In this powerful book, Steffany Barton, RN, documents her decades long journey to understanding and embracing the valuable lessons offered in life after suicide. With personal passion and professional integrity, Steffany carefully listens to the voices of departed souls and compassionately speaks to those left behind, building a bridge of timeless love between heaven and earth. Those who commit suicide communicate clearly and lovingly from a place of unconditional Love where their souls dwell on the Other Side. "Facing Darkness, Finding Light" provides insight into the afterlife of those who commit suicide, sheds the light on healing in life after suicide, and shares meaningful techniques for forging new bonds between the departed and those left behind. Though the journey begins in the darkness of death, there is hope, there is light. Find it in this truly exceptional book.
As a young teen in a fundamental Baptist youth group, Steffany Barton experienced a tragedy unimaginable when a friend committed suicide. Seeking answers, longing to understand his soul’s where-abouts, she began a quest through traditional religion, the medical community, then spiritualism to discover that all souls find welcome rest on the Other Side. Steffany Barton, RN, is a professional medium who has a personal and professional passion for assisting those who have been affected by suicide.
"Barton tells us that she is an accidental medium. In her teen years, she lost a close friend to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Because of the residual effects of the suicide of her friend, she eventually discovered what she calls the 'broadcast band on the Heavenly radio dial'. The result was that she left her job as a registered nurse to become a 'nurse for the soul'. As more and more people arrived to ask her to talk to their loved ones on the other side, she also began hearing, unprompted, from many souls who had taken their own lives. They were asking her to tell people on the physical plane that they were at peace, that they were 'back home'. Highly compelling and bittersweet, this story tugs on the heartstrings as it instills wisdom which the world as a whole is greatly in need of. Barton writes with passion and the emotional impact of her words propel the reader forward through the book and into connection with the dual world in which she lives and works. Suicide leaves behind many people filled with guilt and pain. The common wisdom says that it is an act of anger meant to damage others. From the other side there are now voices setting the record straight and bringing great comfort to loved ones left behind. One of their key messages forms the foundation for this book: 'A suicide that is committed is a suicide that could not have been prevented'.”
– Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight
"Everyone touched by suicide, counseling someone touched by suicide, or just curious about suicide, needs to read this book. A truly loving, caring look into suicide with absolutely no judgment cast. Suicide has touched my life in a very personal way and this is the only book I have ever read that does not assign blame or portray a dark future for the soul who chooses this path. Steffany has done a brilliant job writing about this controversial subject. I recommend absolutely everyone read this book!!"
– Brigitte Keath
"Steffany Barton, RN, is a professional medium who has a personal and professional passion for assisting those who have been affected by suicide. Facing Darkness, Finding Light: Life after Suicide offers a unique perspective that is as thoughtful and thought-provoking as it is exceptionally well written, organized and presented. Very highly recommended for anyone with an interest in this subject."