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.
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.
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?
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?
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:
- Do we have multiple lives?
- Do we have soulmates?
- How does synchronicity (serendipity) affect our lives?
- Do we have a pre-life plan and how does it co-exist with our free will?
- 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.