What If God Were the Sun?

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A warm and poignant story about one family and how it handles life, love, and death over the generations.

In this reissue of his first novel, John Edward draws upon his vast experience with people throughout the world—and their loved ones who have crossed over—to create an enduring tale that will touch the heart of anyone who reads it.

Timothy Callahan comes from a large Italian American family that delights in big gatherings, as well as ...

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Overview

A warm and poignant story about one family and how it handles life, love, and death over the generations.

In this reissue of his first novel, John Edward draws upon his vast experience with people throughout the world—and their loved ones who have crossed over—to create an enduring tale that will touch the heart of anyone who reads it.

Timothy Callahan comes from a large Italian American family that delights in big gatherings, as well as Grandma Rosie's famous meatball recipe. But above all else, the Callahans love one another. So when Timothy learns that his mother is dying of cancer, he begins to ponder the afterlife—and flashes back to his childhood, when his mother explained that God was the sun, an epiphany that becomes more tangible as her illness progresses.

From this simple, but very human premise, John Edward sends a comforting message about everlasting love that bridges even death. A perfect gift for the holidays, or to give to those who are open to afterlife discussions or are grieving the loss of a loved one.

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Since the 1980s, psychic and medium John Edwards has brought solace to millions by helping them to communicate with their loved ones who have passed away. In his debut novel, What if God Were the Sun?, Edwards uses his skills as an author and lecturer to tell the moving story of a family confronting death for the first time. Informative, enlightening, and ultimately uplifting, What if God Were the Sun? will appeal both to the readers of Sylvia Browne and to fans of visionary fiction, such as James Redfield's runaway bestseller The Celestine Prophecy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402775611
  • Publisher: Sterling Ethos
  • Publication date: 5/4/2010
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 611,645
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: A Visit to a Loved One

PART I
Chapter 1: The Gift of Life
Chapter 2: A Shadow Hangs Over Me
Chapter 3: The News
Chapter 4: Pictures in a Frame
Chapter 5: Treasuring the Day
Chapter 6: Songbirds, a Puppy, and Home Movies

PART II
Chapter 7: Somewhere in Time
Chapter 8: Best Friends Forever
Chapter 9: What If God Were the Sun?

PART III
Chapter 10: Going Home

Epilogue: A Happy Birthday, After All

About the Author

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2004

    What more can be said about John

    I have read One Last Time, Crossing over With John Edward Stories behind the stories, What if God was the sun and After Life and now I am reading books that John has read and recomanded.I have two of John's cds'Developing your own phychic powers' and 'Understanding and Meeting your guides'The cds are excellent when I meditate, I love watching Crossing over With John Edward.He is a great person and not only because he is a physic or a medium God made John Edward first then came John Edward the Physic Medium.Always remember that.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2003

    Always Re-Reading !!!

    Since my husband gave me 'What if God were the Sun' for Christmas, and then 'One Last Time' for my birthday 2 years ago, I find myself re-reading them whenever I think of my Mom, my younger sister, and many friends I have lost recently. I know they're watching over me because my Mom and Sister both visited me shortly after they passed and it scared me at first. After reading John's books I know why they did. Thank you so very much.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2002

    I've never read such a wonderful book

    We've owned this book for at least 2 years and neither my husband or I read it. To make a very long tragic story short, my mom is dying. I'm losing my best friend and my heart is breaking. I picked this book up and in a couple of days my idea about grief has changed. My hearts still breaking but i understand better now. This book is fiction, but I could have written this book myself. I just kept thinking, Oh my god, thats exactly what I'm going though. It's wonderful.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2002

    facinating

    I've watched John many times and have told 100's of people about him and his books. He is truely wonderful. A gift from above.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2001

    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

    This was truly a beautiful story that touched my heart. For anyone that has loved someone,lost them but, know that they are still with you, this will help you get through the hard days! It helped me to understand that sometimes my loved ones help my sweet memories surface when I need them most.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    "Can You Look Me In The Eye?"

    "Can You Look Me In The Eye?" <br>
    By Chloe Stephens <p>
    "Can you look me in the eye and say you love me? <br>
    Can you look me in the eye and say you truly care for me? <br>
    Can you look me in the eye and say you will never hurt me? <br>
    You can look me in the eye and say it, but it's all a lie." <p>
    Caroline said those 4 lines over and over in her head as she heard he father's footsteps. Her bedroom door burst open, as her father screamed at her. He grabbed her by the hair, dragging her out into the hallway. He slapped her mouth. <p>
    "Why did you tell the police?! You have no right to be telling ANYONE what happens at home!" <p>
    Caroline's father threw her down the stares. The 14 year old cried. <p>
    "What do you have to say for yourself, since you wanna talk so much!!! Huh, huh?!" he screamed. <br>
    "Can...can you look me in the eye and say you love me?" <br>
    "Why would I a love a b**** like you?!" <br>
    "Can you look me in the eye and say you truly care for me?" <br>
    "Why would I care about you?! You're worthless!!!" <br>
    "Can you look me in the eye and say you will never hurt me?" <br>
    Her father kicked her head. <br>
    "You can look me in the eye and say it, but it's all a lie..." <p>
    Caroline pulled a gun out of her back pocket, and aimed it at her father's head. She pulled the trigger, and watched her father drop to the floor. Caroline turned the gun around, and pointed it at herself. <p>
    "My name is Caroline. I am one of many abused children. So many want to escape the pain. I took action, but now I see it was wrong. God, forgive me, as my soul leaves my body. It was a horrible thing to do. Take care of my mother, wherever she is, and my little brother too. Let them live out their days in happiness, as I end mine right here." <p>
    Caroline sighed and pulled the trigger.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    God is the Sun.

    Loved it. Didn't disappoint, short and a great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    Good

    Good read but short for the money-86 pages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    Wake up in your dreams!

    Mr. Edward just plays on the hopes and desires of people who desperately want to know their loved ones still exist in some way!
    Your loved ones will contact you in your dreams. Have faith in this knowledge! You will know when you have been contacted.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    would recommend

    charming and heartwarming, a must read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    Not by John edward

    This is bait and switch so stupid and not a true story. His name just used to get sales. Read the details well.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2002

    Captivating yet interesting piece of cleaver writing talent!!

    At first I was very interested but confused about what this man's life story had to do with John Edward's talent but I was so caught up in the persons recollections of his special the confusion seemed to fade. All the sudden it took a different twist and I was enlightened as well as comforted, amazed and seemed to stay in a state of awe over his talents to educate a different part of my mind.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2001

    awesome

    i could not put this book down. it makes you truely appreciate those in your life as well as those who have crossed over.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2001

    The best if you want to learn and grow!

    This story is wonderful. I couldnt put it down. My friends and family want to read it. This is a story where you laugh one minute and cry in the next. Makes you feel close to the ones who have left you and gives you the comfort you need to let your loved ones go....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2001

    Not quite!

    I have to say I was so excited to get this book. And truly disappointed with it! I suppose there is nobody to blame but myself, for setting higher expectation then what could actually be met. It was a fiction book, which was very general, and dissatisfying!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2001

    Awe Inspiring

    This poignant story touched my heart and I couldn't put it down until I had finished. John Edward's charisma reaches out through his characters and left a lasting impression on me. Thank you John, for sharing your gift.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2001

    Excellent book

    While his mother's cancer progresses, the narrator in this book flashes back to his childhood when his mother explained that God was the sun, an epiphany that becomes more tangible as he wrestles with impending death. Readers who don't expect haute literature will be touched by this tearjerker story that offers tenderness and comfort. It's also an excellent book to give to those who are open to afterlife discussions and/or are grieving the loss of a loved one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2001

    Very Moving

    This is an excellent book for people to understand that their loved ones that have crossed over are always with them. It is sad but in a wonderful way. I read it in two evenings before bedtime and I woke up everyday with a good feeling as a result of this book. For anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one it is truly inspiration.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2001

    Outstanding!

    What a triumph for John Edward. The lessons he conveys in this novel are for everyone here and for those who have crossed over. How important it is for all of us to appreciate,communicate, and validate our feelings of love and support for those closest to us and to be assured that our family members and friends who are on the Other Side are watching over us and are with us during the critical points (good and bad) in our lives. Remember that we are with each other... forever and a day. Thank you, John Edward!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2001

    Touching

    This moving book really tugs at the heart strings. With such a universal subject, there's something for everyone, though I particularly recommend this book to anyone who shares Edwards' vision of the afterlife.

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