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  • #62150
    WPBEAR14
    Participant

    :reader: My feelings after finishing the new book–were ones of gratefulness and appreciation to JE for continuing on in his quest; and to the”boys” for helping him along the way. I also feel thankful for people like Bonnie Hammer, who was sooo supportive and helpful.
    I also felt some sadness, for the struggles John went though, but joy that he made it through them. This book is even more inspiring to me, than the first one. I felt very connected to this book, perhaps because I do watch the show and have asked many of the questions that were so graciously answered in the book.
    The show is not JE, and JE is definitely not just the show, but the show is his vehicle for getting his wonderful message across to all of us. TV is an interesting media. The crew of Crossing Over needs to be commended for all their talent and hard work and effort to get John’s message to us.

    This is purposely a very general post, without specifics for those of you who haven’t finished the book yet. I would love to talk with someone in depth about the book, but I only have a few days left before my “teaching career” will take over more of my time. Contact me by PM or email perhaps we can set up a book chat sometime.

    #69112
    Pam B
    Keymaster

    Hi, there’s no need to supress any discussion about the book – that’s why we created this forum, so we can talk about it without spoiling it for those who haven’t read it yet. There’s a message in the general group explaining about this, so they don’t have to come in and read if they don’t want to.

    #69114
    amfie
    Participant

    Pooh! I agree with you 110% on what you said! I too found this book an inspiration. I actually feel “closer” to JE because of the struggles he went through and continually goes through in order to put his message out there. I guess, in some way, I thought that because he had a little extra “guidance” so to speak, that he had a leg up on the rest of us. But really, he’s just a normal, down-to-earth guy, trying to do a job in the best way he can just like the rest of us. I like that . . . normal average guy not someone “special”. This book made me want to pick up a sword and fight the good fight!

    On my second reading! LOL Maybe we can set up a chat on a special night to discuss the book. Or maybe a special room . . . that way no one comes in that doesn’t want to if they haven’t read the book yet.

    Take care Pooh! And good luck at school! I may be going back myself . . . on the student end though! LOL I am a perpetual student!

    #69119
    JustPeachy
    Participant

    I’ve only got a couple more chapters and I’m finished with the book. One thing I was very surprised at was that the producers went ahead and tried to do a “theme” show even though John had told Paul S. that he didn’t want to do that. The reaction that John had in the control room, I feel, was absolutely right on.

    I’m glad that he has the ability to sense the energy of the spirits so that he could tell ahead of time that the people were all survivors of suicide, and he could then protect the integrity of the work he does and the integrity of the show itself. I know that the producers didn’t know John well at that time, and I know they listen to him now!

    Carol
    Michigan

    #69138
    scrambled6
    Participant

    I enjoyed reading the book. To me it was John being himself. Upfront, personable, honest, trusting, dedicated. It was his acknowledgements towards the people that he cares for and works with, who deserved to be recognized. He wanted to show his gratitude towards those people that were behind him, trusted him and who wanted not only for him to succeed but the show as well, and most importantly, his message and “The Message” itself. These people are achieving something so powerful, reaching to so many, just to get the message across, and succeeding as they go along. I applaud them all.

    I also felt this book was John’s release. His voice/vent in print. A release for to him to express exactly how he feels about certain things, people, the media and so. This was his story, this is the way it happened, this is the way it is. Again, John being upfront, personable, honest, trusting and dedicated. All those characteristics about John that we all fell in like with from the get go. A no hold back book but with dignity…..All I can say is… Go John!

    …and in your travels….You HAVE gotten the message across. I thank you.

    #69150
    raven
    Participant

    Ya know what I liked hearing about was the Barbados event…now wouldn’t that be nice to be a part of. How about a contest or drawing…get CBS to foot the bill and fly the winners to a beautiful island that they can get some FABULOUS footage of for the show and see him do his thing in a beautiful location….
    I VOLUNTEER…
    Kendra:jumper: :jumper: :jumper:

    #69180
    WPBEAR14
    Participant

    Originally posted by scrambled6
    I also felt this book was John’s release. His voice/vent in print. A release for to him to express exactly how he feels about certain things, people, the media and so. This was his story, this is the way it happened, this is the way it is. Again, John being upfront, personable, honest, trusting and dedicated. All those characteristics about John that we all fell in like with from the get go. A no hold back book but with dignity…..All I can say is… Go John!

    …and in your travels….You HAVE gotten the message across. I thank you.

    Yes, Scrambled you hit the right chord with the above quote. If I didn’t believe whole heartedly in John and his message before this book, I would now–he is so honest and sincere in his writing.
    I also sent a message to SCIFI thanking them for the show. From the book it sounded like the criticism JE was getting was directed and some of them too.

    Raven:

    Ya know what I liked hearing about was the Barbados event.

    I mentioned to Kate, who is organizing our “friends” get together that I thought it would be cool to have a similar closing “music” that they had in Barbados. Too bad we can’t find an inexpensive island to visit for our get together.

    This book made me want to pick up a sword and fight the good fight!

    AMFIE – we all need to be “warriors” with John.

    Let me know when you all want to chat about the book, I’ll try to be there.
    Love & Light,

    #69286
    Rebecca278
    Participant

    You all have already said my feelings about the book and how glad I am that he wrote it. So many wonderful messages.

    But, now that we aren’t hiding the specifics, one the best things for me was to hear the stories that I’ve actually watched on TV.
    The one with John Shauder finding his dad from Germany touched me when I saw it on Crossing Over and while reading the book. It’s so exciting to think, “Oh, oh, I know which person he’s talking about. I watched that one!!” lol

    I totally agree that this book helped me see that John is just a normal, down to earth guy. When he was talking about his mother ripping off the “husky” tags at JC Penny’s, I was just amazed that he was a normal kid, too (bedsides the out of body experiences or course) :)

    This book actually had me laughing out loud at times. Of of my favorite parts was when he was explaining about the whole Leon Jaroff incident. In the book John writes, ” The first paragraph described me as ‘a fast-talking former ballroom-dancing instructor who is cleaning up’ on his supposed abilities to connect with the dead.” He then goes on to describe how upset and offended everyone who worked on the show was. Then he writes “As for me, I just want to make one thing clear: I am not a former ballroom-dacing instructor.” I think it was such a great example of his personality.

    I hope you’ve all enjoyed the book as much as I did. And just so you know, I’ve only read three books this year (acutally since April), One Last Time , What if God Were the Sun , and Crossing Over . Coincidence? I don’t believe in coincidences…

    Rebecca :daisy:

    #69478
    kimk
    Participant

    I just finished the book last night and I agree with everything everyone wrote here. I especially loved the fact that because of watching the show and seeing him in person, I could hear his “voice” throughout the book. His sense of humor is very “east coast” so I also related to that. I too liked being able to relate the stories of the people from the show to having actually seen the episode- kind of makes it all more real. Being able to know the stories behind the Dateline and Time articles really filled in the gaps. Jaroff and Hockenberry needed to be exposed. If I see anything with their names attached on tv or in print, I will not bother watching or reading it. Who knows what else they’ve sensationalized or slanted?

    Is it me or does he somehow make you feel as if you are having a conversation with him instead of reading a book?

    I would love to have a book chat some night although, like Pooh, I’m back to school as a teacher and a student this year, so my time is somewhat limited.

    :teacher: :reader:

    kimk who will be this very soon….:goofy:

    #69482
    ceceoh
    Participant

    Just finished the book! I’ve been so good, not peeking here. Now I can post with a clean conscience.

    I was amazed to see how open John was with his personal life in the book. Not that I read it for that part. I always had the impression that he was very protective of his privacy.

    I was also amazed, (though I shouldn’t have been) at how much of a fight he had to put up to keep the show “clean”. Sneaking that audience in on him to try to create a “theme show”, after working, talking and witnessing his work. Shame on you all! It just goes to show just how “knee-jerk” the thinking has become of people in the television industry. Don’t they realize that if they had went that route, I would not be watching this show now or posting on this website, no matter how convincing the validations were. It would have lent a seamy aspect to the show that would have immediately turned me (and the TV) off. Way to go “Boys”, you did it exactly right.

    Is there a Daytime Emmy catagory for Best Guides? :D

    Now to my favorite part: Carl Perkins! I noticed on the Judith Reagan show she did her lead-in by hinting that J.E. had talked to Elvis. Pleez! He talked to Carl, Lady!, and it was wonderful.

    #69496
    Nanshe
    Participant

    Originally posted by scrambled6

    Go John! ..and in your travels….You HAVE gotten the message across. I thank you.

    I second that sentiment!

    #69531
    angelakay1
    Participant

    Thoroughly enjoyed the book. Now I know the truth-ELVIS has crossed over!!!:elvis:

    Angie:daisy:

    #69567
    Pam B
    Keymaster

    I can just hear it now….at the moment :elvis: Crossed Over, all the choirs of angels in heaven sang:

    Elvis has left the earthy plane!

    :elvis: :elvis: :elvis:

    #69775
    ceceoh
    Participant

    Hey did anyone notice the brief mentions of the “Andy Warhol” reading? (Guess he got some flak from the press, even back then, because of it.) That was the reading that I found pix from on the web!

    Now if I could just remember what I called the thread…

    #69809
    scrambled6
    Participant

    Cece!! I thought of you when I read that part because of your post regarding JE pics and AW. I did a search and found what you posted…..see below:

    John Edward – The Early Years
    I was playing around with Googles new Image Search engine – http://images.google.com/ – and of course, I wound up typing in “John Edward”.

    Click on this link, Friends:

    http://www.crystalinks.com/spirits1994.html

    and scroll down the page to “August” for a look at J.E. pre T.V.

    Oh, “someone else” shows up in one of the pictures as well, but I can’t validate the guy.

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