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Sometimes God is a Homeless Man: A True Story of Heaven & Healing, by Kymm Civetta (Kymm Civetta, San Diego, 2020, 193 pages).

Book Review by Dennis Moore

December 28, 2020 (San Diego) - Kymm Civetta, a resident of San Diego (Jamul), has written a thought provoking book that may very well challenge your beliefs and Christian faith; Sometimes God is a Homeless Man: A True Story of Heaven & Healing. Civetta, an ordained minister (Universal Life Church), singer and self-professed Christian “Clairvoyant,” chronicles her upbringing and transformation in this book.

Sometimes God is a Homeless Man, is a book about soul searching, as the author specifically states:  “Until finding Kevin’s book, I found myself in an ‘in between space’ as a ‘Clairvoyant’ but also a ‘Christian.’ Was there such a thing?” I find myself asking the same thing, and perhaps those reading this book may do so as well.

Civetta states in the introduction to her self-published book: “I have been a clairvoyant ‘sensitive’ seeing auras around people, hearing their thoughts telepathically, and having psychic abilities since I was a child in the 70’s. My parents chose not to hand down the traditional beliefs that they learned. Having been ‘burnt out on religion,’ they gave me the option to find God in my own way with spiritual talks of quantum physics, energy, light, and love. That said, it is curious that I would receive open and closed visions with figures in the Heavenly realm based in the Christian faith. You will read about my testimony of the immense love of Jesus, my overwhelmingly powerful encounter with Arch Angel Michael, the remarkable and awe-inspiring calling from Mother Mary, as well as loved ones in Heaven visiting me with a message for their friends and family that they left behind.”

In further regard to the author’s “Meeting Arch Angel Michael”, described in Chapter 5 of Sometimes God is a Homeless Man, she states: “And right there sitting on the marble step in front of the fireplace, was a very LARGE Angel. I knew instantaneously that it was Arch Angel Michael. ‘How did you know it was Archangel Michael exactly?’ You might ask. Well, at the time I had no idea how I knew. I had no prior formal knowledge of him. I was brought up with no religion, no church, no knowledge of heaven or heavenly figures, so how I knew exactly who he was, was a huge shock to me. But I knew without a doubt.”

Civetta further states in regard to her meeting Arch Angel Michael: “In this instantaneous download and encoded clairvoyant vision, I somehow knew his height. He was 7 foot 4, although he was seated. He had a bronze chest plate on, with ornate scrolling on it. He was without a doubt, the ultimate warrior of Heaven. His hair was long and golden with red copper tones in it. He was very Nordic looking and actually handsome, if this word can be applied to the angelic realm. He in fact was without a doubt Justice and Power in action and the ABSOLUTE Enemy of Fear as a warrior in service to Jesus.”

I find all this very curious, as in my initial phone interview with Civetta, and recounting the death of my mother some 12 years ago, the author tells me that she saw me mother in Heaven and went on to give or question me with the physical appearance of my mother. Admittedly, I was and still am a bit taken aback by that conversation with the author.

Having written reviews of Vincent Bugliosi’s Divinity of Doubt: The God Question, Shari Brown’s The 7 Commandments and Sam Warren’s The Bible Naked: The Greatest Fraud Ever Told, Kymm Civetta’s book raises a number of noteworthy questions and concerns.

In further regard to the aforementioned reviews of books of a religious nature, it is important to note that when I wrote the review of Shari Brown’s The 7 Commandments, I felt compelled to include a biblical reference from Deuteronomy 4:2, which states: “You shall not add to the word I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.” That is the approach that I am taking with my review of Sometimes God is a Homeless Man, as the author cites numerous scripture throughout her book.

Writing this review through the prism of my own Christian faith, and my other aforementioned book reviews, cautions me against the old adage of commenting on Politics and Religion, which comes into focus as the author writes about her  being asked to sing the National Anthem at Mar-a-Lago in the presence of President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. Civetta does mention in her book that she and her husband stay as neutral politically as possible.

Sometimes God is a Homeless Man, as initially mentioned, is thought provoking and food for thought. Whatever one’s position is on faith and religion, this book is bound to resonate with you, if only for the author’s professed position on being a “Clairvoyant” but also a “Christian.”

Dennis Moore has been the Associate Editor of the East County Magazine in San Diego as well as the book review editor of SDWriteway, an online newsletter that has partnered with the East County Magazine. He is also the former President of the Bethel A.M.E. Prison Ministry in San Diego. Mr. Moore can be contacted at or you can follow him on Twitter at: @DennisMoore8.


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reply to K. B. Schaller

Thank you K.B. for your comment on Dennis's review of my book Sometimes God is A Homeless Man: A True Story of Heaven and Healing. The title of my book reflects the first chapter in a true experience of a homeless man that I believe God "used and moved through," to give me a message about my having cancer, in which he could not possibly have known that I had. I am Christian, and have kept my gift quiet for a long time because I too have read the Bible and thought it possible these gifts were wrong or coming from a darker source. My first open vision was with Jesus, and there is no possible way that any other source could bring that much UNCONDITIONAL LOVE into my every molecule, my very breath...He gave me life, all of us life, and is the Light and Truth. Once in the presence of Jesus there would be no way to mistake Him or His Glory, His Light, and Unconditional Love. Even with the testimonies of Jesus, I learned to test the spirits, I do not have a "familiar spirit" as the Bible states, and have researched the ancient Hebrew for the words "psychic" and "medium" and found that the definition of these words that we use today are not used in Ancient Hebrew. Such verses condemning these gifts were added later and not in the KJV. I thank you for your comment because it helps to encourage me to define further my confidence in the gift that was given to me by My Father, and that I am in alignment with Joel 2:28. Blessings and great thanks, Kymm Civetta, Christian Clairvoyant, Author.

Sometimes God is a Homeless Man: A True Story of Heaven & Healin

The title of this book is quite interesting, and will probably draw readers to it especially since it also states that it is a true story of heaven and healing!! - the plot thickens ..."true story of heaven..." my imagination just can't stretch that far especially since I don't know of anyone who has been to heaven with the exception of Jesus but then again Kymm Civetta has described herself as clairvoyant - so it's high possible. I thought the visit by Arch Angel Michael and Ms. Civett's vivid description of him, particularly his height of 7' 4" in a sitting posture was difficult to visualize. I sense that reading this book will require one to focus, to ask questions, and to also have an open mind to grasp what the writer is relaying to her readers. Dennis, thanks as always for your selection. Submitted by Jacqueline Carr - Author/Poet

reply to Jacqueline and thank you!

Jacqueline! Thank you so much for your comment on my book Sometimes God is a Homeless Man: A True Story of Heaven and Healing! Thank you for expressing that the title is interesting, the title in fact reflects the first chapter as God uses a homeless man to give me a message about my having cancer in which he had no prior knowledge. To touch briefly on my visitation to Heaven, I explain in my book that when I was in a very deep moment of surrender and prayer, calling out to Jesus for help as I was experiencing inoperable cancer, I was temporarily transported to Heaven by my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I have had open visions with Jesus since I was in my early 20's and there is no way to describe HIS IMMENSE LOVE in early words, but I attempt to describe His Glory in my book that I hope you will read sometime. ArchAngel Michael's height was downloaded in a kind of telepathic communication and immediate knowing when he appeared to me, which is a fascinating chapter that I look forward to your feedback and hopeful enjoyment and inspiration. Thanks so much! Kymm Civetta

Sometimes God is a Homeless Man

Hello Dennis Moore. Thank you for sharing your insights re: author Kymm Civetta's title, "Sometimes God is a Homeless Man". Without any other information, the title would lead me to believe that the contents refer to our seeing each human being as God's creation and on equal basis in value to all humanity regardless of race, gender, economic or educational status. According to your book review however, the contents are a lot more personal than what the title informs. A professing Messianic Christian myself, I, like you, am careful about deciphering the meanings behind visions of heavenly beings such as Michael the Archangel's appearing to humans, for there are also visions from the dark realm sent to decieve even believers who profess the Christian faith.Therefore, I believe dreams and visions should be in keeping with what Scripture teaches. Acts 2:17, KJV states, "And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams." Matthew 24:24 KJV further states: "For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders that would deceive even the elect, if that were possible." So based on my understanding of Scripture and your review, Ms. Civett's title would not be one that would draw me into its contents.