Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Book Review: The Invisible World

The Invisible World: Understanding Angels, Demons, and the Spiritual Realities That Surround Us

The best selling author of A Travel Guide to Heaven (Doubleday, 2003), and Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To, (Doubleday, 2007) Anthony DeStefano has a diverse background in business and media. After attending Stuyvesant High School in New York City, he graduated summa cum laude from St. John’s University in Staten Island with a degree in Philosophy/Theology. He then started a successful chain of electronics retail stores in New York. During this time he also worked as a regular op-ed columnist for the Staten Island Advance.

In 2003, Anthony’s first book, A Travel Guide to Heaven, was published by Doubleday, as well as Random House Audio, Transworld Publishers in the United Kingdom and a host of other major publishing houses in Europe, Asia and South America. The book was a runaway bestseller and has been published in 16 different languages.

Anthony has received many awards and honors from religious communities throughout the world. In 2002, he was given an honorary Doctorate from the Joint Academic Commission of the National Clergy Council and the Methodist Episcopal Church for “the advancement of Christian beliefs in modern culture.” The commission is made up of outstanding Evangelical, Orthodox and Protestant theologians and educators.
Today, Anthony is a successful businessman. He is also the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Priests for Life, the largest pro-life/pro-family organization in the world, and has worked closely with the national director of that group, Rev. Frank Pavone, for twenty years. He is also a Knight of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, a member of the National Religious Broadcasters Organization (NRB), the Royal Institute of Philosophy, in London, and the prestigious International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), also based in the United Kingdom.

An avid pilot, Anthony serves as a senior member of the US Air Force’s auxiliary Civil Air Patrol. He flies his own vintage, 1959 Cessna L19-E Bird-Dog, which was formerly owned by Judge William P. Clark, National Security Advisor under Ronald Reagan.

In 2010, Anthony released two children’s books for WaterBrook/Multnomah, called: This Little Prayer of Mine, and Little Star

ABOUT THE BOOK: (From inside book jacket)
Everybody has one.  It's called a "haunt detector."  It's the little alarm that goes off in our heads whenever we detect that something mysterious or supernatural has occurred.  You could be sitting around relaxing one day at home, and for no special reason you start thinking about someone.  Maybe you haven't thought about this person in years.  Then the phone rings; you pick it up, and amazingly, it's that person!  Many of us have experienced this phenomenon.

What is it?

This book will take you places you don't usually dare to go, and make you think a bit differently.  One of the first things said in this book jumped out and hit me straight on, "the most important things in life can't be seen with our eyes"...WOW, how often do you really think about that fact?  To me, this book is a great eye opener and a reminder about what is important.  It's easy to get caught up in day to day life and forget about they why and the how, this book will make you stop and think.

While this book is a bit different, (I think it's because it takes you to places most people don't usually go), it is a good read, and it has definitely reminded me that there is a vast world out there that is incomprehensible to the naked eye.  Give this book a try!

*I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from the 
B and B Media Group.


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