Holy Ghosts: Or How a (Not-So) Good Catholic Boy Became a Believer in Things That Go Bump in the Night #2019

Holy Ghosts: Or How a (Not-So) Good Catholic Boy Became a Believer in Things That Go Bump in the Night Gary Jansen Holy Ghosts Or How a Not So Good Catholic Boy Became a Believer in Things That Go Bump in the Night Book by Jansen Gary

  • Title: Holy Ghosts: Or How a (Not-So) Good Catholic Boy Became a Believer in Things That Go Bump in the Night
  • Author: Gary Jansen
  • ISBN: 9781585428199
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. I had seen a ghost once I was around 17 at that time, sleeping beside my father inside our solitary hut in our farm and it was almost daybreak My eyes still closed, I awakened and my thoughts wandered off to a happy recollection of some of my high school classmates Then I opened my eyes facing the direction of my sleeping father and there, standing beside him and looking down at him was a man White haired, round faced, in a white get up Well, I wasn t really sure if he was standing or kneeling B [...]

    2. I received for review Holy Ghosts Or How a Not So Good Catholic Boy Became a Believer in Things That Go Bump in the Night and I am not quite sure what to make of it.For the most part I really enjoyed the narrative of the book as the author relates a haunting of the house he lived in with his family that was also his childhood home The author a Catholic describes the events that happened that convinced him that something was going on that was not material, but kept a mainly skeptical view through [...]

    3. As soon as I began reading this, I wanted to stop reading I didn t stop because I hate abandoning books I wanted to give Gary Jansen the chance to change my mind about Holy Ghosts Obviously he didn t manage to do that and that s fine I have a lot of issues with this text and I don t know where to start First of all, I had different expectations of this book The title was hilarious and I was convinced that Jansen wasn t serious about this whole ghost thing but he is I expected some sort of ghost [...]

    4. Honestly, it was a fun book to read Fun is a relative word but the author brings his personality into recounting the experience of having a haunted house It s clear he doesn t fully buy into the haunting but concedes the weird happenings can t be explained so may be paranormal in nature With this possibility, he seeks out help from the unconventional spiritual avenues which are, by his telling, compelling in nature Whether you believe in the paranormal or not, the author makes a strong case for [...]

    5. 83 2010.I received this review copy and in my book sampling mode began to read the first chapter When I came to myself and looked up some time later, I had finished half the book Easy to read, yes Riveting YES Extremely creepy and not recommended for bed time reading, which I was silly enough to do A complete review may be found here.

    6. 3.5 stars.Gary Jansen, the books author moves with his young family into his childhood home The house has had odd occurrences happening in it as far back as he can remember, so it doesn t seem odd at first when he notices the strange things happening around his family As time goes on, however, things get stranger and stranger until he finally reaches his limit and looks for help.This was an fairly good book Not really what I wanted to to get in the spirit of Halloween, as it really wasn t very s [...]

    7. I have a fondness for ghost stories of all kinds fictional or non fictional I think we all love the idea of haunted houses, of being scared by something not quite seen, but felt If nothing else, the notion of the paranormal tantalizes our imaginations and gives us stories to tell about lots of things we may experience, but can t explain.Holy Ghosts is less a book about a haunted house, and a memoir about the author s experiences while living in a haunted house and his struggle to integrate thos [...]

    8. I really enjoyed this book The writing was, as many other reviews have stated, down to Earth and felt conversational During some moments, however, I was almost afraid to turn the page That is evidence of damn good writing The reason I docked it to four stars I wish we could give half star ratings was the extreme amount of Catholicism Obviously, the title gives that aspect away, but I found it to be a bit tedious However, I know that the faith aspect of Holy Ghosts will appeal to those who carry [...]

    9. While I finished the book, I cannot recommend it It was ok, not great, not good.The author purchased his parents house Living with his wife and son, he experiences noises, strange sensations and images The book started out ok, but then spiraled into babble.

    10. I picked this up at the library on a whim because A it was just Halloween and I always love a good ghost story and B having a Catholic background myself, I thought I could empathize a bit Oh, and I loved Ghost Whisperer, so that tie in was also a lure.And truly, it was interesting We get a little about Gary s early life than maybe I needed, but it was interesting I liked seeing that he was always trying to rationalized what was happening and that he included his Catholic research in there, bec [...]

    11. Loved this take on ghosts and how he brought in the fact that he is religious It was a great story into the ghostly world.

    12. I really enjoyed this one It was a great ghost story but also offered a number of wonderful insights and even added to my stupid to read list I am in agreement with this man that the move away from things supernatural that occurred in the Catholic Church in the mid sixties was perhaps too far a swing The quotes I want to be able to resurrect I realized for the first time in my life that our bodies are really quiet, unless we re using our voices or experiencing a physical imbalance of some kind C [...]

    13. I love true haunted house stories, I love them even if they re first hand accounts These books make you feel like you re reading someone s creative journal entries, at times they make you roll eyes at the mediocre to piss poor writing, but the entire time they make you wonder how in the world do these books get published to begin with and why in the hell are you even reading it So far the only well written true life haunted house story I ve come across was Jennifer Finney Boylan s memoir I m Lo [...]

    14. Holy Ghosts by Gary Jansen, published by Jeremy P Tarcher Penguin.Category Metaphysical ParanormalOne can get a better idea of the subject matter of this book if they look at the subtitle, Or How a Not So Good Catholic Boy Became a Believer in Things That Go Bump in the Night.Although I am not big on the paranormal I thought this was an interesting read due to the fact that Jansen was not only a practicing Catholic but was also studying to be a Deacon in the Church Jansen, his wife and son, move [...]

    15. I got this on impulse from my library s downloadable audio offerings, though had I realized how Catholic centered the book would turn out to be, I might not have At about the 3 4 point I don t have a print copy to quote from , he effectively equates Catholic and Christian as interchangeable earlier, when he told his wife he was considering contacting a medium about the goings on, she replied Are Catholics allowed to do that He gave a Clinton esque reply of We re not supposed to summon the dead, [...]

    16. This is one of my rare forays into nonfiction.Gary, his wife and their three year old son and, by the end of the book, their baby live in a nice Long Island town, in the house where Gary grew up.Their house also has two ghosts One s a sweet lady who doesn t do anything to harm the house or its occupants The other Not so nice.This is a memoir about the year their house was actively haunted.It s relatively creepy throughout although there s part where I seriously almost shrieked with terror but it [...]

    17. A fairly good account of Gary s childhood home and the strange happenings that had been going on in his home for years While growing up Gary and his family experienced all sorts of bumps in the night, including the doorbell ringing and no one being there After moving back to the home with his wife and young son, the problems start up again While talking with a co worker one day, Gary is given the contact information for Mary Ann, the real life inspiration for the TV series, The Ghost Whisper Whe [...]

    18. The book Holy Ghosts was about a man and an experience him and his family go through as they become believers of the paranormal This book is a memoir In this time in his life, Gary figures out the reason why mysterious things happen in his house, and why he has always had a sense of unease when in it Things occurring during the present are things that can relate to disturbances that he can recall from his childhood Not a strong believer in the paranormal he leaves it alone, believing it will go [...]

    19. This book is everything a book should be honest, questioning, funny, thought provoking, challenging, and insightful Jansen presents his story with candor and humor, and his writing is riveting Even skeptics like me can feel the tangible presence of all he experiences, and his story is undeniably fascinating You ll finish this book feeling like you ve found a friend in Gary Jansen His heartache, doubts, fears, growth, insight, and humor are not easily forgotten nor is the haunting sense that his [...]

    20. I really enjoyed this personal narrative written by a once skeptic The majority of the book tells a story of the author s odd and eery encounters with earth bound spirits aka ghosts Raised Catholic, he often ignored the strange things happening around him, particular in his childhood home of which he now resides as an adult with his wife and children, because of his religious beliefs I found my self turning page after page wondering what was going to happen next The only times I wanted to put th [...]

    21. Holy Ghosts by Gary Jansen April 14, 2012 Gary tells the story of his wife and family livingin the house he grew up in and the ghosts that inhabited the house He was from a very Catholic family and thought he wasn t supposed to believe in ghosts His mother used to tell him about the ghost who stood by the window looking out as if she was waiting for someone He only believed her somewhat Then, weird things start to happen and they seemed to emanate from his son s room He finds out there are two g [...]

    22. I believe in ghosts I always have This short book is a sort of Catholic s eye view of the phenomena of ghosts The author lived in a haunted house for most of his life without knowing it odd noises, strange phenomena, weird coincidences, etc Nothing horrible or overt happens this isn t like a Hollywood horror movie If anything, the haunting was a bit too understated I found myself not really scared at all by what Mr Jansen was describing However, the subtly of the haunting is what makes this book [...]

    23. I expected a harrowing tale of the supernatural in the vein of The Amityville Horror I got a narrative about how a landlord convinced some noisy tenants to leave.The author uses his experience to create ridiculous comparisons having a ghost is like meeting someone online , flawed assumptions, and a narrative that is slightly interesting than what I could find in my bellybutton after a long day wearing a wool sweater.Jansen had an opportunity to create a tale of suspense and give us a portrayal [...]

    24. Wow What a compelling book read it in like two sittings A Catholic I am believing in ghosts Not THE Holy Ghost either This is a very fascinating readed, frightening, yet spiritually based Gary Jansen has written a very honest and heartfelt personal story that grabs you from page one It s not over the top at all It makes you at least consider that there just might be something to the ghost theory for those of us who are skeptics It made a lot of sense from a Catholic point of view, and the author [...]

    25. This book was a very fast read I liked Jansen s writing style, almost like you were sitting around a campfire listening to him tell a tale I am not sure what is purposes in relating this story It comes off as almost a confessional He is really sort of an enigma He claims to be very religious praying constantly and studying to be a deacon Yet from his writing, he seems to doubt the catholic beliefs and admits he is far from a example catholic In some instances he falls back on biblical mythology [...]

    26. Oh my goodness Being a fan of Exercising Your Soul, I picked up this book yesterday and finished it today This was a super cool read Scary, poignant, thoughtful, thrilling, funny and ultimately inspiring This is a memoir of a person who experienced a haunting It s a great ghost storybut it s so much than that The author discusses faith and religion and the supernatural and refrains from all the sensationalism that follows this topic around It is still really scary and I going to read it again r [...]

    27. So do you don t believe in ghosts And you have never considered the possibility of the paranormal Gary Jansen s true tale about ghostly hauntings in his house on Long Island may change your mind It all starts when he notices his young son refuses to sleep in his room Even weirder, Gary experiences an electrical charge go through him when he is in the room Battery operated toys turn on by themselves He hears the sounds of footsteps and glass breaking in the night Is his house haunted Really Read [...]

    28. Far from being the true haunting book I was expecting, Holy Ghosts is an engrossing exploration of the spirit world and its existence in the Catholic and other religious canons The story is told in first person by author Gary Jansen as he describes the supernatural experiences in his family home from childhood into adulthood as he returns to live in the same home with his own family Very readable, very recommended for those interested in things unseen.

    29. Good book, goes beyond Ghost Whisperer, and Medium There is some linkage, but you need to read the book to find it This book would appeal to mainline Protestants, and Catholic It has an RC viewpoint, but as we know there are catholics in the world than the RC variety I guess this book was one of my Lenten reads though on the lighter side Originally bought this for the spouse and he read it too.

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