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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Tarcher; Original edition (June 25, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585427047
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585427048
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,742 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


"A classic . . . deserves every accolade. . . . A must-read for those interested in our sojourns in the afterlife."
—Prediction magazine
"Never have we read such a spontaneous, simple, direct, happy and instructive series of scripts from 'the other side.'" 
—The Science of Thought Review
"A glass of spiritual champagne" 
—Churches Fellowship News
"If you've never read anything that described existence on the other side of life, I think you couldn't start with a better book"
—Pat Chalfant, Past Life Times

From the Publisher

Charles William Daniel (1871-1955) was a maverick free-thinker whose tiny publishing house had august links with many of the most influential thinkers and movements of the 20th century. To wit, copies of Daniel's books could be found in the library at Ghandi's ashram. This spirit lived on after his death, and the company maintained its niche by publishing definitive texts on a variety of spiritual and esoteric subjects. Many of these titles, notably those on Aromatherapy and Bach Flower remedies, have become standard works on the subject. When the C.W. Daniel list went looking for a new home, the Vermilion and Rider imprints were the natural place for this wonderful collection of authors. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This book is very good and informational.
Leisha Olesch
Frances Banks testimony of light gives to us a gift of wonderful expectations beyond our present life here on earth.
Jackie M. Sthilaire
I read this book and immediately bought nine more for friends and family.
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118 of 119 people found the following review helpful By Launa Huffines on August 7, 1998
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It is so rare to discover a book that awakens profound truths within one's own heart. Testimony of Light is a powerful candid view of life after death as experienced by Sister Frances Mary and sent to Helen Greaves through mental telepathy. The communion between these two women (who were close friends before Frances Banks died) was achieved as a natural outpouring of their mental telepathic skills which were developed over the years of their friendship.

Even though Sister Frances was a sister in the Anglican Church for 25 years, her experiences after death reach beyond the dogma of any religion, and embrace the universal. With vivid descriptions of her experiences, Frances Banks shares story after story in the half-way house as she assists newly arrived souls to adjust to life free from the restrictions and distractions of living in a physical body.

As I read, I felt that I was in touch with a rare soul who had vision, deep understanding of a spiritual life, and an adventurous spirit. Frances Bank's humility revealed her depth of understanding as she embraced every opportunity to lift and aid others.

Many people come to me after the death of a loved one, and I always recommend this book, regardless of their religious or non-religious beliefs. I frequently give copies of this book to friends experiencing the loss of a loved one. Without exception each has called to say that reading this book lifted the fog of fears and illusions that had surrounded them. They emphasize that their whole view of life and death had shifted from grief to positive expectations. They awakened to the many opportunities to love that each of us has in our lives right here on this side of the veil and on the other side.
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57 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Drafer on February 13, 2006
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This is the most plausible, most interesting, and most inspiring afterlife account I've ever read, and I've read a bunch of them. A fine intelligence is at the helm throughout. One of the book's special assets is the many descriptions of people she meets over there, some of whom live in the "shadows"--or what we might call hell. Hope is held out for everyone, but cheap grace is not to be found: your experience over there is calibrated to your moral and spiritual maturity in this world. The book is a riveting appeal to live life wisely before death. You will want to after reading this very remarkable book.

Is it really what it claims to be--an account from someone living Over There? In my view it's too full of surprises to be fiction. It has none of the predictability of Sylvia Browne's easy reads. Even if it is fiction, it's fiction so full of insight that it's well worth reading in its own right.

I'm a college professor, by the way, and it is the crown jewel of my death course. Religious fundamentalists and diehard atheists often detest the book. Most people in between love it. That in itself is a great advertisement.
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69 of 71 people found the following review helpful By Charles J. Naegele on December 27, 1999
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A wonderful and spiritually uplifting book that powerfully conveys as truth--that life-after-death time is spent teaching others to receive more Light (Spiritual Light) and being taught by even Higher Light Beings to receive more Light. The book is a telepathic after-death transmission from an ex-Anglican nun who lived in South Africa to her living friend. Highlights: Heaven is not a Welfare State. The reward for a job well done is... more work. A garden of Light refreshes one, when needed. A web of light protection is needed when teaching certain people with lots of negativity. Additional protection in the form of a Higher Being of Light is needed when visiting super-negative people. The type of work that one does on earth is often continued beyond death. Reincarnation is a possibility for some. We are all part of and responsible for a group of people and their spiritual progress. After death, one is handed two blueprints: what your life could have been and what your life was. Some people go into shock for 20 years after seeing the difference in the two blueprints. Reading this book has changed my life by giving me clearer thoughts and language to express spiritual thoughts to others. This book reminded me of the C.S. Lewis book, The Great Divorce, another great description of Heaven and the Hell that people make for themselves. I wish you lots of Spiritual Light when reading and sharing this book.
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71 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Guided Seeker on March 8, 2006
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First, let me say that this book was beyond revelation for me personally. The validation I received from this book propelled me into delving deeper into my own psychic development. I have given countless copies to others I have encountered along my spiritual path - some get it, some don't. That's alright, as Frances explains in her book, we are all of us on an individual level of learning.

So now, after reading the reviews here, I want anyone who is reading this to realize that if a review seems negative, it's probably coming from someone who is not yet ready to receive the messages contained in this book. I would not recommend this book to a novice unless they had a sincere and deep desire for spiritual enlightenment.

I would also like to correct one reviewers comment. This book was NOT written in collaboration with two nuns. Helen Greaves was not ever a nun - also, Frances Banks was a nun for only 25 years of her 72 on this earth. Helen and Frances met through an organization called "Churches Fellowship for Psychical Study" in England. They shared a mutual interest in psychic phenomenon, specifically ESP.

Another false statement made by another reviewer was that this book was a Christian "spam" campaign or other. You will not read anything about an existence of a "devil" nor of a "firey hell" as someone claimed the book speaks of. This is an untruth.

What you will find as another reviewer so eloquently held, a "human" account of a very human experience. True, the book is only circumstantial evidence of life after death. I submit to you that whether you believe in God or not, he/she/it does exist. Whether you believe it or not, there is an afterlife. I found Ms.
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