A Reluctant Spirit – A True Tale of God, Ghosts and a Skeptical Christian

A Reluctant Spirit
190 Pages
ISBN 978-0-9898722-0-1


In this true story, Kathy Berry joins a TV news crew and paranormal investigators as the team’s impartial observer. Their first stop: central Nevada’s fabled Goldfield Hotel in Goldfield, Nevada. This 12-hour, overnight odyssey in the long shuttered, four-story hotel pulverizes her beliefs that the paranormal is evil or figments of the weak-minded. It also threatens her fragile health as she struggles with constant pain and extraordinary weakness from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

In the Goldfield, eerie activity confronts her on every floor. Kathy hears, feels and sees spirits—and they aren’t what her pastor preached or Hollywood depicted. The group’s psychic tells her that Goldfield has opened Kathy’s third eye. Having an evangelical background, Kathy must face her years-long denial that she possesses a sensitive’s gifts and, therefore, may be bound for hell.

A Reluctant Spirit: A True Tale of God, Ghosts and a Skeptical Christian relates how this night wrenches her reality, impacts her health, and leads to her spiritual transformation. Kathy shares insights into the mysteries of life after death, why coincidences do not exist, and why we should heed our intuition. A Reluctant Spirit chronicles how Kathy reconciles her supernatural experiences with her Christianity and comes out stronger for it.

Kathleen Berry

About Kathleen Berry (Reno, Nevada Author)

Kathleen Berry

Kathleen Berry, manager of a community college’s Nevada Ghost and Paranormal Series, has worked with many of the West's best paranormal investigators and psychics. Stemming from her experiences, she published the spirituality memoir, "A Reluctant Spirit: A True Tale of God, Ghosts and a Skeptical Christian" and writes a regular blog at www.kathleenberry.com.

Her book has received accolades from Kirkus Reviews, calling it “intriguing” and “a gripping account.” The Reno News and Review named her Northern Nevada's Best Female Writer of 2014. In addition, she’s been a featured guest on Coast to Coast A.M. with George Noory, among other programs.

As a result of her paranormal experiences, Berry has discarded notions of a vengeful god and that death is the end. She believes everyone possesses intuitive abilities to help them on their unique spiritual journeys.