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Book Review: There's More to Life Than This

Author: Theresa Caputo
Published: 2013
Publisher: Atria Books
Number of Pages: 240
My Rating: 5

Summary from
Beloved medium Theresa Caputo, star of the hit television show Long Island Medium, opens the door to her world and invites you to experience her exceptional gift of communicating with those who’ve crossed over to the Other Side. The always funny, frank, and down-to-earth medium; whether she’s talking to her family, the local butcher, or the souls of those who’ve passed on; began communicating with Spirit at the age of four, but didn’t fully accept her gift until she was thirty-three years old. She had a good life as a busy wife and working mom, but also suffered from chronic anxiety that, as it turned out, came from ignoring her abilities. Once Theresa began channeling, she realized that she felt much better after delivering a message from Spirit and releasing that energy. Since then she’s used her extraordinary gift to help people heal from the loss of their loved ones.
There’s More to Life Than This lends insight on how Theresa’s mediumship works, what happens to your soul when you die, what Spirit says Heaven is like, what the deceased want you to know, the importance of living a positive life, and the many roles that your family, friends, angels, guides, souls of faith, and God play here and in the afterlife. It also explores how to safely connect with Spirit, so that you can recognize when your loved ones are reaching out.
Through Theresa’s personal story, compelling anecdotes, and fascinating client readings, she teaches us about how she communicates with Spirit and helps us to understand and appreciate the important lessons and touching messages that we’re meant to embrace every day.

This is a book that I’ve read multiple times since I got it, and have been wanting to review to each time. However, it’s also a book I’ve been slightly hesitant about reviewing because I didn’t want anyone to feel like I was pushing beliefs or religious views on them on a book blog. Finally, after my fourth time of re-reading it, I decided I simply HAD to share how I felt about this book, so, if you don’t feel like this is something you are intrigued by, don’t read this review :) 

When I first heard about The Long Island Medium, I was instantly skeptical about someone who could supposedly communicate with the dead. But having watched some of the episodes, there is no way you can’t believe what she is doing. After I found out she had written a book about her experiences and what she has learned, I knew that I needed to check it out. This book is completely Theresa 100%. You will feel like she is sitting in the room talking to you about these things and I guarantee you will read this book with her voice in your mind the entire time. A book with a Long Island accent? Love it! 

        In this, she answers questions such as when did she first realize she had this gift? How does she receive her messages?  How does she see and communicate with Spirit? What happens to us when we die? And are our loved ones who have crossed over still with us, just in a different way? She also addresses the questions of faith, stating that no matter what religion you belong to or what your beliefs are, we all go to the same place and meet with our Creator. She also talks about our soul's purpose and how we are here to learn certain lessons. If these lessons are not learned or we need to experience new ones, our soul will come back to Earth in a different body. This is interesting because Theresa is a known Catholic, and subjects such as reincarnation are a huge NO in the Catholic religion. It proved to me even more that she was credible as she had experienced things with Spirit and has embraced their message from the other side despite her own personal religious views.

            I love that Theresa’s main reason for using her gift is to help others heal and find happiness again, and she does such a great job doing this with people who are going through a very hard time in life. She points out that every one of us has a specific purpose and reason and that we are all here to help each other learn and grow. Her insight into all of this is fascinating and truly worth reading about and contemplating.

            Theresa’s book is not preachy at all and she is not trying to convert you or make you a believer. She is simply sharing her gift, her message, and her experiences with Spirit and life. Her book has intriguing questions, deep insights, and hilarious comments and revelations from the medium herself. I loved this book and whether you believe in mediums or not, I think it is definitely something you should check out and see what you think!

P.S. If you've read this one and want more, Theresa is releasing another book titled You Can't Make This Stuff Up! It comes out September 30th and you better believe I'll be checking that one out, too!

-Busy Brunette


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