I can't remember how I stumbled across this book (full title, "Divine Intervention: The Most Controversial True Story of Spiritual Contact and Enlightenment You Will Ever Read"), but I picked it up for a very good price at Amazon.com and I'm finding it to be a real page-turner. I started reading it last night and stopped only because it was time to go to bed.
The basic premise of this book is that the spirit of Diana, Princess of Wales, initiated after-death contact with a holistic health journalist whom she had previously met only casually. Ms. Courteney seems to have been specifically selected by Diana to tell her story. After experiencing a range of severe and seemingly physical trauma (which she calls a "spiritual crisis")--which, in retrospect, obviously mirror the injuries that Diana suffered in her fatal car accident--Ms. Courteney begins to receive direct-thought communications from "Diana."
In order to accept this story, the reader has to make a massive leap in belief: That Princess Diana would communicate in this way, and that Ms. Courteney is the chosen channel for it. However, I know that such things are possible, and for now, I haven't found any reason to disbelieve it.
I was drawn to this book because, in the fourteen years since Diana's death, I have always wondered what her last moments were like. And like the millions who were traumatized by her death, I left with more than the usual number of unanswered questions: there were too many loose threads left hanging. The worldwide trauma that resulted from her death suggests that there is more to the story than we consciously know, and certainly more than we were told. Will this book answer these questions? And more importantly, will it answer them credibly? I will let you know.
I generally don't pay much attention to mediumship accounts, mostly because there's no way to verify the information. And most of the public, televised, and book-publishing "mediums" (you know who they are) are probably bogus. But Ms. Courteney strikes me as different.... mostly because she does not strike me as being "that" sort of medium. She did not have a career as a medium, and although she is a writer, "Divine Intervention" reads like a publication sorely in need of an editor. It's well-written but unpolished; which, strangely enough, makes to story told more believable.