To read the Creations Magazine review online
This book had to have been very difficult to write, my Son also left this plane by his own choice in August 2011. It continues to be a painful journey for me to come to grips with my only child hurting so badly he felt death was his only way out. It was a comfort to read the feelings and physical trauma such a death of a child causes from another parent's perspective. I cried several times while reading this book, both in hope that my Son is developing as Joshua is, and in relief that what I felt, and still feel today is normal, counselors say as much, but hearing it from another parent is different somehow. Thank you Ron, for having the courage to put your feelings and thoughts into writing and sharing Joshua with the rest of us, I know he must be even more proud to have you for his dad.
I came to this book with no particular belief in the efficacy of mediums or communication with the dead. But the sincerity and genuineness of Ron's story will convince almost anyone that there are possibilities even scientists and empiricists ought to consider. The book is beautifully written, a gripping, sometimes terrible, more often wonderful story that deals boldly with issues most people are afraid to face. The lessons it teaches about living positively, treasuring our loved ones, paying attention to the spiritual, and above all forgiving each other, all are powerfully presented. If you've ever lost a loved one, you will look upon that experience in a new and uplifting way after reading "Reconciled by the Light."
Diana Lawrence, Author
"Reconciled by the Light recounts the remarkable journey taken by the Pappalardo family after their teenage son Joshua commits suicide - from the predictable shock and grief, to a very unpredictable liberation and tremendous growth, and, yes, this includes Joshua himself. This book goes far beyond 'coping' with suicide and loss to a powerful reaffirmation of just who we truly are and why each of us is here."
~Rev. David Hose, author of Every Day God
"Reconciled by the Light should be required reading for every teenager,