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Do You Believe You Have a Soul Mate? Soul Sessions Book Review #SoulSessionsBook

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 19, 2015 | Categories: Books, Reviews

I realize I order a lot of books from Amazon. Sometimes in Kindle version, sometimes in book form… I’m still a bit old school and love the feel of holding a book and turning the pages and the smell of a book.

While perusing Amazon recently I ordered just such a book — one in which I wanted to be able to turn the pages. The book was “Soul Sessions” by Carson Gage.

Soul Sessions Book Review #SoulSessionsBook

I have to say I found myself a bit conflicted while reading Soul Sessions at first. I am a Christian and I don’t believe in reincarnation. I do however, have an open mind. I enjoy reading about different beliefs, religions, and customs. I also enjoy fiction and several different genres of books, including romance, mysteries/thrillers/horror books.

But I digress…

As I was reading Soul Sessions I did find myself struggling at first with the reincarnation and past-life regression aspect of the book. To me, reincarnation implies that God made a mistake in designing our souls to live in our bodies. We were made in His image and each soul is unique. For that same soul to come back over and over again in different bodies doesn’t make sense. Besides, scripture doesn’t support it either.

I’m not referring to religion anymore in this review, because at the very heart of this book, Soul Sessions is a love story. A story of a man searching for himself and of lost love. A story of self-redemption and a true meaning of love.

As I started reading “Soul Sessions” I found myself struggling to like the main character, Nick Dalton. I don’t have to love the protagonist of a book, I’ve had many love-hate relationships with characters of books I’ve read, but I do want to like him or her, though.

stones on the sand

Even though I didn’t instantly like Nick, I did quickly develop an empathy for him. Almost half way through the book though, I found myself cheering for him. Wanting him to find peace. Wanting him to find love. I fell in love with Nick.

An overwhelming question I was left pondering was, “Does everyone have a soul mate?” Is there someone out there that each of us should be with, someone just for YOU?

country road in the fields, bright fantasy background

I have met people and immediately felt like I’d known them my whole life (one of my best friends was exactly like that)… instantly comfortable with her. I know I felt a deep connection with my husband when I first met him. I knew very early in our relationship that he was the ONE.

I’ve wondered, “What if I had not gone on that blind date that night in February of 1991?” Would I be in a miserable place now because I had not met MY soul mate?

Soul Sessions imageAbout the Book:

An engaging journey of love and spiritual awakening, Soul Sessions starts in current day Chicago, where Nick Dalton is a troubled yet highly successful Investment Banker with a gorgeous girlfriend and an extravagant lifestyle. Despite all his success, Nick falls into a deep depression after a life altering event. Just as it looks as though Nick’s life might end in suicide, enter Katrina DuMont, a gifted psychologist who is expert in both traditional and new age methods of treatment for depression. Together, using past-life regression techniques, they explore several of Nick’s prior incarnations, where he unwittingly discovers a beautiful woman who repeatedly appears as his lover and soul mate. To potentially reawaken his epic love affair, Nick is compelled to search for her in this lifetime. Thus begins an astonishing story of love and intrigue, where Nick stumbles across inconceivable answers to some of life’s greatest mysteries … and once again finds the course of his life altered.

About the Author:

Carson Gage has been interested in the mysteries of life and death since the age of seven, when he survived being run over by a speeding car. This experience led him on a journey of discovery for answers to some of life’s biggest questions.

I was enchanted with this book. I could not put it down and was sad when it was over because I wanted more; I didn’t want it to end. Soul Sessions is a beautiful love story. It leaves you with questions like:

  1. Do we have multiple lives?
  2. Do we have soulmates?
  3. How does synchronicity (serendipity) affect our lives?
  4. Do we have a pre-life plan and how does it co-exist with our free will?
  5. What happens after we die?

I highly recommend reading Soul Sessions — it is a roller coaster ride of emotions, makes you think, and leaves you wanting more.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

49 Responses to Do You Believe You Have a Soul Mate? Soul Sessions Book Review #SoulSessionsBook

  1. Thanks for such an honest review. I’ve picked up many books based on reviews and been disappointed because the review was a little overblown.

  2. This sounds like a wonderful book. I’ve always found books about how choices shape our lives to be very interesting.

  3. Brandy says:

    I do believe everyone has a soul mate, sadly I think many do not meet that one though. For those who have or do, I admire reading about their experiences but I seriously believe we all have a soul mate out there even if we never, ever meet them.

  4. Pam says:

    I’ve read several reviews of this book now. It sounds like something I would really love to read.

  5. Liz Mays says:

    What a cool concept for a romance novel. It’s really cool that over the course of the book, you became fond of Nick!

  6. Jennifer E. says:

    Thanks for the honest review. This sounds like SUCH an interesting book, and it can be looked at from so many perspectives. I don’t know if we have a soul mate, and I’m not sure what to believe as far as reincarnation goes. It’s all such a confusing mess sometimes!

  7. Patricia Salyers says:

    I believe I found my soul mate.

  8. Shell says:

    I don’t believe in reincarnation either. However, I can enjoy a good story anyway. Sounds really interesting!

  9. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That sounds like a great read. I am adding this to my reading list.

  10. Sandra Watts says:

    I think we have soul mates. Hope that everyone is able to find theirs.

  11. Marcie W. says:

    I could not imagine meeting a person more perfect for me than my husband, nor could I picture spending my life with anyone else. I definitely feel as if I found my soul mate!

  12. Debbie Denny says:

    Sounds like a good one. I will check it out.

  13. Cassie says:

    This sounds like a really interesting book. I may have to check this one out in the near future.

  14. Hina momin says:

    Sound like good one What a cool concept for a romance novel. It’s really cool

  15. Ora Lee Gurr says:

    I believe everyone has a soul mate. I know I found mine, though not everyone is so lucky. I’m glad you ended up cheering on the main character during his search. I’ll be looking for Soul Sessions.

  16. Crystal says:

    It sounds like a great read, and one that will make you think. I don’t believe in reincarnation, but it sounds like it gives the love story another dimension.

  17. Judith Asuncion says:

    Looks really interesting to read. Thank you for an honest review… I don’t believe in reincarnation, and I don’t think I would have considered this book, but after reading this, I will check it out!

  18. Emily Endrizzi says:

    Sounds like a very interesting book. Personally I don’t believe in reincarnation either, but not for religious reasons… I don’t really believe in soul-mates either, but I do like a good love story. I might have to check this book out.

  19. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    This does sound like a good read. I do not believe in reincarnation because the bible doesn’t support it as you said however I can still enjoy a book. I read one time, along with the topic does everyone have a soul mate, that in our lives we can meet Mr/Mrs Right and not treat them very well or as the Right one for us and it will not work out very well or we can meet Mr/Mrs Wrong and treat them as if they are the Right one and it will work out beautifully. Just a thought. When I start thinking about predestination, as some believe, and our God given free will I get all confused myself so I usually just keep in Simple and straight forward in my beliefs of the Bible but still can enjoy the book. It does sound intriguing. I will have to read.

    • Christy, yeah, I have my beliefs and reading a book about, say, reincarnation, doesn’t waver that belief. As I said, this book is a beautiful love story and I do believe it is worth the read!

  20. Ayesha says:

    cool novel! 🙂

  21. I love conversations about soul mates. There are so many different opinions about what that actually means and how many one can have. So far I haven’t heard any bad arguments. I bet this book would be a great book club option.

  22. I am not sure I believe in soul mates. But it sounds like an interesting novel.

  23. Jeanine says:

    This is a great review! I have heard some great things about this book and think I owned enjoy this! I shall check it out!

  24. Debra says:

    This sounds like my kind of book. I do believe in soul mates, I married mine 11 years ago!

  25. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    This looks like a wonderful book to read. I will have to pick up a copy the next time i am at the book store.

  26. Angela says:

    This sounds like an interesting read. I definitely believe in soul mates, I just haven’t found mine yet.

  27. Tracey says:

    Thanks for the honest review. This looks like a great book. I do believe we all have soul mates for sure.

  28. That was a really awesome review. I loved that you opened your mind and continued to read. I often feel we should not let our beliefs, no matter what they may be, keep us from exploring. There is a whole world out there ready for us to seek it out.

  29. Rosey says:

    Ah, I love the quote. So many decision have long-term effect for better or for worse, and we just don’t even think of that at the time we make them. 🙂

  30. I believe in soul mates, but that’s because I’ve found mine. A soul mate is a hard concept to grasp until you experience it for yourself.

  31. Sophie S says:

    Love this review! I think I need to grab this one to read at some point and share with friends.

  32. Christie says:

    I love thinking books like this one. It’s important reevaluate our lives

  33. Chrysa Duran says:

    Thanks for the honest review. I’m not sure this is a book I would pick up but before judging that I love reading book reviews. I appreciate this one and of course I think we have a soul mate.

  34. I love the quote! Thanks for sharing your review of this book!

  35. krystel says:

    heard great reviews about it . sounds like a great book

  36. denise low says:

    This sounds great. I would love to read it.

  37. Kristin Knudsen says:

    I used to believe that there is one perfect person for everyone. But, since I am 40 and single, I’m starting to see things differently. You may find someone that you have a lot in common with…and maybe there are more than 1 person…then, you just work at getting along with each other for the rest of the time that you are together!!!

  38. Kristin Knudsen says:

    Thanks for the review of Soul Sessions! It sounds interesting…and I believe that members of my family, that have passed, are looking out for me…but, am otherwise an atheist. I am not adverse to others believing in whatever they believe, just don’t try to talk me into your vision. I believe that certain people belong together, but you have to work at any relationship!

  39. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I would also have a hard time with this book. I am a Christian and I also do not believe in reincarnation. I think this book would not be for me because I do not want to put any of these thoughts in my mind. Thank you for sharing

  40. Kelly says:

    I like the idea of a book that makes you think. One that makes ya think outside the box. Reincarnation, soul mates, etc… sounds like very thought provoking topics.

  41. denise low says:

    Thank you for the great review. There are lots of things to think about in this book.

  42. Amber Ludwig says:

    Oooh this sounds like a great read too!! I try not to take fiction books too seriously so thankfully my religious beliefs wont affect my thoughts on it!! Can’t wait to pick it up now!!

  43. tanya taylor says:

    You make this book sound like a must read! I wish I could find more time to read (I already have a long queue that I’m working on). Thanks for the post – it sounds like a really rollercoaster ride!

  44. Terry Poage says:

    Thanks for the review.

  45. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I am a Christian also and do not believe in reincarnation. I do think I would enjoy reading this book though. I will have to pick this up. Thank you for sharing

  46. DENISE LOW says:

    This sounds like a great book to read. I believe in soulmates.

  47. Cynthia W says:

    I do believe in soul mates. Thanks for this review!

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