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Publisher's Summary

Joe takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride discovering messages from his son, Chris who died too young or, according to Chris, at just the right time. This is a beautiful and touching story filled with grief and heartache, with just a touch of humor in all the right places. His story will illuminate your path to healing after a tragic loss and allow you a glimpse of the other side.

JOE McQUILLEN has been married for 27 years and is a father of three children, one on the other side. Joe was the youngest of 10 children from an Irish-Catholic family. Although Joe has had two successful careers, he is at heart a blue-collar kid from Buffalo, NY. Starting as a salesman, he spent 25 years in the automobile business and worked his way up to executive manager and partner in a number of successful Chicagoland dealerships. After selling out in 2009, Joe began a second successful career as a mortgage broker and is currently with Chicago Financial Services.

Among his many charitable associations, Joe sits on the board of ln Balance Ranch Academy, a boarding school dedicated to helping troubled teens with addiction. Following the loss of his son, he began running a charity golf outing to benefit both In Balance Ranch and Penguin Players, a theater troupe of disabled young adults (mostly Down syndrome).

Joe, 33 years sober and a member of AA, a fact that has, in his words, “helped me to get close to God and to carry me through the dark times after my boy’s crossing." His journey has led him both to speak to teens with addiction and write this book. Joe has pondered the possibility that he may yet one day turn the tragedy of his son’s death into a new, third, career, one which may well be the most fulfilling of his life.

©2018 Lisa Hagan Books (P)2018 Beacon Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

“Joe is proof that it’s never too late to open up your intuition and experience miraculous messages from beyond. Do yourself a favor and follow his lead.” (Jenniffer Weigel, author/journalist) 

“A love so strong and deep between a father and son, you feel as though you are eavesdropping on them.” (Amy Leigh Mercree, medical intuitive and best-selling author of 10 books including A Little Bit of Mindfulness, Essential Oils Handbook, Apple Cider Vinegar Handbook, and A Little Bit of Meditation)

“A touching story of a family’s great love, a tragic death within it, and the reshaping of enormous grief into spiritual reconnection from both sides of heaven.“ (Nancine Meyer, a.k.a. Main Street Angel Certified Spiritual Teacher, Sixth Sensory Consultant, author of The Lighter Side of Prayer)

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Amazing

I love this book! Has really helped me separate the spiritual world from the natural world. Your ability to connect to the other side is a gift.

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Thanks for opening my mind!!!

The book was an amazing journey into another world. Very thought provoking and inspiring. I loved it. A must read for anyone who has lost someone they loved.

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Unbelievably Thought Provoking

This is a subject that was once a non factor for me. But curiosity and mortality awareness drove me to this book. Christopher's story, as told by Joe has opened my mind to a world I only suspected existed before. I think the book was beautifully written, well performed, and offers alternatives to those suffering from a loss, and a new perspective for all. This was a 5 Star read.

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Great Book

Loved this book! So glad you are able to connect to your beautiful son. What an amazing closeness you share. Love the insight on the other side. Would love to hear how things are going with Christopher today? Love...Hugs...& continued communication ♥️

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Excellent Story About the Other Side

Very well written story. Humorous and sad at the same time. There were some briefings of what Christopher saw on the other side. It does sound like a type of heaven. A happy place. Something to look forward too after the passing. It shows that many souls are not happy to be at this place called earth. Depression can set in quickly. This can happen to anyone. Good book I highly recommend.

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A guys guide for connecting after a terrible loss.

I read the book and loved it but wanted to go over some of the chapters again and found listening to it while driving was a perfect way to do it. Joe’s story brought tears to my eyes a bunch of times while giving me hope - and confirming that death doesn’t mean complete loss rather it’s a change in the way communicate. But w ones we love we are still able to connect - they’re no longer in the room but they’re still with us.

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Great story

i think the production and audible performance were superb. I felt it was read just the way it was written.... and I should know

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thank you Joe Mc Q ...excellent and uplifting

thos is a great listen.. very inspiring..his love for his son is palpable through the book.. reminds me of my son amd his father's deep bond.. will turn to this story on my 'doubty' days. thanks Joe💚

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Honest and sincere

This book was written with all of us parents in mind who have lost a child Joe honestly shares his grief openly. His words ring true to how we feel and give hope that we can find a way to connect ourselves.

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Repeatitive

This was 6 hrs of the same thing over and over. I heard Joe McQuillen on Coast to Coast AM and thought I would enjoy this book. I was soooooo wrong. It just droned on and on and on and on. This book could have been contained in a few pages instead 6 loonnngggg hours. The interview was very good but the book was just way too long and after the first few chapters it was just the same thing over and over and over, etc. You get the idea....

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