The psychic medium memoir is alive and well in Jackson's debut about communicating with the departed and passing messages to those left behind. She recounts her uncanny childhood and traumatic teen years trying to just "fit in," followed by years of self-doubt, worries, and the setting aside of the abilities for a length of time. Next, she describes cathartic moments of self-acceptance and the knowledge that her psychic and mediumistic gifts are real and must be used to serve humanity. However, Jackson's story diverges from the customary psychic memoir in that she has been certified by both the Windbridge Institute and the Forever Family Foundation, organizations that use scientific methods to determine the authenticity of a medium's ability and accuracy. Years as a high school English teacher may have contributed to her graceful style. VERDICT Filled with great vignettes that demonstrate how messages from beyond can reassure us and that death is nowhere close to being the end, this book will gratify readers of true-life paranormal stories."
Janet Tapper Univ. of Western States Lib., Portland, OR October 16, 2015
As a strange little kid," Jackson experienced odd sensations of dread that foretold the death of her grandfather and, later, a beloved schoolmate. As the unsettling impulses evolved further, any fear and distress was allayed when her mother admitted that this gift "ran in her family for generations." The daughter of a first-generation Hungarian immigrant and a German schoolteacher, the author passionately describes these formative years....candid, fascinating..."
Kirkus Reviews October 12, 2015
One of the most insightful and inspiring books about mediumship I have ever read . . . destined to become a classic.”
Gary E. Schwartz Author of The Afterlife Experiments and The Sacred Promise September 22, 2015
Straightforward, unassuming, and profoundly generous . . . The remarkable thing about this book is Jackson’s ability to turn her extraordinary gifts into a gift for us all. Brave, honest, and beautiful, this book is a treasure.”
Mark Epstein, M.D. Author of Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart September 22, 2015
This book will help countless people to heal grief, to let go of the fear of death and dying, and to better understand the spiritual realm. I read The Light Between Us with great joy, savoring the wonderful stories and messages of hope. It is a book filled with wisdom and love, exploring the deep bonds that keep us eternally connected to our soul mates. It is a book I highly recommend to all.”
Brian L. Weiss, M.D. Author of Many Lives, Many Masters September 22, 2015
Having personally witnessed the reality of Laura Lynne Jackson’s mediumship abilities, I was elated to find that she was sharing her story through this marvelous book. Her personal story is beautifully wrought, weaving together the extreme challenge of the scientific proof of mediumship with the profound healing aspects of love and the overwhelming evidence for the eternity of our souls and their connections. As the world (including the scientific community) awakens to the far grander capabilities of the human spirit and the deep mysteries of consciousness as fundamental in the universe, this book will serve as a brilliant milestone, marking our passage toward comprehending the deeper truths of our existence.”
Eben Alexander, M.D. Author of Proof of Heaven and The Map of Heaven September 22, 2015
Compelling, riveting, and a spiritual game-changer . . . For those suffering a terrible loss, you will find peace and comfort in her story. For those who question the afterlife, you will become a believer.”
Laura Schroff Author of An Invisible Thread September 22, 2015