By Mark Ellis
Don Reznicek felt compelled to take a hike on September 22, the autumnal equinox which marks the first day of fall. His inquisitive spiritual nature attaches significance to such dates, when he feels the “veil” between heaven and earth is at its thinnest.
While he shies away from the New Age label, his background combines Christian teachings, Eastern religions, and a current fascination with channeling angelic beings. “I want to find similarities in all the religious traditions,” Don explains. He is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, certified massage therapist, and qigong practitioner.
By Michael Ireland
Lillie Leonardi served for over 25 years as a law enforcement professional. During her tenure she was employed as a municipal police officer, a chief of police and as a member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Pittsburgh Division.
She recently completed a book detailing a deeply spiritual event that took place at the site on 9-11. Entitled ‘In The Shadow Of A Badge: A Spiritual Memoir,’ the book reflects her story about a visitation of angels during the first hours at the crash site.
By Mark Ellis
Bruce Van Natta
He was underneath a Peterbilt logging truck’s engine when the jack gave way, and 10,000 pounds crushed his body to within an inch of the cement floor. In his near-fatal experience he watched two angels tend to his body as he miraculously came back from the edge of death.
“I traveled around Wisconsin doing on-site repairs on diesel engines,” says Bruce Van Natta, 42. On a mild fall day, he had fixed the coolant leak on the mammoth logging truck, put his tools away and was ready to leave, when the truck’s driver asked him to look at one more thing.
By Mark Ellis
Emma and Caitlyn Sukut
Emma Sukut began to point at angels in her bedroom and talk about them to her parents at about 18-months-old.
“Every morning when I would get her up she would point up at the ceiling and say, ‘Look momma, there’s angels up there,’” says Caitlyn Sukut, her mother. More recently, she has spoken about “The Man” who appears with the angels.
Caitlyn was amazed one morning when Emma told her, “The man protects us and loves us. The man’s coming, momma. The man’s coming soon.”
By Dan Wooding
A recent Gallup poll revealed that 75 percent of Americans believe in angels. The 25 percent who remain skeptics may reconsider after reading “Where Angels Tread: Real Stories of Miracles and Angelic Intervention” (Andrews McMeel Publishing, $14.99, October 11, 2011).
Author Leslie Rule has written four previous titles based on supernatural themes, which have a combined net sales of over 150,000 copies.
To write “Where Angels Tread,” Leslie spent countless hours researching first-hand accounts. The result is a collection of over 100 cases of miraculous events and angel encounters that will offer hope to the hearts of readers who seek comfort in troubled times.
With a foreword by best-selling author Ann Rule, “Where Angels Tread” is divided by themes, including “Animal Miracles,” “Christmas Miracles,” and “Angels on the Road.” Rule also includes “In the News,” sidebar articles where actual news accounts of angels and miracles are highlighted.
By Mark Ellis
Emma at 15 months
She was bathed in prayer from the time she was in the womb. Her parents and both sets of grandparents are strong Christians. Still, when she began to point at angels and talk about them to her parents, they weren’t quite sure what to think.
It started about a year ago, when she first began to talk. “Every morning when I would get her up she would point up at the ceiling and say, ‘Look momma, there’s angels up there,’” says Caitlyn Sukut, her mother. “I thought, ‘How cute, how sweet.’” Emma seemed to be seeing things she could not see.
“Is she imaging something?” Caitlyn wondered. “It’s hard to know what a two and a half year old is talking about,” she admits. “I don’t know how much is in her imagination and how much she’s really seeing.”