How Children Reach Out To Their Parents From The Beyond
by Donna Theisen and Dary Matera
When Donna Theisen's adult son, Michael, tragically dies in an auto accident, she is emotionally devastated and consumed by grief. Soon she finds herself, confused and frightened, being led into an alternate dimension as her son miraculously reaches out to her from beyond the wall of death. His presence takes many forms: a fluttering yellow butterfly, his digital alarm clock repeatedly flashing the time of his death, a majestic bald eagle circling over Donna's house while Michael's voice whispers, "Mom, don't cry for me anymore. I'm free and happy. Be at peace."
Searching for solace and the support of people who have experienced the death of a child, Donna begins communicating with other bereaved parents. She discovers that she is not alone in experiencing this unbreakable spiritual link between parent and child.
Childlight recounts Donna's personal story and the even more astonishing stories of her special "fraternity" of parents—stories that all begin with the unbearable heartbreak of a child's death, but ultimately transform into wondrously uplifting accounts of joy and comfort as the departed children reach out to their parents from the beyond.
Inspirational and enlightening, Childlight also includes a coping guide, where and how to find support groups, and passages of healing meditations.
"This is not The Sixth Sense. These are real people who
believe that their dead children have contacted them in signs and
dreams, in visions and voices."
— San Diego Union-Tribune
"Astonishing stories...explores the phenomenon experienced by many
parents who lose children."
— The Bookwatch
*French rights sold to Exerque Editions
*Featured on Unsolved Mysteries and BBC's London Live
Donna Theisen, a veteran of more than 5,000 life and death rescues, is a former Emergency medical technician. She is the co-author of the book Angels of Mercy: Rescue Stories from America's Paramedics and EMTs. The mother of four, she resides in North Fort Myers, Florida. In January, 1998, her son Michael was killed when his car had a head-on collision with a garbage truck.
Dary Matera, a veteran non-fiction writer and former book editor and reporter for The Miami News, is the author of Are You Lonesome Tonight?, as well as Get Me Ellis Rubin!, and Taming The Beast: Charles Manson's Crazed Life Behind Bars. Eight of his books have been optioned for film. He resides in Chandler, Arizona.
A New Horizon Press Release
6 x 9, 288 pages
LC #00-132564, world rights
ISBN: 0-88282-199-7 (hc), $14.95