Spirit – Andrew Feder



Paperback: 356 pages
Publisher: AuthorHouse (January 14, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1449023142
ISBN-13: 978-1449023140
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Randall Lender – Spiritual Icon
Sandy Petea – Public Defender
Johnny McKenzie – Murder Suspect
Rachel Lender – Teenage daughter of Randall Lender
Ali – Randall’s spiritual mentor
Dark Wizard – Evil cleric


Have you ever heard of Astral Projection?  Of course you have.  Some call it an out of body experience, and express seeing a tunnel of light.  Astral projection is the ability, some believe we possess, for our spirits to leave our bodies at will.  During this out of body phase, our spirits can go anywhere, without limits.  Past, future, or other planets.

Randall Lender has made a reputation for upsetting everyone.  Liberal, Conservative, Religious.  And now the “Church” wants to stop him.  He’s the main protaganist of the story, and knows how to astral project.  But the first time he tries it, things don’t go quite as expected.  He wakes up in the body of Johnny McKenzie, a mob hit man.  The problem is when he wakes up in Johnnie’s body, he’s covdered in blood, a disemboweled woman lies next to him, and the cops are knocking on his car door. 

Randall/Johnnie is assigned a public defender, Sandy Patea.  He must convince her he’s telling the truth, that he’s really Randall Lender, but will he be able to convince her?


First the bad (but not too bad), some of the dialogue in the beginning was a little strained, and weird.  There were also many grammatical errors, I thought, sprinkled throughout the book.  Most could have been typos.  After a while though, I didn’t pay too much attention to this.  There were some sections that I felt were unneccessary to the story, and couldn’t have been handled in a different manner.  For the good.  This was a really good story on spirituality.  I loved Randall’s views on “God”, love, and spirituality vs. organized religion.  One section goes over a previous speech of his, and reading that it was like “Hey, That’s how I feel about things”.  So it was a pretty accurate characterization for me. 

The characters were somewhat realistic, but started bordering on fantasy characters at one point.  Let’s just say some characters start recognizing their spiritual gifts and it’s manifested in unusual ways.

If you lean more towards the spiritual side of life, and don’t get offended by people speaking out against “religion” as an organization, then I think you’d enjoy this book.  It covers many concepts, such as Astral Projection, Deja’ Vu, Telekinesis, etc.  There is strong language and situations, so I’d recommend this for adults, or older teens.  But I didn’t see anything that would offend any religious group itself, just the idea of organized religion.  So check it out if you get the chance, and drop me a line and let me know what you thought.

*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to Rebecca at Cadence Marketing Group for a review copy of this book.  It in no way influenced my review.

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