Shane Leslie's Ghost Book
Publisher: Tumblar House
Publication Date: August 9, 2017
The object of this book is to collect instances of ghosts, apparitions, and messages from the other twilight world which have come under Catholic cognizance or suggest Catholic interpretations.
This small collection is intended to illustrate occasions between the Catholic Church and the ghostly. They are not necessarily spiritual and even less spiritualistic. Religion colours most of these stories, but some merely have occurred to Catholics or in Catholic surroundings. Whatever prohibitions mark Catholic life, the faithful are not forbidden to see ghosts or to believe in them! Foreword by Charles A. Coulombe.
"Shane Leslie's Ghost Book provides what so many of us for so long have been looking for: a book of true ghost stories and supernatural experiences in accord with Catholic orthodoxy." - T.F. Sloan, CatholicReads.com
"This is a fantastic book to read... just don't read it at night!" - Christine Niles, Church Militant
Shane Leslie was a famous diplomat from Ireland, who was a convert from Protestantism to Catholicism in the same year as his friend, G. K. Chesteron. He was also Winston Churchill's First Cousin, their mothers having been sisters. Sir Shane was a scion of a family of the Anglo-Irish ascendancy, settled at Castle Leslie in County Monaghan since time out of mind. He has authored several books and essays including "The Legend of St. Patrick's Purgatory" and "Shane Leslie's Ghost Book."
My kids didn't want me to stop reading it to them. A great read especially during our month long novena for the Holy Souls in November. It captures the attention even of giggling cucks. +JMJ+
Motivates me to pray and try to avoid purgatory myself. This also provided me with the first Catholic perspective on ghosts I have ever heard. I actually used it to help "evangelize" a Protestant. (I don't recommend the book for those with severe anxiety and scrupulosity issues...but then again, those people can't read a large portion of books, so it should go without saying.)
Not for those devout Catholic who suffer much from anxiety. As for the rest, a stark reminder that the supernatural is real and that the holy souls need our help, and we need to become holy and earn those indulgences. Pray for the holy souls! Also, gives a good theological perspective on ghosts. Buy it this November!
I bought this book and got it just in time for the Halloween season and All Saints and All Souls Days. I found it a great time to reflect on the reality of the afterlife and how much we don't know, despite the claims of popular science. It stirred up thoughts of my own family stories concerning ghosts and the afterlife, making me want to ask my parents and grandparents more about them.
It's a great conservation starter filled with stories and personal accounts of the unexplained, and includes a brief history of the topic up to the time of it's publishing, of which I knew nothing! I also find it a great way to explore the topic of the afterlife from a Catholic's perspective, and not from an occult/pagan view, so prevalent in our culture today.
Do enjoy, you won't be disappointed if you have an inkling to explore the unknown!
It's interesting to see how in some of the ghost stories the various positions that ghosts have in relation to the sacraments. Some seek the sacraments out, while others are repulsed by them. Other than those stories, you also have scary ghost stories that are a mistake to read late at night. And after that, the final story is a fitting climax to the book. It is an epic tale that you will undoubtedly remember for the rest of your life.