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What Happens Next

Messages from Heaven: A Workbook for Dying and Living

John Michael Ketzer, Kay Talbot Ph. D.


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The adventure of life and death is sacred. Too often, however, fear or busyness distract us from what is most important.

In this extraordinary guide, you will hear the compelling stories of twenty-one individuals who have transitioned from the life of the body to the life of the spirit. Ranging from everyday people who have recently died to historically famous ones such as Mother Theresa and Martin Luther King Jr., the messages are organized into three sections: those unprepared to die, those somewhat prepared, and those fully prepared. Each spirit dialogue was personally experienced and recorded by coauthor and chaplain John Michael Ketzer through prayer and meditation.

But this book is more than simply a collection of inspiring stories. Designed as a workbook, each exchange is followed by in-depth questions, written by coauthor and therapist Kay Talbot, PhD, that ask you to consider your own readiness and challenge you to actively pursue a better life.

Spiritual without being overtly religious, What Happens Next: Messages from Heaven welcomes readers of all beliefs and creeds to fearlessly approach their lives-and deaths-as precious journeys of the soul.

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781512282719, 170pp.

Publication Date: June 24, 2015

About the Author

Kay Talbot, PhD, is a psychotherapist who has guided many individuals, families, and groups as they work through loss and life transitions. Her groundbreaking research on the death of an only child is published in The Hospice Journal and Omega: Journal of Death and Dying. She is also the author of What Forever Means after the Death of a Child: Transcending the Trauma, Living with the Loss, as well as CareNotes booklets, published by Abbey Press, on the topics of dying well and dealing with grief, anger, and depression. John Michael Ketzer is a chaplain at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in California who has been serving the dying since meeting Mother Theresa in 1994. Over the past twenty years, he has journeyed with hundreds of individuals through the dying process, gaining invaluable wisdom. Since 2014, through prayer and meditation, he has received messages from those who have passed on.