The Reluctant Messenger Returns

An Unexpected Adventure into the Angelic Realm

Non-Fiction - New Age
242 Pages
Reviewed on 11/04/2020
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Author Biography

Candice Sanderson’s life changed in August 2013. During a ten-minute drive to work, she began receiving messages from the world of spirit. She transformed from psychologist to psychic, from skeptic to believer during that morning commute.

Sanderson’s training as a psychologist could not explain what happened, but her curiosity begged for answers. Message by message, she reluctantly followed these mystical breadcrumbs down a path which resulted in extraordinary adventure into the unknown.

Her international award-winning first book, The Reluctant Messenger, was published in June 2018. Sanderson describes herself as an ordinary person whose extraordinary adventures into the unknown changed her life. The book chronicles her expedition across a vast expanse of universal consciousness that led to new truths about life that she thought she had known so well.

Sanderson’s second book, The Reluctant Messenger Returns, was published in May 2020. This book describes her adventures into the angelic realm, including miracles, sacred geometry, surprising reasons behind the life review process, and face-to-face meetings with angels.

She has sold over 10,000 copies across the globe, and both books have reached the coveted #1 Best-Seller on Amazon. They are available in paperback, hardcover, e-book, and audiobook. Links to her YouTube channels and other social media platforms can be found on her website:

    Book Review

Reviewed by Joel R. Dennstedt for Readers' Favorite

The rewarding consequence of having read Candice M. Sanderson’s first installment of spiritual messages, The Reluctant Messenger, is the ability to appreciate the evolution of her (and the reader’s) understanding of the higher dimensional messages in her timely sequel, The Reluctant Messenger Returns. As if the revelations in the first volume had time to pervade and settle, thus allowing an expanded capacity for knowledge and guidance as more cogent information appeared. In a satisfying manner, Ms. Sanderson presents the material in a non-sequential but perfectly organized construct designed to mimic or reflect the actual manner in which Earth lessons are applied to spiritual growth. In so doing, she is not embarrassed to co-habit her explanations with both classically potent images (angels, religious figures, mythical entities) and modern scientific models (energetics, medical and psychological rationales.) This adds relevancy for the contemporary reader/student.

Perhaps the best example of Candice M. Sanderson’s escalating spiritual revelations in The Reluctant Messenger Returns, as if one is progressing from high school into college, is her deeper understanding of “The Life Review”, a process described in many books about the transition into death. While most have accepted the reality of this experience, Ms. Sanderson offers a more potent, cogent, and ultimately acceptable spiritual rationale for why it is necessary. It is not a judgment. It performs a vital, tangible operation required for further advancement on the non-physical plane. In the end, with the intelligence and diligence Ms. Sanderson brings to inviting, accepting, and sharing the messages she receives, her books are elevated to mandatory reading for spiritual matriculation.

Tommy Wong

The Reluctant Messenger Returns: An Unexpected Adventure into the Angelic Realm by Candice M. Sanderson is an unexpected spiritual book from a trained psychologist. Candice Sanderson was taught to only trust her physical senses. Yet in 2013, her life changed as she started to receive messages from spirits. Candice Sanderson published the messages in her first book The Reluctant Messenger - Tales from Beyond Belief in 2018. The Reluctant Messenger Returns is the second book in which Candice Sanderson chronicles the messages. Candice Sanderson wrote, “Many messages from both this and my first book become more relevant and significant when viewed through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

In The Reluctant Messenger Returns, there are many messages from the angels, which are presented in italics and sometimes with a date on top of a message. Candice Sanderson narrates the physical circumstances in which these messages are related. I like this presentation style as it is easy to link the angels’ messages with the physical circumstances. The messages are deep and profound and many are related to death, afterlife, and life review. There are 11 chapters and one bonus chapter at the end of The Reluctant Messenger Returns. The book is well organized and well written. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, The Reluctant Messenger Returns is uplifting and a good book to read. Candice Sanderson wrote, “COVID-19 is a wake-up call for humanity; it offers us a reset, a do-over. As our planet creeps toward a spiritual tipping point, opportunities arise for us to reinvent ourselves.” The Reluctant Messenger Returns is definitely recommended to those who are interested in discovering spiritual messages from the spirit world.

Deborah Lloyd

Candice M. Sanderson has written her second book detailing her spiritual journey. She is a recently retired school psychologist from Florida who shares her amazing story in the nonfictional work, The Reluctant Messenger Returns: An Unexpected Adventure into the Angelic Realm. She started to receive messages and visions from the angels after a miraculous physical healing. Being a person who liked to journal, she was able to connect these new messages with writings she had done years earlier. One example of this was an unforgettable encounter she had with two men in the hospital while her husband was in the ICU. Her curious nature led her to do research on the messages and visions, confirming their meanings. Some topics in this book include the spiritual transition team that meets the dying, earth fairies, the Seraphim angels, and sacred geometry.

While this book details one woman’s journey, there are many lessons for all people who seek spiritual growth and healing. Her openness and her quest to understand the beings, images, and symbols she experienced guided her into unforeseen growth. The organized way she presents the information develops an easy-to-read flow as she connects past writings with recent experiences. Additionally, she writes in an understandable, down-to-earth manner, engaging the reader from the first page to the last. Also included are messages of hope during these challenging times. The personal chronicle, The Reluctant Messenger Returns: An Unexpected Adventure into the Angelic Realm, penned by Candice M. Sanderson, is a fascinating, insightful read. It is a book to be read several times to capture all the knowledge within it!