One Man’s Strange Supernatural Life – a book review

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Welcome, I am so happy you are here today!  This is my second of six book reviews that I will be doing this year highlighting authors who live with chronic illness.  My first review can be seen here

I want to make a quick comment as to why I am doing these reviews.  Individuals who live with chronic illness not only struggle physically, mentally, and many also spiritually, but financially.  There is never enough money for all that is required: tests, medicine, supplements, and treatments, and finances add another burden onto an already stressful life.  It is my goal to showcase authors and to hopefully have others go out and purchase these books.

Ryan is a chronically ill warrior who blogs over at Ryan Callahan’s Blog and his book, One Man’s Very Strange Supernatural Life was purchased from Amazon with my own funds.

Upon receiving this book I noticed that is a great size to easily hold in your hand.  I was able to read the print size, and without pictures, there were no distractions from the text.  The cover of the book is pleasant to view with the colors and photo being easy on the eyes and calming.

Ryan’s book is a personal testimony on how and why he became a Christian.  I have to admit, I have read testimonies before and although many of them are profound and encouraging, a run-of-the-mill testimony is not what you will receive when you read Ryan’s book.  He has gone out on a limb and discusses experiences that many people could easily dismiss as crazy.  Ryan’s story drew me in within the first few pages and I did not put the book down until it ended.

His book is a quick and easy read as I was able to finish the story in under an hour and a half.  Ryan left me thinking about all he was willing to share in order to show others his truth.  For me, I was struck by his honesty.  It felt as if he was speaking directly to me and we were having a deep conversation about his faith.  For those of you who are not Christians, you will still find his faith journey compelling and interesting.  This book can purchased from Amazon and read free with KindleUnlimited.

I am also sending my copy of Ryan’s book to a lucky winner here in the United States.  To win this book, please leave a comment regarding your desire to win the book.  A winner will be chosen at random on 3/6/20 and will be shipped via USPS media mail.






~ wendi is the author of three books that can be viewed here.

54 thoughts on “One Man’s Strange Supernatural Life – a book review

  1. thank you for making the effort to support others who are struggling with chronic illness I find your positive approach to living with chronic illness to be inspiring. I know it is not easy and yet you keep trying to move forward and that takes great courage and fortitude.

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    • wow! thank you so very much for your kind and humbling words……it is a daily battle that is exhausting and overwhelming but there are so many of us that my desire is to help others who live this life too. thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment. 🙂


  2. Thank you for your kindness in reviewing and offering these books, Wendi! I also loved reading Ryan’s book. His testimony was such an encouragement to keep praying for those we care about. God will find such ways to draw hearts to Himself! Blessings to you this week, dear friend. xo

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  3. What a lovely review Wendi… And how well you describe Ryan’s journey and his well written book that was easy to read…
    Our spirituality is often a hard subject matter to write about.. And it takes great courage on the part of the author to write about their experiences when they are not always in the normal spectrum of everyday happenings..
    Many thanks for sharing this book Wendi…
    There are more things in heaven and Earth than any of us are aware of… And its wonderful when we witness amazing things..
    Love and Well wishes my friend..
    ❤ Hugs your way

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    • You are so right Sue! It is hard to describe our spiritual journey and I appreciate you comment about my review. It was difficult for me to do even a short overview of his book because it was so personal and unusual and I didn’t want to give anything away.
      There are so many things that take place in our lives that we cannot explain to others……I know I have had weird experiences, and to tell them would only open myself up to ridicule, and who needs more of that! 🙂
      Thank you for always having such a kind word to leave……..reading them always makes my day.

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  4. When we suffer from chronic conditions I think we are often given a special closeness to God and a deep understanding that there is more to life than it appears. Very generous of you to review these books. Thanks.

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  5. Thank you for sharing!!.. perhaps in the future you can one day let your fingers to the walking (typing) and heart do the talking and write a book about YOUR courageous, never surrender, efforts to deal with chronic illness and no doubt that book will serve as a inspiration to many others… “The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.” (Frederick Buechner )…. 🙂

    “When you are truly inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project… your mind transcends its limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world! Then those dormant forces, faculties and talents inside you become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” Patanjali “


    • wow! Thank you so very much Dutch for putting this idea in my head. I have to be honest, I am not sure if I have anything interesting to say…… many of you have lived way more interesting and inspirational lives than me! But I am humbled that you would write this, thank you so very much…. and the quotes you left, I LOVE THEM! 🙂


      • You are too hard on yourself!!.. as with all creatures, your life is unique and one of a kind and that makes it interesting, sort of like visiting a place one has never been before!… 🙂

        And the way you have faced each day with courage and determination while dealing with life’s challenges would be inspiration to anyone!!!.. 🙂

        “At the end of the day people may not remember what you said or did, but they will remember how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

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  6. I purchased Ryan’s book, and it was a blessing to hear his testimony of how God was so real in his life. The supernatural things he has been through will blow your mind! Awesome book! 👏🏼

    And Wendi, I finally bought your book, Frugal Seeds: 501 Ways to Make, Save, or Stretch a Dollar on Amazon for my Kindle app on my iPhone. I’m loving what I have read so far! Great tips! 🙂

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    • Oh Renee, thank you so very much for your kind words for both myself and Ryan. I agree, his book is quite powerful! God bless you for thinking of me too, I deeply appreciate it. 🙂


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