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The Grace of God is as mysterious as the paranorma
September 18, 2012
Many people report many crazy things happening around us, that many would describe as the supernatural world or the paranormal. In recent years, there has been a re-surging interest in these unexplained sightings and forces. This interest has been especially echoed through the themes of movies, television shows and book titles.
The interest in these far from the norm experiences, peaks questions in all of us. They play part of the bigger questions. What is out there? What is life like after death? What powers exist in this world that we don't know? The paranormal gets associated with people's grieving processes, spiritual journeys and sometimes as attention-getting tactics by the wacky. Over the years, I've seen a few things one may classify as sights of the paranormal. Sometimes these are things I try to justify and explain away due to some-what explainable conditions. Sometimes, like in an experience I had a few years ago with my friend Matt Wiggins, you experience something that is seemingly impossible to explain away. Most of us live in a skeptical view of the paranormal and these so-called supernatural experiences, because (1) they exist outside of the natural world (2) they are sometimes less than credible (3) so many times, they are faked.
The question is; When something's strange in your neighborhood? Who you going to call. Ghostbusters?
Kristine McGuire just released a book called Ã¢â¬ËEscaping The CauldronÃ¢â¬Ë, in which she carefully treads her reading onlookers through a reflective story, during her eight years as a witch, medium and ghost-hunter and through her life-long fascination of the paranormal. The book is everything someone who has had experiences or interest in the paranormal will want it to be. However, at the same time it has the carefully knitted dangers, warnings and answers to freedom that every victim of that world needs to hear. The stories are captivating, crazy and fully engaging. Sometimes, they make you want to say no-way! The few experiences she shares are eerie, to say the least - from realistic visions, to hauntings to communication with spirits. As contagious as her book is, it never gives into sensationalism.
Kristine is a small-town girl, with a Christian family upbringing. Like all of us, she flirted with different experiments to her life's journey for answers - till one day, she fully indulged into a search of the weird and mysterious, that led her finding home as a Wiccan. It wasn't long to her physical and Ã¢â¬Ëspiritual' mentors helped her achieve notoriety and wisdom in this translucent world. From there, she began to develop her skills as a medium and eventually to use her Ã¢â¬Ësixth senseÃ¢â¬Ë to become what we may call more than a ghost hunter, but rather a ghost whisperer. Her new skill sets and hobbies ate up all of her time - destroying her family life, her marriage and her childhood faith.
Kristine's book covers so many arenas it's hard to explain in a simple book review; she tells her story, exposes her thinking at the time (many times things we all can identify with) and is even honest about some of the fake things out there. This book is also part testimony, as it testifies to how dark, deep and lost she became into this invisible world - and it bear deep witness to the hope and healing she found in the truth and teachings of Jesus, when she entered a place of seemingly no-return. That being said, the book is also part Bible study and offers help for those that are too interested or too involved in these similar interests. Lastly, the book is a manual for followers of Jesus and the Christian Churches who often are too quick to discredit or too quick to ward off this growing phenomena. It's out there, people drowning in it are out there and we need to be able and willing to provide answers and help for them. Ã¢â¬ËEscaping The CauldronÃ¢â¬Ë and Kristine McGuire's Remixed Blog, are living guidebooks for this new era.
Kristine McGuire has been there, done that, invites you along for the journey and arrives you at the hope-filled destiny. After reading this book your reality will be stretched, your knowledge will be strengthened, your faith equipped and taught the ability to recognize the occult in everyday life. I encourage you to buy this book, see what this world is really about and find the response we as followers of Jesus are called towards.
The Grace of God is as mysterious as the paranormal witnessed and sought after by so many. God graciously used Kristine's journey to bring back to her family, bring her out of an 8-year journey into the occult and even used her as a instrument of the Holy Spirit to heal the pain of others.