There Is No Death: The Extraordinary True Experience

After my friend Mike came back from his mission, we ended up working at the same company and he would share bits and pieces of the LDS Church beliefs with me. I remember sitting in my office over three years ago when my friend Mike started talking about a book that he borrowed and read.

Before he even started speaking I began to have what I described at the time as just cold chills, now that I look back it was more like the spirit talking to me. I was extremely excited to hear about the book he had just read and I knew I just HAD to read it.

The name of the book is called There Is No Death: The Extraordinary True Experience by Sarah Lanelle Menet.


I believe I read all 128 pages TWICE in one weekend, both times in one sitting. I usually don’t do that, but this book has something to it.

This is a story about a women that had a sad and abusive childhood. After attempting to commit suicide due, she leaves her body and enters the spirit world learning much about the beauty and peace that follow this life for those that have lived good lives. She then visits ‘hell’ where her abusive father resided. She learns about forgiveness and the importance of it in our lives. She returns to her body and tells her story after keeping it to herself for several years.

Menet answers many questions in her writings, such as:

  • Why we are here on earth?
  • What Deja Vu is?
  • Why do bad things happen to good people?
  • Where we lived before being born?
  • What happens to us when we die and the degrees of heaven?
  • Who are guardian angels?
  • What is the basis of people claiming reincarnation?

The book does a few dark topics such as events that have happened (and haven’t happened) which will lead up to Armageddon and the return of Jesus Christ to Earth. However, the the positives in her book greatly outweigh the negatives.

One more note that I’d like to add – At the time of reading the book, I did not know she was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints until the very end. Also, she was not a member when she had her experiences as well. She later found that the teachings of the Church matched what she had saw during her experience.

This book definitely had an impact on my life. I recommend this book to everyone, whether you are: an Investigator, a recent convert or a long-time member.

11 Replies to “There Is No Death: The Extraordinary True Experience”

  1. This makes me think of a book entitled Embraced by the Light, and I think the author’s name is Betty Jane Eaddy. A friend of mine recently died, and rereading this book was helpful and enlightening.

    1. I would love to know more about the author. Is she still alive? What has become of her family. Yes, it is similar to the book “Embrace by the Light”. ESLMOL

  2. Sarah
    I have been searching for 30 some years for that beautiful Lake on the right hand side as I was coming home..cause I had 4 small kids waiting on me. I knew I couldn’t stop, cause I needed to get home, but was going to go home and get my kids and go back to the lake for a picnic. But never could find where it was. My family has been with me many times when I have been in search of it.. I keep telling them It isnt a dream, that it was a real lake. And had to be close to home cause I was home shorltly after passing it… I got to the point that I told them I was afraid that if I did find it, It my be my destiny.. But September 14, 2007
    I purchased your book on a trip to texas.. When I got to Chapter 2 . the silver lake I was overwhelmed, for that is the lake I was searching for 30 some years, I know I had a out of body experience.. and when I was returning back to my body, I apparently passed that beautiful lake on the right.. I to tried suscide and was given 72 hours.. for I had shutdown only life support to keep me going.. I know I met God.. and you have gave me my answer to the Lost Lake..
    Thanks so much for such a wonderful book.. Now I know that one day I hope to go back to that lake with my family for that picnic.. What a wonderful day that will be..
    So reading that chapter I knew you passed it to.. and it was the same lake cause you use one important word to discribe it.. and It was the same One I would refer to the lake as… The Lake on my RIGHT HAND SIDE AS I WAS COMING HOME.

    Thanks so much
    Betty fielden

  3. I just received this book today, and I couldn’t put it down. Tears came to my eyes many times throughout the book. I’m so glad I purchased it. I will be recommending this book to my family & friends. I plan to read it again tomorrow. 🙂

  4. have to agree…I just read this book in two sittings and it had my attention from the beginning to end. the parts about the end of the world stuff were kinda scary, but I would rather know what i’m in for. “if ye are prepared ye shall not fear” is what kept coming to my mind.

    1. This book completely changed my life over night. I was baptized LDS but never really stayed with the church. I read this book one weekend, and I just KNEW that everything she had seen and written about was true! There was no doubt in my mind. I felt very connected to this book and the author and wanted to find out what religion she was. I found out days after I read the whole book. She had become a Mormon because of her experiences! I was converted to Mormonism right then and there, midnight on a Saturday night. I was planning on attending my new found Christian church the following morning, and taking my 5 kids. They were shocked the next morning when I told them we were going to our “ward” in the Mormon church. They were even more shocked when I got up and bore my testimony that day. We have been going ever since, and my testimony has never waivered. I KNOW what I experienced through her book was real, and I will never forget it. Some things I experienced are too personal to share, but I will tell you, if this book doesn’t change you and your whole take on life, I don’t know what will.

  5. Im not normally one for reading, but this book is definitely special. I was amazed that so much truth could be contained in such a small book. Although I cant physically make sense of all her experiences _on sme level, a part of my soul understands how the spirit world operates…and I guess that was proof enough to me that she isnt some imposter profiteering off a fake story. It is all true

  6. I would love to know more about the author. Is she still alive? What has become of her family. Yes, it is similar to the book “Embrace by the Light”.

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