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, and for no special reason you start thinking about someone. Then the phone rings; you pick it up, and amazingly, it's that person! Many of us have experienced this phenomenon.What is it? Anthony DeStefano answers this compelling question in his fascinating new book, The Invisible World.
"The Invisible World: understanding Angels, Demons"
A recent Newsweek poll reports that 76 percent of Americans believe in heaven. Yet even avid believers have difficulty conjuring up more than vague images of halos, harps, and wispy angels in flowing robes. Anthony DeStefano knew there had to be a more complete, meaningful, and comforting vision of what heaven is like, and A Travel Guide to Heaven is the entertaining and enlightening result. Using the Bible as his guide, he notes that heaven is not only a spiritual place, but also a physical place.
"ready to pack a bag. i want to go to this place!"
From the Bowery Boys and the Five Points Gang through the rise of the Jewish "Kosher Nostra" and the ascendance of the Italian Mafia, mobsters have played a major role in the city's history, lurking just around the corner or inside that nondescript building. Bill "the Butcher" Poole, Paul Kelly, Monk Eastman, "Lucky" Luciano, Carlo Gambino, Meyer Lansky, Mickey Spillane, John Gotti - each held sway over New York neighborhoods that nurtured them and gave them power.
Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To is a guidebook on how to pray effectively. All over the world, people are shaking their heads in frustration and asking, "Why doesn't God answer me when I cry out to him?" In light of all the problems we face in life, we want to know why God is so often "silent" when we pray. Anthony DeStefano knew there had to be an answer to this mystery, so he set out to find prayers that God says "yes" to all the time.
"Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes to"
For the many inspired by Anthony DeStefano's A Travel Guide to Heaven - a remarkable tour of the pleasures God has in store for us in the next and everlasting life-more inspiration is here in A Travel Guide to Life, offering an enlightening tour of the kind of deeply meaningful and happy life we can live here on earth. DeStefano outlines the path that can lead each and every one of us to renewed faith, understanding and fulfillment.
A vain man of good looks, small means, and no family links to the mob, Vincent "Vinny Gorgeous" Basciano steadily worked his way up to acting boss of the Bonanno crime family, becoming its leader when official boss Joseph Massino went to the clink in 2003. But at a time when the Mob was crawling with secret operatives and informants caving to government pressure to flip, Basciano obeyed the code of La Cosa Nostra. "I got faith in one guy," he told a group of mobsters during a secretly taped meeting.
"Dry and Boring"