When God Spoke To Me

by DavidPaul Doyle

The Career Press, Inc.

3 Tice Road/PO Box 687

Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417

2010, 252 pages, US $15.99

ISBN-13: 978-1-60163-106-0

Reviewed by Brent Raynes

This book is a fascinating collection of extraordinary first-hand accounts from credible, ordinary everyday men and women from all walks of life who have described life-changing transformational moments in their lives when they say God, a divine presence, redirected them onto a much better path. This book is filled with dozens of these inspirational and thought-provoking stories.

The author points out that these incredible testimonials are layered with literally hundreds of inspiring messages and insights and that these can be broken down into a few key traits that can aid each of us ourselves to better hear God’s Voice in our own lives. A review of those key traits and so much more awaits the reader in this awesome book.


Psychic Self Defense and Protection: An Energy Awareness Guide

by John Culbertson

Outskirts Press, Inc.


2010, 144 pages, US $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-4327-5619-2

Reviewed by Brent Raynes

This book deals with awareness and self-protection on multiple levels of our being (i.e., psychic, energy, and mental). The author, a Rosicrucian, Mason, New Age motivational speaker, teacher, and psychic channel, incorporates a good deal of his own personal experience and background in what is presented.

The author points out that no matter who you are, every living person at some point in this physical life will have to deal with some form of “psychic attack.” He provides an explanation of what “psychic attack” is, how psychic energy works, and techniques and methods for protecting us and our loved ones from potential psychic dangers.


100 Words: Two Hundred Visionaries Share Their Hope for the Future

by William Murtha

Conari Press,

an imprint of Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC

With Offices at:

500 Third Street, Suite 230

San Francisco, CA 94107

2010, 416 pages, US 16.95

ISBN: 978-1-57324-473-2

Website: www.redwheelweiser.com

Reviewed by Brent Raynes

The author of this inspirational little book had a life-changing near-death experience when he nearly drowned off the coast of England. After he shared this experience with the world in his 2009 book Dying for a Change, he sent out a message to some 200 individuals he regarded as modern “visionaries” who were making their own differences in this world, and asked them to share “in 100 words” some sort of “empowering stories and thoughts that best encapsulate your insight, wisdom, and feelings on how we can move towards a more just, fulfilling, and peaceful world.”

This small but delightful pocket sized book is the result of that request. Such original and inspiring modern “visionaries” as Jane Goodall, Terrie M. Williams, Bill Plotkin, Lynne McTaggart, Neale Donald Walsch, to name but a few, all contributed their moving and thoughtful insights and wisdom for each of us to read and enjoy.


Buckland’s Book of Gypsy Magic: Travelers’ Stories, Spells & Healings

by Raymond Buckland

Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC

With Offices at:

500 Third Street, Suite 230

San Francisco, CA 94107

2010, 205 pages, US $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-57863-467-5

Website: www.redwheelweiser.com

Reviewed by Brent Raynes

Raymond Buckland is certainly a name many of you will recognize. Known by many as “The Father of American Wicca,” he is the author of more than 50 books on occult, magic, witchcraft, and various paranormal topics.

The author didn’t just research the material for this book. He grew up listening to his father and his grandfather recount fascinating and personal details of Romani life. He watched his grandmother read tarot cards and tell fortunes. His grandfather was actually the first of the Buckland Gypsies to give up life on the road and settle down into a permanent house.

This book is an intriguing collection of stories and wisdom of the Romani people, with details of everything from hexes to healing, tea leaves to tarot, with details of werewolves and vampires, how to craft a talisman for vitality, shuvani’s secrets for love, and much, much more.


Ghost Stories of Las Vegas

Over 50 Minutes of Haunted Tales

Audio CD

Halo Productions

102 Hartmann Dr., Ste G #231

Lebanon, TN 37087

2009, Halo Productions, $ 11.95

Website: www.haloparanormal.com


Reviewed by Brent Raynes

A professionally done CD complete with sound effects, suspenseful and errie background music and guest actors, all portraying hauntings by celebrities and non-celebrities alike from Las Vegas. It certainly adds a whole extra dimension to the subject matter. It includes such titles as A Mobsters Dream, The King, Mr. Showmanship, The Black Pyramid, The Return of Mr. Foxx, For The Devil, to name several. Some of these audio reenactments are of supernatural stories never heard or told before. In addition, it’s presented in a way that entertains as it informs. Very enjoyable.