Relectant
A book by Kathleen Berry

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An authentic ghost story unlike any other

Both a skeptic and fear-filled Christian, I was the unlikeliest of characters to delve into the spirit world. At night, I shut the closet door tight, so I couldn't glance into its black void. I averted my eyes at every frightening point of horror movies. And I listened to the pulpit preach the evils of mediums and seeking out the paranormal. I believed all psychics were frauds or influenced by the devil and ghosts were only delusions manifested by the weak and simple.

Despite this, in 2007, I found myself in the preposterous situation of spending the night in reputedly one of the nation's most haunted hotels: the long-shuttered Goldfield Hotel in central Nevada. I went with the TV news crew from KTVN-Reno and three ghost hunters. My role? Impartial observer. Or so I thought.

Kathleen Berry's Stance on God, Ghosts and Psychics
Kathleen Berry: Use Your Discernment When Dealing with Spirits

That one night pulverized my small, more-easy-to-contain reality and greatly expanded my spiritual and religious beliefs. Ghosts do exist. Polite, cranky, sympathetic and desperately sad ones. I experienced them intimately as they engaged my senses of sight, touch, smell and hearing.

The result is my memoir, A Reluctant Spirit: A True Tale of God, Ghosts and a Skeptical Christian.

I share my intensely private story—including how closed-minded and judgmental I had once been in the name of my personal view of Christianity—in the book, A Reluctant Spirit: A True Tale of God, Ghosts and a Skeptical Christian. Join me on my journey as I deny the spirit world, try to please our Lord and desperately battle disease, as I'm led down a strange—and sometimes eerie—path to my spiritual renaissance.

God's role in the paranorma

After my astounding experience with the paranormal, my relationship with the Great I Am surpassed my strongly rooted faith, evolving into a concrete, intimate connection with the Almighty. I believe evil is present in the paranormal, as it is here on earth and no one should delve into the paranormal without someone knowledgeable of it to guide them. However, I would've missed an abundance of blessings if I hadn't opened myself up to the spirit world. As the Bible says, "If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. If Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand." NIV, Mark 3:25-26.

In this book, I share my truth of how

  • Love never dies and our dear departed ones visit us;
  • We all possess psychic abilities;
  • Fear limits us, leads to sin and restricts our relationships with God; and
  • Paranormal happenings can be positive and God-driven;

Read an excerpt from the book now.