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We Are Their Heaven: Why the Dead Never Leave Us

3.83  ·  Rating Details  ·  780 Ratings  ·  100 Reviews
What happens to our loved ones when they die? Is there a heaven?
Is there a true connection and communication between the living and the dead?

With the success of the television series Medium and her first book, Don't Kiss Them Good-bye, millions of people have embraced Allison, her story, and her remarkable gift. The idea for We Are Their Heaven was born out of the piec
ebook, 240 pages
Published May 9th 2006 by Touchstone (first published 2006)
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Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
This book was very interesting. I do believe people out there in this world have a special gift. As a fan of the show Medium I gobbled this book up. Loved how she covered the part about suicides and how people who commit suicide do not go to hell, they are accepted in heaven for they were not in their right minds when they chose that certain act upon themselves. I really liked reading that. Fast read.
Genesa Richards-Wiech
I'm a military widow, but I lost my husband to suicide, 2 weeks after returning home from Iraq.
This book didn't cover military deaths BUT it did cover suicide and accidents. My best friend lost her husband to drowning, 2 days after returning home from Iraq.
So long story short, this book brought ALOT of closure to our lives. It's an amazing read!
Mar 18, 2012 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to give this book 5 stars because the main message of the story is so beautiful (and true) that it warrants praise. But, the editors of this book sadly did a horrible job, and thus I felt that many concepts within were not clear due to poor editing. Mrs. DuBois is a medium after all, not a writer.

With regards to the many concepts and ideas brought forth in this book, I loved savoring every page. As a person who has lost someone immediately close to me, I found this book to be soothing,
Maureen Sharon
Oct 23, 2011 Maureen Sharon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I purchased this book randomly and it sat on my nightstand for months. My father passed away rather suddenly and there it say waiting for me to pick it up. This book provided me with comfort that little else could provide. It put forth scientific proof of Allison DuBois's gift and confirmed many things I had hoped about life after death. I feel she presents her case well and avoids sensationalizing her gift, but instead attempts to ease the minds of grieving survivors and ignites some hope. I wo ...more
Feb 06, 2014 Carrie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: what-the-frack
I have wanted to read this book for years, and was so disappointed. It is a collection of garbled memoir rap thrown in a wordy bowl of meaningless terms. I honestly can't even read it, it is such poor writing and organization. It might as well be Dutch! What a waste of $9!!!!
Betty Silvia
I was drawn to this book because of my friend, who is a fan of the T.V. show Medium. The premise is interesting, but the book did not grab my attention. I have difficulty believing this supernatural talent of hers. If she is truly helping people of criminal and traumatic loss - well, more power to her.

While I have experienced death of loved ones, I feel like my relationship with them is personal, and I would not welcome her interpretations. Somehow, the expression from the Wicked Witch of the We
Teresa Jackson
Sometimes I'm inspired by the story in a fictional book and by one or more of the book's characters, or by the story of a "real" person and how that person met certain challenges in life. Sometimes I'm inspired by the beauty of language, as in a poem, or by certain skills of the author or an author's writing style. And, sometimes I'm inspired by a philosophical viewpoint in a book and by the author's ability to express it in words. But, We Are Their Heaven personally and spiritually inspired m ...more
Oct 15, 2008 Tamra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes mediums or who has lost a loved one
I'm still in the middle of the book, which means I'm reading it really, really slowly. It's a very fast read.

I take some days off from reading it, even though I LOVE it. One reason for that: I cry like a baby when I read it! I already knew there's an afterlife and that the dead can communicate to us. So as I'm reading it and getting people's stories about how their loved ones passed away and how they're still communicating with them now, I bawl! I think what Allison has put together is a GREAT t
May 23, 2008 Kareena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Surprisingly very interesting to listen to (Book on tape) and overall very touching.

I enjoyed it and will most likely try to listen to her other stuff as well.

Apparently the tv show "Medium" is based on the life of Allison DuBois who is a real life medium who can speak to deceased souls , have premonitions, have visions of what happened and all the psychic stuff. She really helps the police in murder investigations but the show is based on her life, but of course the show is a tv show and they
Jan 28, 2016 Susan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
Read this not for the quality of writing - but for the insights Allison brings to the table. Her advice: conduct your life as if your dearly departed are watching, because they are. They delight when you remember them and want the best for you. Hard to swallow the simplicity of her explanation that the dead communicate with us by playing their favorite song or making the lights turn on and off and also do not connect with the notion that numerology has a significant impact on our lives. However, ...more
May 16, 2014 Erin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I get much more out of a book like this than I ever would in a church. It's normal to question what our true purpose in life really is. Why are we here? Who are we REALLY, when stripped of our occupational and other earthly identities? This book doesn't even attempt to answer this, but it brings a comfort that our individual purposes are not random and that we transition to a different dimension when we "die".

I also appreciate the author's attempt to corroborate her gift by including examples o
May 23, 2010 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book about Allison DuBois, the woman who is played by Patricia Arquette on the tv show "Medium." She is a real life person who has an incredible ability to bring messages from other realms to people who have suffered a loss. She knows information only the parent or family would know and there is account after account detailing this how she went through rigorous testing with various universities arranging to have her do readings on a person and her accuracy was astounding everytim ...more
Jul 18, 2009 Alanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got this book for a cousin who recently lost her husband to colon cancer, and ended up reading it before giving it to her. It is a great book and gave me added perspective as to what is happening "on the other side". One of my favorite parts is "living well is partially about perspective, and then action. If you have a moment of inspiration about how you might improve the quality of another person's life and don't act on it, then you've really done nothing with that inspiring idea. So know you ...more
Steph Hundt
This was a really cool book because I always really enjoyed the tv show Medium. It was neat to read a book by the actual Allison DuBois. I firmly believe that this woman has a gift for communicating with the dead. Her talents have been scientifically verified in many studies.
The layout of this book was interesting because the subject who was read gave their interpretations of the experience and then Allison explained how the deceased came through to her and what she perceived.
I was really tou
Oct 03, 2008 Erin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was interested to read this book because I've seen "Medium," the TV show based on Allison DuBois's life. The book was a bit disappointing because she's definitely not a metaphysicist. She talks in straightforward, lay language about her gifts and experiences she's had with clients. There's no analysis of her gifts, or an attempt to fit them into a larger picture. That's fine - it would be like asking a great painter or musician exactly how they do their craft. Much of it is intuitive and can't ...more
Mar 26, 2014 Rgarbe915 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book confirms many things I've felt after losing precious souls I'm very close to. It brings hope & enlightenment along with comfort in knowing that the spiritual world stays connected.
Sheila Alexander
Feb 13, 2015 Sheila Alexander rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There was a lot of inspirational information that I feel would be very helpful to someone who has lost a loved one, especially to suicide.
Jun 04, 2012 Cynthia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked this book up at the local library. I was just starting the process of divorcing my spouse, and about to embark on returning to college to study Holistic Therapies. I knew nothing about the TV show Medium which would soon be a personal favourite!

In this book, Allison bravely opens her world, that is what it is like to see spirit as clearly as she does! She shares revelations about life beyond our 'normal', conditioned perspective. She also discusses a little bit about the television show
Jan 27, 2008 Kori rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book! For those of you who watch the NBC series 'Medium', this book gives great insight of how Mrs. DuBois's gift works to a greater extent.

This is not a book for the skeptics. I admit that this is a touchy subject, but truly believe that there is life beyond what we know and to read this book is - to me - like listening to and even witnessing the situations outlined.

This book is easy to follow, entertaining, and enlightening. It is a great read for those who simply want enterta
Jan 19, 2016 Stacy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It had a bit of an akward beginning and ending, but the content in the middle was well worth reading.
Mar 18, 2010 Kristina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biography
I really enjoy reading what Allison has to say. She's the first medium I've really believed in. I don't necessarily believe it but let's just say she's the first that I look at and don't think fraud. I think it's my love for Patricia Arquette! However this book had a good setup; Allison introduces a client and a little background, the client tells us in their own words how they found Allison and what family members she brought through, and then Allison finishes by telling us who came through and ...more
Tracy Jasperson
Apr 26, 2010 Tracy Jasperson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: I lent it to my sister, but she didn't read it
First off, I love the show Medium based on Alison and her experiences. I am not sure if I am a big believer in Ghosts or whatever. but I liked this book a lot, it gave me some perspective on the dead and how they feel. I know that sometimes I have dreams about those close to me who have passed, my grandfather often. I know that these may just be my mind, but they could be more, I guess I will have to find out about that when I die and have all my questions answered. This book was a quick read, a ...more
Susie Lindeberg
Jan 26, 2015 Susie Lindeberg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love all of Allison's books. They are very comforting to me.
Linda Lipko
Interesting, but not captivating.
Jan 04, 2008 Wendy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like Allison Dubois very much (have you ever seen "Medium?" It's based on her life). The book is very nice, but I found it to be a bit elementary. That's not a comment on writing style (which is lovely). I guess I was looking for something different, but it's very much in the same lines as John Edward's work (also very nice) and not really anything I haven't heard before.

If you're new to stories of after-life communication, it might be a great read. She's likeable, tells a good story, and is a
Like her first book, this book is written in overly simple language. Her husband is an honest-to-God rocket scientist, so I truly expected her books to read more intelligently than they do. This one is actually more of a mess than the first one, since it includes paragraphs written by some of the people she read for. There is no warning or introduction when the narrative switches, so it was sort of confusing when changes happened. Nonetheless, for anyone who needs comfort about the afterlife, th ...more
Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum
This is the second book by Allison DuBois, the woman who inspired the TV show Medium.

I find her life and experiences fascinating, and this was a great read. My only criticism of the book is that her writing is poorly structured, and the chapters are not well organised. This was the same with her last book, but this is one author I will forgive without question, as she has an amazing gift.

This book will bring comfort to those who have ever wondered about the other side, or who have lost someone s
Michelle Auer
Honestly, I read this because I like the TV series and thought it would be interesting to know more about the lady who it was based on. The stories are uplifting, but they don't come with any hard evidence that these people are real or any of what is being told is true. I guess that is what I was looking for. Maybe it just wasn't my cuppa? I don't know. It was OK. It is nice to imagine our loved ones are still around after they die. I've lost enough people to appreciate and wish to believe this ...more
Jan 02, 2011 Aprille rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Book #21 of 2010: I like what she has to say - that the dead stick around their loved ones because that makes them happy. I find the examples of readings both from her point of view and her clients' interesting. But she needs a better editor. As someone who puts value in how a book is written, it made me wince. No flow. Chapters, paragraphs, and sentences that could not stay on a consistent subject. Still, I will pass it on to others who may value her message.
Jan 24, 2008 Brittany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even better than her first book (Don't Kiss Them Goodbye). More stories about those she's read - but each written once from the perspective of the sitter (the living person she read) her perspective (as the medium). Also gave a lot more insight about how the deceased interact in our lives (although we don't often recognize it). Also gives insight into the spirits who have either been murdered or committed suicide. I can't wait to read her third book.
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Allison Dubois's unique story, the inspiration for the hit NBC TV series Medium, started during her senior year at Arizona State University while she was interning at the D.A.'s office. Soon after, researchers at the University of Arizona validated her ability through a series of tests. Allison continues to support research as a medium, as a member of the Veritas Research Program Mediums Committee ...more
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