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There's More to Life Than This: Healing Messages, Remarkable Stories, and Insight About the Other Side from the Long Island Medium

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For fans of TLC’s Long Island Medium and anyone interested in the big questions of life, death, and finding out what’s important in between, New York Times bestselling author and medium Theresa Caputo shares how she discovered her gift and her many encounters with Spirit.

Beloved medium Theresa Caputo, star of the hit television show Long Island Medium, opens the door to he
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Atria Books
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Stephanie Julie - I picked up the book cause I watch her show and wanted to know more about her because she claims on the show that she is a devote catholic. I…moreJulie - I picked up the book cause I watch her show and wanted to know more about her because she claims on the show that she is a devote catholic. I was disappointed to find out that she believes in reincarnation. A lot of what she reveals in the book is not mentioned on the show at all. I think it would discourage a "christian" crowd from watching the show. I am torn cause I really think she is a good person and does what she does because she wants to help people. Perhaps that is part of the deception - only to make money. hmmm(less)
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Oct 23, 2013 Kelley rated it it was amazing
I've read a number of books over the years by psychics or mediums. Theresa is the ONLY one who, for me, doesn't raise skepticism. Her main purpose of using her gift is healing, and she does such a wonderful job of helping people with what can be such a hard part of life. She gives such an amazing view of how our soul lives on after the physical world, and reminds the reader that there is one Higher Power, whether you choose to call this God or by any other name. She has a beautiful way of remind ...more
Jennifer Masterson
Sep 17, 2015 Jennifer Masterson rated it really liked it
Alright so why did I give this book 4 stars? Because it was actually pretty good. I expected it to just be strictly entertainment, but for me personally, it went beyond entertainment and I actually found some of the things she said about the other side, comforting. I lost my father suddenly at the age of 12 and since then I've been searching for answers.

Theresa Caputo is known for her big hair, outrageous nails and crazy outfits, but she is more than that. What I was most impressed about in thi
Erika Ordonez
Nov 04, 2013 Erika Ordonez rated it liked it
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I've been putting of the review of this book.. I don't know how to proceed to do it. I think it is the fact that it deals with religion and spirituality and I don't want to step in anybodies toes, so to speak.

Here goes nothing...

For those who have seen the show "Long Island Medium" and enjoy it, this book is going to be a breeze. It's like having Theresa Caputo talking in your head. You would be reading this whole book with her voice in your mind.

She gives some examples, and stories, just like t
Jan 14, 2014 Jennifer rated it liked it
I have to admit that I am a little conflicted about this book. I do love the show, I did like the book, but not for the reasons a fan might have. This book was very spiritual, not at all a "tell-all" about her readings over the years. It covered God, Spirit, the afterlife, all sorts of stuff. After reading it I felt so much closer to God, something I haven't felt in decades...But after doing a little research about Theresa Caputo I'm not quite sure what to believe anymore. There are many people ...more
Oct 23, 2013 Chris rated it it was amazing
Met Teresa and Larry in person in Toronto got book signing! Very friendly and warm people . Book actually addressed every question I had. Just as inspirational as the show!
Sep 17, 2014 TL rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Should have wrote this review last night haha but I was so tired from work.

When I first heard of 'Long Island Medium' I brushed it off as ANOTHER reality show (we have way too many of those already) and forgot about it. Then one night mom was channel surfing and put it on... I was bored and figured 'eh, why not?"

I was pleasantly surprised by Theresa, very outgoing and caring person... the messages she delivered to these people were so uplifting and the hope she gives them. I was sold. Every epis
Francene Carroll
Dec 20, 2013 Francene Carroll rated it it was amazing
When I saw the ads for Long Island Medium I was sceptical to put it mildly. I thought it was just another crappy American reality tv show starring a big-haired Long Island fraud. After watching a few episodes I was won over by Theresa and her family's genuine warmth and sincerity. I still didn't expect much from this book which I thought was going to be a bit of fluff to cash in on her fame. I was again proven wrong because this is a very substantial book that grapples with the really big questi ...more
Oct 11, 2013 Ashley rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Long Island Medium Fans
I bought this book for my sister for Christmas 2013; who is a HUGE Theresa Caputo Fan -- naturally I had to read it to make sure it was good. I LOVED IT! It validated so much of how I experience my Father's spirit & helped me embrace life and know that ABSOLUTELY there is more to Life than this! I would recommend this to anyone who is a devoted fan of the Long Island Medium & or wants to know more about God, Heaven, What happens after we die?, If they themselves lost a loved one and want ...more
Amber Cole-bennett
Oct 15, 2013 Amber Cole-bennett rated it it was amazing
I can honestly say that this book has totally changed my life! not only did I find much needed peace with my mom's passing but also gave me a whole new perspective on life. Love it!
Oct 09, 2013 Leslie rated it it was amazing
Fine literature it is not, but it is wonderfully entertaining and uplifting. I read this book in a day, and enjoyed every minute.
Jun 04, 2014 CarolynKost rated it really liked it
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This is a refreshing take on the afterlife and spirituality in general. The Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo's warm and earthy tone and bubbly personality makes her the kind of person you'd want to have coffee with just to hear her talk about shoes and pasta sauce, mediumship completely aside. Statements like, "On the Other Side, you are literally part of God," like "ornaments…on a Christmas tree" help us to understand abstract concepts in a concrete way.

Much of this book is dedicated to the t
Paul Pessolano
Oct 24, 2013 Paul Pessolano rated it liked it
“There’s More To Life Than This” by Theresa Caputo with Kristina Grish, published by Atria Books.

Category – Memoir/Metaphysics Publication Date – October 01, 2013

For those of you who don’t know who Theresa Caputo is, she is the star of the highly successful show on TLC, the “Long Island Medium”.

Theresa Caputo talks to the dead. She works through a medium she calls Spirit. She was aware of this “gift” in her early life but did not accept it until her early thirties. She comes from an Italian fami
Mandy Huot
Feb 09, 2014 Mandy Huot rated it it was amazing
Awesome book! Contrary to other gifted people of her kind, Theresa chose to focus on a topic that not many "mediums" talk about....GOD. She shares how she truly believes her gift comes from God, and talks openly about her Catholic faith and being a practicing Catholic while delivering messages to those who need to hear from their lost loved ones. She takes the reader on a journey of what it's like growing up with this gift, and how to control it to keep the Evil one out and not focus on the fina ...more
Nicole St.
Apr 10, 2014 Nicole St. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Don't read this if you are an atheist because you will find this book disturbing, but if you have any doubts about the spiritual world this is fine. I like Caputo's personality because she doesn't take herself or life too seriously, which is refreshing. Just ignore the basic grammar errors especially if you are the type to automatically correct people's grammar in your head. I only say this because you will spend a large amount of time wanting to throw this book across the room every time she sa ...more
Darcie Russell
Jan 14, 2014 Darcie Russell rated it really liked it
It was an okay, quick read. I must say it felt like I was reading the book and hearing her voice in my head as I have watched the show. The information regarding guides, angels, and spirit was interesting but not anything I have heard before- perhaps a bit more "religious"but in a good way.It all boils down to if you believe or not. I am sure that there are angels who watch over us and that the spirit of love ones protect us and guide us. So all in all a good quick read. But don't expect great l ...more
Olivia Mcgrath
Dec 12, 2014 Olivia Mcgrath rated it it was amazing
This was a great book! This book is actually the first autobiography that I've read that I can remember and I actually really enjoyed it!
This book talks about Theresa Caputo and her life. Theresa is a medium from Long Island. She was very scared when she began to realize spirits were around her. She was a young girl when weird things began to happen and she began to sense spirits. When she was in school, Theresa would point out things she noticed around her but no one else knew what she was ta
Dora Sky
May 03, 2014 Dora Sky rated it it was amazing
5 magnificent starts!
May 26, 2014 Ally rated it it was amazing
Theresa Caputo and co-writer Kristina Grish wrote an extremely inspirational, inspiring and fascinating book about living the life as a Medium. This book is titled There’s More To Life Than This. They not only wrote about everything that Theresa experiences but also about how you as a reader can connect with your past loved ones. She tells her story of becoming a Medium and some of the challenges that go along with it. She tells all about how she lives her life and what she does to pursue her jo ...more
I didn't know what to expect from this book, but it was mind-expanding for sure. If you want to know about your soul, the purpose of life, reincarnation, what happens at and after death, spirits of all kinds (negative ones, angels, etc.), how to make your own energy stronger, etc., etc., etc. Really, this book is a how-to for the soul. I listened to this on audio partly because I wanted to hear Theresa in her own voice. It was great and I found myself listening to it again just so I could absorb ...more
Jan 27, 2014 Amy rated it really liked it
I started reading this book early in the morning on the same day my Dad passed away. I had been sitting by his bedside since Christmas Day and needed something to read. I guess I could sense he didn't have much time left, and it would be a good idea to start Theresa's book.

I have been a big fan of Theresa's show for the past year, but I still remain skeptical. Her book has definitely served as a comfort, and my step-mom and I are trying to get on her waitlist. Losing my Dad has been the absolute
Dec 16, 2015 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
So, Theresa Caputo, aka the Long Island Medium, who lives around the corner from my aunt and attends the same church, is my guilty pleasure. I watch her show from time to time and I appreciate what she tries to do for people. This book, written unapologetically with a ghost writer, is about how Caputo came to her gift and about what she believes about the spiritual nature of our universe. I picked it up because it was remaindered and I like her but I was pleasantly surprised to read about her un ...more
Jan 08, 2014 Megan rated it really liked it
I was pleasantly surprised by how much I got out of this book. The book focuses a lot on spirituality, in addition, to seeing "spirit." I only watch the show occasionally, but I do believe that some people have this gift, and to me, she seemed legit. I'm even more convinced after reading her book and her explanations of how this works for her. There were times where I felt it was a little heavy in explanations, and I wanted more stories of readings, but I read it pretty quickly and it held my in ...more
Mar 19, 2014 Rosanna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Never having been a believer of reincarnation of souls due to my Catholic upbringing, I have had to revisit the topic to review what I was taught and what I was reading. Because of my own personal experiences since my own father passed away almost seven years ago, I had to change my opinion of reincarnation based on Teresa's book. I found myself highlighting throughout as I read, almost as a study guide, so I could begin to live my life according to how I need to learn my lessons on my journey i ...more
Aug 04, 2016 Paula rated it really liked it
After seeing Theresa in person and watching her give readings, I was impressed. I took my Mom and Daughter to see her and we all enjoyed it and I bought my Mom this book to remember it by. The book is written the same as she talks, you feel like she's talking to you.

Many insights in this book about afterlife, loved ones and how things work for her.
Aug 26, 2014 Priggs rated it really liked it
Absolutely fascinating! Being a fan of the show and having been to a medium a couple of times recently, I knew I had to put this on my summer reading list. It did not disappoint! My experience with the local medium left me a firm believer in the "Other Side"... and the details Theresa gives are truly incredible! IF it is true- WOW. The only part that I had a hard time with was that she has channeled Elvis, Michael Jackson and ... Abe Lincoln! That part was a bit of a stretch. But I guess if she ...more
Kris Touchet
Dec 10, 2013 Kris Touchet rated it it was ok
My Mom turned me into a fan of the show. Since her death, I still watch and weep like a baby when I see the reactions that people have to the messages Theresa delivers. The book doesn't deliver that same sense of emotion that you get from the show. I have no problem buying into Theresa being able to talk to dead people, but in the book she talks a lot about reincarnation, vibrations, spiritual healers, spiritual guides, cleansing with sage, etc. Those topics feel very new-age/hippy-dippy to me, ...more
Jan 10, 2015 disneypal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Since I am a fan of Theresa Caputo's, I knew I would enjoy this book and I did. I really liked reading how she came to understand and use her gift. I especially liked how much she talked about religion and God. I bought this book to read but before I started it, my brother passed away very suddenly and unexpected. I was hesitate, therefore, to read the book but it actually helped me a lot. There were so many things in the book that were validated for me. I only wish I could get a reading from he ...more
Jan 02, 2016 Bev rated it it was amazing
My younger sister LOVED "The Long Island Medium" television show and always encouraged me to watch it, saying Theresa Caputo was the real deal. In my head, I would sometimes roll my eyes, but I did not totally reject the idea of a medium, either. I never took my sister up on her recommendation to check out the show until after she died from metastatic melanoma and I saw dozens and dozens of beautiful, funny and poignant signs indicating that she was communicating to me from the afterlife. I didn ...more
Dec 27, 2015 Donnell rated it liked it
Has some interesting stuff--like the idea that mediums, and contact with the "Other Side," may be the new way many people are embracing God and spirituality, moving beyond organized religion.

Also she mentions three "powerful points" that she has seen help grieving people:

1. "Your departed loved ones are still interacting with you in this world but in another form;"

2. "That the soul made a decision to leave this life early for soul growth;" and

3. "That you can learn to recognize when your loved
Lisa M.
Jul 12, 2015 Lisa M. rated it liked it
Ok, I'll admit it. Once in a while I indulge in reality tv of all types. Sometimes life gets hard and you want to zone out! Combine my reality tv habit with my love of the paranormal, and you'll find me watching Long Island Medium. I am not sure whether we can communicate with the dead or not; I have even more doubts when it comes to someone who does so for a living, especially on tv! But I can suspend my disbelief and watch her show when it comes on for enjoyment. When I saw this book on sale a ...more
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