Book Title: Chico Xavier - Medium of the Century¹
Author:  Guy Lyon Playfair


From the back cover of the book¹:

The name of Francisco Cândido ("Chico”) Xavier (1910-2002) is already a legend in his native Brazil, yet he remains almost unknown in the English-speaking world.  In this book, Guy Lyon Playfair tells the extraordinary story of how a poorly educated man from a very modest background rose to become a national hero while refusing any payment other than the wages he earned as a government employee.  He also discusses Chico’s phenomenal literary output of more than 450 books and the countless messages he received that provide some of the most compelling evidence yet recorded for survival of death.

Additional details from inside cover¹:

Francisco Cândido Xavier was born on April 2, 1910 in the town of Pedro Leopoldo, Brazil, where he lived until December 1958, when he moved to Uberaba in the state of Minas Gerais.

He worked unceasingly as a medium and became known as the most devoted worker in the Spiritist Field in the area of mediumistic activity, in addition to his devotion to the social and spiritual assistance and evolution of the human being.

His psychographic production entailed 412 books, 87 of which have been published by the Brazilian Spiritist Federation.

On account of his devotion to providing free assistance to those in need, Chico Xavier was paid homage countless times both by the general public and by public agencies, and was awarded the title "The Minas Citizen of the 20th Century" in 2000 as a result of a poll taken in that state. He was also nominated by more than 10 million people in 1981 for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Chico discarnated on June 30, 2002, leaving behind an exemplary life of love for his fellow beings.


¹As published, in 2010, by the International Spiritist Council