About Leal Publisher
|The Livraria Espírita Alvorada Editora, known by the acronym LEAL, reaches homes and Spiritist Institutions in Brazil and abroad through Spiritist books psychographed by Divaldo Franco so that everyone may have access to the liberating message of Spiritism.
After the release of the first book Messe de Amor (Harvest of Love) by the spirit author Joanna de Angelis, psychographed by the medium and Spiritist speaker Divaldo Franco in May 1964, the Spiritist Center Caminho da Redenção (Path of Redemption), through LEAL Publisher, began the uplifting mission of publishing Spiritist books. Nowadays, it has a staff that excels in serving the customer.
Leal Publisher, a branch of LEAL, based in the United States is responsible for translating, publishing, marketing and distribution of its books, the magazine Presença Espírita (Spiritist Presence), audio, video, CD and DVD recordings, with copyrights ceded to the Path of Redemption Spiritist Center.
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|How it All Began by Divaldo Franco:
“In February of 1949, our benefactor, Joanna de Ângelis, told us that our task would be to get the message across through the spoken word. She wished to send letter to friendly hearts linked to her own down through history. However, the spoken word did not reach very many people at that time. So she requested that we gather all the messages received in a 15-year period for training purposes.
She proceed to select a few and requested that we discard the rest. The book Messe de Amor (Harvest of Love) published in 1964, feature her selection. On May 5, the book was presented at the Department of the Treasury, then located in Rio de Janeiro.
Ever since then, she has invited several Spirit friends to collaborate. Her messages are unpretentious, meant to bring solace to those who suffer and reveal the beauty of Spiritism to those greatly pressed for time.
As the spirit friends kept lending their assistance, we continued to psychograph during specific hours and under a very strict discipline imparted by the Mentor. To date, we have published upwards 2,000 books and over 8 million copies sold in 16 languages.
The copyrights were ceded, for the most part, to the Mansion of the Way – the philanthropic arm of The Path of Redemption Spiritist Center , with others granted to the Brazilian Spiritist Federation, O Clarim Publisher and Comunhão Espírita Cristã (Christian Spiritist Communion) in Curitiba. We have donated 35 books title to different organizations, including Amélia Rodrigues nursery school, in Santo André, São Paulo due to the remarkable assistance they provide.
Joanna de Ângelis states that a book is a silent friend, always waiting in the wings for those in need of enlightenment. And as the Spiritist Doctrine – thanks to Divine inspiration – became essential to the world on April 18, 1857, with the launching of The Spirits’ Book, we have a great and deep respect for books, including the most humble of messages. While they maybe extremely simple for those who know Spiritism, they can be key to humble people such as my mother, who was illiterate, and my father, who learned to sign his name in order to vote.