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The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell YOU

Mike Dooley

Self Improvement


"I know this may come as a shock, and you know I'm not fond of using stale one-liners, but-'reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.' I'm as alive now as I was on the day we met, except, maybe, more so."

If the dead could speak, don't you wonder what they would say to those of us they've left behind? What would they tell us to soothe our sorrow for their loss, calm our fears of what happens when we die, and fire us up to live the best possible lives we can right now? In pages filled with wisdom, humor, and, yes, joy, New York Times best-selling author Mike Dooley explores our most pressing and profound questions about the afterlife-and this life-from the fresh perspective of those who have made the transition to the next phase.

Among the revelations and insights they share:
• We were ready; you are not.
• There's no such thing as a devil or hell.
• We're sorry for any pain we may have caused.
• Your pets are just as crazy, brilliant, and loving here as they were there.
• Nothing we say can prepare you for the beauty of the moment you arrive.

You'll learn that our loved ones are not lost to us; that our time on earth is both a school and an adventure; that, all appearances to the contrary, life truly is fair; and that we have it in us to reshape our own fortunes, starting today.

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Nov 26, 2014 Fairemagic
Mike Dooley tells you what your loved ones want you know know in his awesome book The Top Ten Things Dead People Want To Tell You. Are you ready to know?? Then this book is for you.

Mike explains that those who have left us are not dead. They are living…..and happy. Their life had begun. Where your beloved loved ones are there is no fear, pain or any other negative emotion just pure bliss and joy. They are fully taken care of with love. He tells us that it was their time to go. They are sorry sorry that they had to leave us. But for us, those living, we must go on cause it is not our time.

I loved the letters from Our Dearly Departed. Each letter brought a tear to my eye and touched my heart. Grab your tissues! Our departed ones are sorry for hurting us. They don’t want us to suffer. Most importantly they want us to be happy. There are with us.

Mike Dooley tells us that we must live and find happiness. He shows us ways to live and change our beliefs so we can have happiness while here in this life.I f your searching for answers to life after death then The Top Ten Things Dead People Want To Tell You is the perfect read.

Mike teaches us that “Life is not 10% what you make it and 90% how you take it. It is 100% what you make it.” He explains why things happen and how to create the life you want.

I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the book from Hay House for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
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Dec 02, 2014 summerlovinlisa
I am an avid reader and The Top Ten things Dead People want to tell you by Mike Dooley is honestly one of the BEST books I have read in a long time! It was so good infact that once I started reading it; I did not put it down until it was finished. The way in which this book is written it is as if the Author is speaking directly to you and wrote the book specifically for you. In it Mike not only reassures you that your loved ones are indeed happy and still very much alive; he takes it a step further and gives insight into not only death but life and why we are here and steps we can take to start manifesting and living the lives we dream of. It even delves into the age old question why bad things happen to good people. It touches on so many aspects of Life and Death that when I was reading it I could not help but think that this book was like a manual that everyone should be given upon entering this world. I had a lot of A-ha moments when reading it and many times it was like a lightbulb lit up in my soul. I knew this could I have forgotten? Mike of course explains in the book forgetting is par for the course. This book helped me to remember. One of my favorite parts (they were many) of the book were the letters written from departed Loved ones to people still on Earth. In the letters they spoke about what it is like where they are, what they have learned and how to make the most out of the lives we are living. When reading the letters I literally got chills..they were so beautiful and uplifting. One letter was even from a dearly departed pet. If you’re looking for a book that will truly change your life..and your perspective on life this book is it! It will leave you smiling, feeling invigorated and ready to take on the world. If you’ve lost someone dear to you and are having trouble dealing with the loss this book is a must have. I lost my Dad to Cancer when he was only 54 and a dear family friend to suicide at the age of 23 and this book helped me immensely. After reading it I smiled knowing that they are indeed at peace and Happy and that we will all meet again and until then that they would want me to make all of my dreams come true and that they are there rooting for me. This is Definitely a 5 Star book..Engaging, insightful, eye-opening and truly inspirational!

FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for this review. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment of the product.
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Dec 21, 2014 KariF
I am very interested in the paranormal, so that is what led me to read this book. After all, it does say 'Things dead people want to tell you' in the title. But, I found myself a little disappointed at the beginning, middle, and end. It's not the worst book in the world, and some people may find comfort from it, but I had some mixed feelings about it.

Who Is Mike Dooley?

I had not really heard of this guy before I started reading the book, and I didn't read his bio until the end of the book. I assumed he was a medium, because the book was supposed to be about talking to the dead and explaining about what they want us to know - or so I thought.

Mike Dooley is a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur, and is a major voice in the new thought movement. He was in The Secret. If you watched it, you will remember the following clip of him.

I like the guy. He seems to understand manifestation and the law of attraction, but I don't see how it talks to the dead. I haven't seen anywhere that he is a medium, so I don't know where he got the information for this book, especially the letters from the dead as there is no explanation. I assume from learning from or talking to mediums, but there is no explanation that I could see.

What The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell YOU Is About

It is a book that contains ten things that dead people would likely say to you if they could. Things like - we are sorry for any pain we caused, heaven is going to blow your mind, and life is more than fair. There is not an explanation as to how this is known, but there is a lot of explanation that it 'just is this way'.

In the beginning of the book, Mike talks about how the truth is often the simplest answer - which makes sense, so I guess that is where he is stemming from with his knowledge of what the dead want you to know?

Each chapter ends with a note from someone who has departed. I have no idea where he got these notes. There is no explanation that I found.

It's funny though because he talks about the dead as if he has insight knowledge. For instance, the first words in the introduction are, "No one knows how it all began, not even the dead..."

There was a point in the book that I really like, "Losses are only devastating when you think they're permanent." I think that can be applied to everyday life as well as lost loved ones and pets.

What I Liked About About The Book

I read this as an eBook, and I had made some notes along the way. Unfortunately, my eBook got erased off my Kobo and my notes did too, so I don't remember what they were. It took me a long time to read this book, so I can't remember specific things I liked in the book.

But I do remember that there were some great points for manifesting, the law of attraction, experiencing happiness, and enjoying and appreciating this life. That is kind of the theme of the book.

Life is great.
The afterlife is great.
Enjoy the ride.
What I Disliked About The Book

I just didn't understand where Mike Dooley got this information. I didn't know where the letters from the deceased came from. Were they made up? Were they real? Were they dictated by a medium or are they just thoughts put into a letter that Mike wants you to know. I don't know because it was never stated in the book. It wasn't until I finished reading the book that I looked around to find out.

First, here is a clip that can help a little. I wish I would have found this BEFORE reading the book.

I still don't know where the information or the letters from the dead came from. If it was stated, and I missed it - or if you know something about Mike Dooley that I am missing here, please let me know in the comments below.

As far as I know, this information came from his head - from his experience and intuition. In fact, on this page he says that you will not find literal voices from dead people but rather information that is he is 'quite sure' dead people would want you to know. Therefore, it is not a book from the dead - it is a book from what Mike Dooley thinks the dead would want to tell you.

So, did the letters from the deceased come from there as well? Then, why call it "The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell YOU"? Why not call it something like, "What I know for sure about the dead"?

The Bottom Line

There were some parts, tips, and insights that I liked in the book. But for the most part I just kept wondering where this information directly from the dead came from. I thought that was the purpose of the book, but I was left wondering where Mike got his information from and that kind of distracted me from the points in the book.

I think if you go into the book knowing that is from Mike Dooley, not the dead as the title implies, you may have an easier time reading it.

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Note: I Received this book from Hay House to review as a part of the Book Nook blogger program. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
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