Conversations with Jerry - self acceptance, life after death, and healing

About the Book

In this remarkable collection of interviews with seven people who've died, Irene Kendig, with the help of a gifted medium, explores what happens when we transition from physical to non-physical life. Each of the seven dialogues begins with the same question: "What did you experience when you released your last breath on earth?"

This book is for anyone who has ever wondered whether there is a Heaven or a Hell, a Judgment Day, or a reunion with loved ones. It will inspire and illuminate your heart and mind whether you believe in an afterlife or not. These dialogues explore life from a spiritual perspective and address the fundamental philosophical questions we all have about life, which elevates consciousness and empowers you to make choices in alignment with your soul's purpose.  

The responses offered by Ms. Kendig's loved ones not only diminish fear of dying, they provide solace and strength for those who grieve, and inspire all to live courageously, joyfully, and respectfully . . . now.

If you are hungry for spiritual truth and meaning, this book is a banquet of knowledge, wisdom—
and peace of mind.


"This remarkable book by Irene Kendig offers deep comfort and gentle peace to anyone grieving the death of a loved one."
-Neale Donald Walsch
N.Y. Times Bestselling Author of Conversations with God


"Irene Kendig has written a very important book. Many of our beliefs about death are based on superstition and myth; the truth is so much more empowering. You will be intrigued by both her questions and her ability to state the answers in such a way that we can all live better lives while we're 'alive.'"
-Mary Morrissey    

Founder of Life Mastery Institute                                                                                             


"I have communicated with the deceased, had messages from them through mediums, had a near death experience and a past life experience. This book speaks truth. Consciousness is immortal and distinct from the body."

-Bernie Siegel, M.D.
New York Times Bestselling Author of 365 Prescriptions For The Soul 


"This wonderful book, filled with love and wisdom, provides many answers about our 'deceased' loved ones. Highly recommended."

-Robert Schwartz
 Author of Your Soul's Plan


This amazing book of conversations with people from the 'other side' will be intriguing to skeptics, fascinating to the curious, and enthralling to believers in reincarnation and past life regression. Irene Kendig asks all the right questions, and gets answers that can help us all live better on 'this side.'"

-Jim Barnes, Editor  

Independent Publisher Online                                                                                      


"This simply delightful book is chock full of wisdom and healing. Irene has a gift of presenting complex spiritual concepts in a very easy to understand, common sense, and fun way. This is one of those rare books that is hard to stop reading. Highly recommended!"

-David H. Paul, M.D., Ph.D. 

Co-director, Freedom to Choose Foundation


"This 'Work of Love' is a fascinating and intriguing read full of surprises, infinite possibilities, and assurances that there is indeed life after death. Irene permeates the conversations with her insights and learnings, enabling readers to experience the dialogues from their own level of Consciousness and Light. It is a privilege to offer words of support for this enchanting book."

-Sister Judian Breitenbach      

PHJC (Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ)
Namaste Center for Holistic Health and Education                                                                            


“I fully intend to use this life-affirming book to facilitate my grieving and dying clients in opening up to new ways of thinking. This is a delightful guide to our inner Spirit that diminishes death anxiety. Everything is in order and everything is for the greater good. No conflict of interest for Christians, Buddhists, or Jews. This book will be a great contribution to so many!"

-Peg Armstrong, M.A., LPC Psychotherapist
How to Be with Someone Who is Dying DVD               


"Powerful, courageous and enlightening, Conversations with Jerry and Other People I Thought Were Dead restores our conscious awareness to the continuity of life and our eternal nature as unconditional love. Irene opens our hearts and minds to a deeper understanding of the journey of our soul."

-Harold W. Becker      

Founder of The Love Foundation                                                                                               


“I was uplifted by the wisdom and compassion of these dialogues. The perspective offered from the ‘other side’ does much more than clarify what dying and the afterlife are about. These dialogues address the fundamental philosophical questions of life in a very clear and loving way. Irene Kendig gently but consistently shows the reader how life always invites us to take responsibility and let go of judgment. I am grateful for this book."

-Pamela Kribbe      

Author of The Jeshua Channelings                                                                                                 


"As I read Conversations with Jerry and Other People I Thought Were Dead, I began marking important passages and keeping a record of the pages. Then I began underlining passages of exceptional clarity. I soon realized I was marking nearly every page because nearly every page provided new and clear understandings. I have been studying near-death experiences for fifteen years and gaining bits of information about life beyond the physical. Each NDE is like a thread. Then I read Jerry's descriptions of life beyond and I saw the tapestry. That's the real significance for me.  I feel like a study of NDE is unnecessary any longer because I have the whole picture." 

-Chaplain Dick Dinges        

Fellowship of the Inner Light, Virginia Beach, VA                                                                                


"We all learn by association in our early developmental years. As such, the experience we call death becomes misperceived as negative once we have unconsciously associated it with fear, pain and/or suffering. As I opened my mind and sincerely contemplated the possibilities that Irene has so lucidly communicated in this book, my heart expanded, my fears ceased to exist, and I appropriately re-associated hope with the birth we've named death."

-Rhonda Christensen
Founder of The Liberator Method


"Author Irene Kendig strikes gold while digging for answers about life from those who have lived, died, and are now 'living on.' It is impossible not to learn something about life from this book. Some of the revelations are startling, some are simple, some are complex, some are transforming, and some are comforting, while others are controversial and difficult to fathom. Almost every page of this book has decidedly profound insights to offer. Kendig's interviewing skills are incredible. Her questions are direct and weighty. Her writing is concise and cohesive. The book not only presents the reader with specific details about our transformation in death, it is also brimming with suggestions that can transform us into happier, more loving and forgiving people in life."
-Claudia Pemberton
 US Review of Books


"This is a book rich in thought and wisdom that makes the concept of dying not only a process to not fear, but one to anticipate." (5 star Amazon rating)

-Grady Harp
 Top 10 Amazon Reviewer


"This amazing book of conversations with people from the 'other side' will be intriguing to skeptics, fascinating to the curious, and enthralling to believers in reincarnation and past life regression. Irene Kendig asks all the right questions, and gets answers that can help us all live better on 'this side.'"

-Jim Barnes, Editor
 Independent Publisher Online


"Thank you, Irene, for helping us look at life and death in new and rejuvenating ways. And thank you for showing us concrete ways to tune into forgiveness and joy in our lives."

-Maria Hoaglund


"A 352-page compendium that includes an informative introduction, a 'Notes to the Readers' section, and an Epilogue, Conversations With Jerry And Other People I Thought Were Dead features extended 'conversations' that touch upon a wide range of issues and questions. Of special note for students of metaphysics is what happens to human beings when transitioning from a physical to the non-physical life. Offering a wealth of spiritual wisdom, insights, and perspectives, Conversations With Jerry And Other People I Thought Were Dead is a fascinating and informative read which is strongly recommended for both personal and community library collections."

-Jim Cox
 Midwest Book Review


“What does it feel like to take one’s last breath as a living person and one’s first in the world of spirit? Author Irene Kendig asks the ‘deceased’ this and other thought-provoking questions in her book, Conversations with Jerry and Other People I Thought Were Dead. The answers she receives through gifted medium Jana Anna will surprise, delight, and comfort readers.

-ForeWord Reviews

Conversations with Jerry and Other People I Thought Were Dead speaks to our fascination of the 'afterlife' and perhaps our hopefulness that, although we may lose our physical bodies, our essence lives on: that we really are spiritual beings (a.k.a. energetic beings) having a physical experience. The author has, through a medium, engaged in ongoing dialogues with seven people she has known and who have transitioned—or refocused—as Jerry describes the process. She begins with the same question for each: 'What did you experience when you released your last breath on earth . . . ?' 


Truly a dialogue, the ensuing conversations follow an organic path of questions and responses that illuminate the experience not only of death and afterlife, but also of being alive. And although very different people, each offers essentially the same message to those of us reading this book: live life fully, with great love and compassion. Do whatever you can to let go of fears and ways of being small, especially those that create behavior or thoughts of separateness. Let go of judgment about yourself or others, for this is the breeding ground for a false sense of separation; we’re all family in spirit. When we release our physical bodies, we come home.

For me, reading this book was a homecoming—a reminder and confirmation of what I know and feel in my heart and soul to be true about the human experience of life, death, and afterlife. And for skeptics I offer this: if it isn’t 'true' that our essence lives on, if my felt-sense of human spirituality is simply a product of persuasion and hopefulness, and life actually 'ends' when we die, then I’m still a better person for living my life as if love and compassion is what matters most. 

Conversations . . . ‘ affirms the most ancient and elemental of spiritual truths that anyone can benefit from now, regardless of what beliefs they may hold dear about life after death. It is an inspiring reminder to live life joyfully. This page-turner will warm your heart and stimulate your mind; both personal and metaphysical, each conversation will turn your thoughts simultaneously outward and inward. Fair warning: you may have a hard time putting it down!”

-Julie Clayton
  New Consciousness Review


"By turns intensely personal and grandly philosophical, Kendig's renderings of her sessions with Anna are a joy to read.” 

-J. Blackmore
 Allbooks Reviews


"What you take away from this book isn’t so much the great and grand knowledge of what the afterlife will be like, but the great and grand knowledge of what our lives can be like while we are still living them."

-Michelle Taylor
 BellaOnline Spirituality Editor

"Conversations with Jerry and Other People I Thought Were Dead is a well-written, thought-provoking book. Even though the material is somewhat complex, it was very easy to follow and I never felt confused. In fact, I never felt the need to put the book down and contemplate the material; I just wanted to continue reading and get as much information as possible. And now that I'm done, I can't stop thinking about it! My father passed away a few years ago and I've had a hard time dealing with his death. I now have a completely different thought process, and although I deeply miss my father, Ms. Kendig helped me to think of his death in a special way. The book also made me think of my own life and how I want to live it much differently. I truly enjoyed the book and will be buying copies for my family as we learn to cope with my father's death. Thank You!"

-Judge's Commentary

18th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards

"This book brought a level of comfort that I didn't know I even needed."
-Deanna Joseph
 BellaOnline Inspiration Editor

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Winner of 7 National Awards!


USA Book News Best Book Award:

Winner, Death & Dying

Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award:

Highest Scoring Book

by a Debut Author

Independent Publisher Award:

Silver Medal Winner (IPPY),

Death & Dying

National Indie Excellence Award

Finalist, Death & Dying

International Book Awards:

Winner, Death & Dying

Global eBook Awards:

Winner, Death & Dying

National Indie Excellence Award

Finalist, New Age Non-Fiction

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