. It made me rethink some of the things I thought I knew about life-after-death. I've read a couple of his other books and I've enjoyed every one of them.
JBray333 More than 1 year ago
This book is a very readable series of experiences giving us a heart-felt look into the spiritual side of others and, ultimately, ourselves. James provides true stories from the "other side" to give us insight to many questions we have all had at one time, such as "Why bad things happen to good people" His excellent book covers areas including "How can you deal with stress?" (p. 126) "What is the easiest way to build self-esteem?" (p. 154) He explains Near-Death Experience (NDE) (p. 176) I have a library of over 200 books but this book ranks among the very best in explaining how we can better live our lives, improve our understanding of our purpose here in the schoolhouse called "life" and how to love and help others and learn how to cope with the challenges "life" brings us. This is a "must read!"
hans13 More than 1 year ago
Unfinished Buisness is the most pouwerful book on life after death That you can get your hands on. Mr. Van Praagh has a way of getting the point to you so you fully understand. It will give you a insite on how to get your life togather befor you pass to the other side and at the same time tell you of loved ones that have alredy made the gerny are there for you now.
MYSHEA More than 1 year ago
I HAVE READ ALMOST ALL OF JAMES VAN PRAAGH'S BOOKS, EXCEPT POSSIBLY THE FIRST ONE FROM YEARS AGO. I INTEND TO ORDER THIS WEEK ANY OF HIS BOOKS THAT I HAVE MISSED THROUGH THE YEARS. HE IS A VERY INSPIRING MAN, AND HAVE WATCHED HIM ON T.V. MANY TIMES AND HAVE BELIEVED HIM AND HIS READINGS WHOLEHEARTEDLY. I WOULD RECOMMEND HIS BOOKS AND ESPECIALLY THIS BOOK TO ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO BE INSPIRED, INFORMATIVE, AND LIFE CHANGING THOUGHTS TO READ IT, AS I DO AT LEAST 2X'S. THANK YOU JAMES, YOU HAVE MADE ME UNDERSTAND ABOUT SO MANY INCIDENTS THAT HAVE OCCURRED IN MY LIKE AS A TESTIMONY OF TRUTH. CANNOT WAIT FOR THE REST OF HIS BEGINNING BOOK OR BOOKS THAT I HAVEN'T READ, AND AM HOPING THAT A NEW BOOK IS IN THE MAKING. AS ALWAYS YOUR FAN, MYSHEA
Insightsrus More than 1 year ago
Mr. Van Praagh's gift of receiving messages from our departed ones is valuable, and the lessons they come back to share with us are truly helpful and necessary. If you have any hard feelings towards anyone, give this one a gander. Don't leave this world with regrets - learn how by reading Unfinished Business.
NancyDi More than 1 year ago
One of my favorites, I keep this book next to my bed. I have highlighted all the important lessons/messages that are so useful in everyday life, and flip through them for a moment of uplifting affirmations. James Van Praagh writes in an easy-to-understand conversational manner. Nothing short of inspiring yet practical information that can/should be applied in everyday living for a happier, healthier spirit.
mystifiedmind38 More than 1 year ago
This book gave me a lot of "aha" moments and made me open my eyes to how I have been living my life. It has definitely made me more aware of my presence and I strive everyday to be a better person with more love and compassion towards others. This book has also helped with my grieving process after the loss of my best friend to cancer and my grandmother just five months later in 2010. Our physical bodies may expire here in this life, but our spirit will always live on!
Johann-Tj More than 1 year ago
My favorite part of James's books is when writes of his past readings and the stories surrounding them. This book has plenty of these, plus, he has integrated them with life's learning lessons. Great job, James!
jitterbug3311 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It makes thing you always wondered about come into focus. I would recomend this book to anyone who feels hears or sees spirits or ghosts. Someone asked me why I could believe in ghosts and not aliens,why it was so hard for me to say they are real. My reply was well I have never seen an alien.
Shelby09 More than 1 year ago
This books answers your questions about the spirit world, and includes so many stories that help you understand that things happen for a reason. It not only tells you about what happens after loved ones pass, but gives you step-by-step information on how to live a full life so you don't have "unfinished business." It gives you insight as to why we are here and helps ease any fears about the afterlife. James Van Praagh is one of the best spiritual teachers out there today, and I highly recommend this book.
SHP More than 1 year ago
Filled with wonderful examples of why we should say and do all we want to with our loved ones now. The stories are touching. The book leaves you with an overall feeling of hope and direction.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I did not want the book to end, so much insight! Thankfully I'm at a point in my life where I can really appreciate this information. Thank You and I will be reading more!???
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I really love reading about James Van Praagh's insights from the spirit world. A real learning experience about how our actions today in life can affect the after life and vice versa.
adrianna More than 1 year ago
I was disappointed and bored with this book, if you have never read anything about past lives and the dead then you might find it interesting, but it is kind of standard preachy love everyone, forgive everyone, blah blah blah. I would not recommend to my friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago