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Book Review – Let Your Spirit Guides Speak: A Simple Guide for a Life of Purpose, Abundance, and Joy by Debra Landwehr Engle 

Book Review

Let Your Spirit Guides Speak

A Simple Guide for a Life of Purpose, Abundance, and Joy

by Debra Landwehr Engle 

218 Pages



“‘Let Your Spirit Guides Speak’ is a book about what it means to live a life that’s divinely guided by direct experience with Spirit,” written by author Debra Landwehr Engle. In it, she shares what she’s “learned about developing a collaborative relationship with guidance and the practical steps you can take to deepen your connection to a conscious, co-creative conversation.”

Some people call these helpers spirit guides, others refer to them as angels, God, and light beings, in addition to entities with other names. Guides can take many forms, including a Native American grandmother, gender-neutral beings, angels, a totem animal, and entities with vibrations so high they have no defined shape or personality.

We each have one or more guides who have been with us since before we were born. They’re our team and they’re with us constantly,” Engle states. Most people are not taking advantage of this vast resource of spiritual help available, which is why she said she wrote the book.

Guides are messengers of the light and always represent love. Many have experienced lifetimes in physical bodies and know the challenges of being human. Engle encourages readers to build a relationship with guides as you would a grandparent or a former teacher, working with them to develop a method of communication and trust. She cautions that ego will try to sabotage you again and again to keep you from stepping into your authentic power.

Some people can see their guides, others hear them or communicate through automatic writing. “The communication can be as simple as a symbol in nature, repeated patterns of numbers, flickering lights, a particular odor or fragrance, or an affirmative tingle when you hear something that just feels right,” the book states.

Engle repeatedly stressed you are never alone, that you are never separate from a higher power and your guides are always with you. She gives examples from her own life and the lives of others, encouraging readers to take advantage of the support system spirit guides provide, making life easier and more enjoyable.

You just have to ask for help, and then listen. This book explains how easy it is to meet your guides, form a relationship, discern the voice of ego, and trust the information you receive. There is a chapter on how to incorporate working with guides throughout the day, with a list of helpful questions to ask. There is also a chapter on how to handle a spiritual blackout. Key lessons learned from her guides and tips for working with yours complete the book.

Let Your Spirit Guides Speak” won a silver Nautilus Award recognizing books that build a better world. Ninety-one percent of the forty-three people who left reviews on Amazon gave the book five out of five stars.

While at times material seemed a bit repetitive, I found this practical introduction to be exactly what I needed to rekindle communication with some of my guides.


About the Author Debra Landwehr Engle

Debra Landwehr Engle is the bestselling author of “The Only Little Prayer You Need: The Shortest Route to a Life of Joy, Abundance and Peace of Mind.” She also wrote “Grace from the Garden: Changing the World One Garden at a Time” and “Be the Light that You Are: Ten Simple Ways to Transform Your World With Love” that was released in 2019. Her first novel, “Twenty,” went on sale January 28, 2020. Engle teaches classes in “A Course in Miracles,” is on the faculty of the Omega Institute and conducts workshops worldwide. She also offers one-on-one and small-group sessions on creativity, writing, manuscript development and life skills. Learn more at


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About the Author:

Lynn Woike

All my life I have known magic was real. As a child, I played with the fae, established relationships with trees and “just knew things.” In my maiden years I discovered witchcraft and dabbled in the black-candles-and-cemeteries-at-midnight-on-a-fullmoon magick just enough to realize I did not understand its power. I went on to explore many practices including Zen, astrology, color therapy, native traditions, tarot, herbs, candle magic, gems, and, as I moved into my mother years, Buddhism, the Kabbalah and Reiki. The first man I dated after my divorce was a witch who reintroduced me to the Craft, this time by way of the Goddess. For 11 years I was in a coven, but with retirement, I have returned to an eclectic solitary practice. When accepting the mantle of crone, I pledged to serve and teach. This is what I do from my skoolie – a 30-year-old school bus converted into a tiny house on wheels that I am driving around the country, following 72-degree weather, emerging myself into nature, and sharing magic with those I meet. Find me at, Facebook and Instagram.