Best James Van Praagh Books That Will Heal Your Grief

James Van Praagh is an American clairvoyant and psychic medium. A pioneer of the mediumship movement, he communicates with the spirits of the deceased and provides messages from the spirit world in great detail. 

In the beginning of his career, he only gave private readings to clients. He gradually became more recognized after he wrote his books and appeared on several radio and television shows such as Larry King Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Dr. Phil.

Below are the 10 best James Van Praagh books. His books have brought comfort and peace to people who have lost their loved ones. Some of the books help you deal with grief, while others answer your questions about the afterlife and the spiritual realm.

Choose a book that resonates with you the most.

Top 10 Best James Van Praagh books and Why

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1. Unfinished Business

“Spirits understand why certain situations had to happen. They are able to recognize the value of others, even their enemies, and what they had to learn from them.”

As a medium, the author is continually amazed by what the spirit world has to say. He has learned a lot from the other side about how to live life. So in this book, he shares the spiritual guidance and advice he receives with his readers.  

This book will help you to better understand and overcome struggles with guilt, regret, and blame that often arise after the loss of a loved one. And bring you closer to love and forgiveness.

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2. Talking to Heaven

“We are all the same. God has not chosen one group above another.”

If you have a lot of questions about the afterlife, this book will give you the answers and change the way you perceive death and life. 

This book is a part spiritual memoir, part case study, and part instrumental guide. It begins with the author’s story of how he started becoming aware of his gifts and accepting them. It then goes on to explore his sessions with grieving people seeking to contact the spirits of loved ones.

This book also helps those who are grieving to come to terms with the death of their loved ones.

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3. Healing Grief

“Grieving for our loved ones is not an intellectual process. We have to learn to understand our own feelings and come to peace with the situation.”

If you are struggling with the loss of a loved one, this book will help you through your grief. 

In this book, the author shares his experiences and the experiences of others who have gone through the grieving process. He will also give you ways to observe your own grief and come out with a new perspective.

Comforting and insightful, this book also covers other forms of losses such as divorce and the loss of a pet.

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4. Adventures of the Soul

“The mystery of life doesn’t seem so mysterious if you venture inward and listen to your soul’s voice.”

Have you ever wondered where you come from, why you are here, and where you go after you die? 

This book gives you a glimpse of your journey as a soul through both the physical and spiritual dimensions. You will understand the difference between body, soul, and spirit. The author invites us to think of ourselves as a spirit that needs a body rather than a body with a soul.

This book is suitable for beginners who are new to this topic. But if you are dealing with grief and the loss of your loved ones, this book will also give you insight into death and the transition to the spiritual realm.

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5. The Power of Love

“Each one of us is made of the energy divine light that is pure infinite love. The biggest illusion we have is that we see ourselves being separate from one another.”

As per the author, love is who we are. All of us can access love’s energy. In this book, he shares how we can tap into this energy.

Divided into three parts, the first part is about loving ourselves and sharing our love with others. The second part is about using love to make decisions in our everyday life. The third part is about cultivating an atmosphere of love.

If you feel unloved or you experience unhappy situations in your life, reading this book will help you change your negative thoughts to loving thoughts.

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6. Wisdom from Your Spirit Guides

“From the moment we take our first breath, our unseen support team is always nearby to assist and take care of us. Even in the most desperate of moments, we are never alone.”

Whether you realize it or not, you’re in constant contact with your spirit guides. If you want to connect with your team of energetic beings, this book is for you.

In this book, the author shares the benefits of having a conscious relationship with your guides and how they offer you guidance, support, wisdom, and love.

You’ll also explore the different guides you can encounter over the course of your life, where they come from, and what they are here to do.

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7. Growing Up in Heaven

“I have found that many children who come back to the earth and live for only a short period of time are not only old souls, but also earth angels, here to spread their light to others.”

If you have endured the loss of a baby or a child, this comforting book is for you. It will help you find peace and make your grieving process easier.

Filled with beautiful and heartwarming stories about life, loss, and love, this book tells you what young children experience after passing. It helps you understand the eternal bond between the parent and the child and that death doesn’t separate us from our loved ones.

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8. Ghosts Among Us

“Spirits in the higher dimensions can visit others in the lower dimensions, but those in the lower dimensions cannot move to the higher dimensions until their souls are ready.”

If you are curious about ghosts and the afterlife, this book is for you. It has everything you always wanted to know about ghosts but were too afraid to ask.

In this book, the author wants to give you a new understanding and appreciation of the unseen forces. The book gives you insights and examples of how we share our space with ghosts. It shows you how they are very much part of our daily lives.

Read this book to change your perspective about ghosts.

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9. Heaven and Earth

“The truth is, everything you want to know is already inside you. You just haven’t remembered it.”

If you want to sharpen your sixth sense and contact “the other side”, read this book.

Through the author’s personal examples and exercises, he teaches you how to hone your psychic abilities and expand your own psychic awareness.

This book is also suitable for readers who are not familiar with the spiritual world. The author explains everything you need to know about the world of spirit in simple terms. So it’s clear and easy to follow for beginners or anyone who wants to get the big picture.

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10. Meditations with James Van Praagh​

“When we turn off the outer physical world and tune in to the silence of this inner beauty, we will find the peace that surpasses all understanding.”

If you are looking to connect with your inner self, this collection of meditations and affirmations is for you.

In this book, there are over forty meditations and each of them focuses on a specific issue. They will help you to gain wisdom and peace in your daily life and remove any obstacles that are blocking your spiritual journey.

The meditative processes used in this book are contemplative and prayerlike. They are suitable for those who love self-reflection.

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My Book About Loving the Body

Love Your Body by Yong Kang Chan

What is the role of the body in your spiritual path? If you want a spiritual perception of illness and death, this book is for you.

This book talks about the body from a spiritual perspective. Sometimes, we don’t recognize we use the body to satisfy our own egoic needs. For example, we overwork and burn ourselves out while neglecting the body. Or we improve our appearance for the sake of getting someone else to love us.

Loving your body is about the integration of the body, mind, and spirit. In this book, you will learn how to appreciate your body deeply from a place of pure love.

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Yong Kang

Yong Kang

Hey there, I’m Yong Kang, best known as Nerdy Creator. I’m an author of seven books. I write about spirituality, self-compassion, and mindfulness. I love reading books, especially non-fiction. The list above is a combination of what I have read and my research. Each year, I create a Top 10 list of my favorite books.