Dubois, a famous medium (the lead character in the TV show Medium is based on her), assures readers in the introduction to her second book that "there is a heaven, a flawless place where we exist after we die." The details that follow take up only one paragraph, but they constitute a rare occurrence in this book: specific information. For most of the volume, DuBois shirks the kind of careful recording of facts that would go a long way toward convincing skeptics of her talent for bridging the gap between the living and the dead. Full names, dates, and details are all missing in this work, loosely organized around a collection of conversations DuBois has had with the departed relatives of her clients (the consistently positive recollections of her clients are also included). However, their voice and DuBois' are strangely homogenous, revealing little about anyone involved. DuBois tends to repeat the same insights instead of providing specifics to build her case. While her advice to mourners could be useful and lead to genuine healing, there is not much more insight here than in any other well-meaning person's meditation on life and death.
This book was far better organized than her first book and equally as interesting. Dubois did an excellent job this time of very clearly communicating some very poignant and insightful things that she had learned from some of her readings. I especially like that she included different perspectives from her family as well as those that she performed readings on.
interesting - I've enjoyed the TV show & this serves as the background
I loved this book! I love the author! She is such a sincere and loving spirit. It's such a quick read it left me wishing she would write another book quick!
If you have ever wondered what happens when we lose a loved one and whether or not they are around us...this is a great book for you.
This book helps us to understand how death is only a seperation of the soul from the physical body but the soul lives on. It's so comforting especially when you have lost loved ones.
Allison is a phenomenal medium with a wonderful gift and she uses it for the good.
This book is very comforting for any that read it. Ms. DuBois assures the reader that our departed friends and family are in a much better place and that we should not fear ever believing that we have ever lost any them. I would suggest this book to everyone-especially if you have recently lost anyone close.
I have read books by many different famous mediums. Allison is unique amongst them. Her style is very down to earth, if it's possible to say that about someone who "see's dead people" lol But really, she is compassionate, honest, kind, intelligent, and she tells it like it is. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in mediums and the afterlife. In this book she also talks about how important it is to live your life the best way you know how and not to dwell on your sadness over losing loved ones.
In discussing communicating with our loved ones on the other side, she recommends that we just speak to them as though they were right there, because even though most of us can not hear or see them, they are here and can see and hear us. I give this book a five star rating.
I thought this book was very enlightening.
Not exactly what I thought it would be, but mildly interesting.
If you're a fan of the show Medium, you'll probably enjoy this book. The writers of the show really capture the personalities of the DuBois family.
I enjoyed reading this book and the different stories of people who have had readings with Allison. Open this book with an open mind. I did, and I really enjoyed it.
Interesting look into Allison DuBois' life. Several cases are discussed, as is the testing she and other mediums participated in.
The book is probably 90% stories of readings that Mrs. DuBois has done. The readings are written from her point of view and then includes the point of view of the person she was reading. The book acts as "proof" that Mrs. DuBois is speaking to the dead. The readings were mildly interesting. There was one chapter just about the show Medium and how much of it is true to her life. The end includes more specific information such as the topic of where suicides go and a conversation she had with a Medium Catholic Priest. I found those sections at the end to be the most interesting and would have liked to seen more of that in the book. I was hoping this book would be informative but it was mostly Mrs. DuBois trying to prove herself. The book did give me enough hope to keep searching for the answers I need.