This book took me forever to get through. I almost abandoned it twice but kept on pushing through it hoping to come upon the chapter that provided the "evidence". I guess one persons "evidence" is another persons "speculation". This book is pure speculation and argument. There is NO REAL EVIDENCE presented in any fashion.Existentialism and philosophy is NOT science. I cannot make the assumption that something exists just because I cannot prove that it does not. I am open to the idea, that's the best any of us can do unless I look at the subject with blind faith. I want to believe with all my heart. I do believe something is there, but is it true consciousness or something else, or oblivion? Read for yourself. Make your own assumptions or conclusions. For me I guess the reason we haven't seen any real proof of an afterlife on the evening news is because there is no way to tell, until we make that trip for ourselves. I guess I'll find out soon enough. So no more books like this for me. I'd rather focus on the "Current Life".
The only way I can describe this book is that it tries desperately to complete a circle but the ends keep missing each other. The author describes the similarities in all religions only to end up saying why his is the only true one. I had hoped this book was really about life after death but found myself in a fantasy world about his concepts of what will be. While progressive revelation has been working the people of this planet from individual families to tribes to nations and to ultimately to one world. The followers and ministers of religions continually work towards divisiveness. When are we going to see that if there is only one God than we all must be worshiping that God, no matter the name. I also find it facinating that we take the worst people from a religion and characterize the whole religion by them.
For example Mohammed told his followers that they could only have as many wives as they could treat equally. To me, being a woman that means one. Before Mohammed, in that part of the world, women held a place lower than cattle. Female infants were burried alive customarily. I am not a Muslem but I would say that Mohammed's teaching was a step up for women. Yet in America, in the 60's, I was taught in public school that Muhammad was evil.
Wickedness in most religions come from the people who pervert it. Christian Ministers constantly try to interpret the Word, when the Bible itself says that to do so is blasphemy. Each person needs to come to her or his own conclusion.
Back to the book. D'Souza gets an A for elequence but a C for reasoning. The book is also written to the Athiest as the audience. The title is misleading and I would not have purchased it had I known the theme.
I found this book boring. Some of the things mentioned about Buddhism were wrong. Reincarnation was not ruled out logically. Largely biased towards Christianity. I also do not believe that the author proved his point with logic. Life after death seems to be a faith based belief.
Fact hating conservatives who think Obama is a communist, muslim infiltrator focused on dismantling America's liberty.
Didn't listen to it.
I've been reexamining my agnostic beliefs recently and have been seeking out books that approach the spiritual from a critical point of view. I was extremely impressed with Eben Alexander's, "Proof of Heaven" and Barbara Bradley Hagerty's, "Fingerprints of God" and this seemed to be a logical next step. Until, I realized Rick Warren had written the intro. I did a quick search on the author and discovered that he had produced and directed the unsourced screed, "2016: Obama's America". I watched this and found it absurd and simply silly in parts. I was so turned off by his last project that when I realized that he had authored "Life After Death" I exhaled an expletive and refused to listen to it. No doubt that it's grounded in the same selective, non-objective style as 2016. There's solid book on the topic. This is not one of them.
I was expecting something more than a boring discussion. Far too comprehensive with little detail.
If you are looking for religious confirmation then this would be your book. I mistakely thought it was more spiritual in nature as opposed to Biblical based "proof." (Biblical proof is NOT proof.)
I could only listen to about 30 minutes hoping it would get better, alias, it did not. I only wish the description was more forthcoming to WHAT her proof really was. I feel that I wasted a credit and feel mislead that it was of a more "spiritual" nature and NOT CHRISTIAN/Bible based.
I came to this audio book with an open mind, but the author offers philosophy and theological reasoning instead of "evidence". Having said that, the first half of the book offers some sound arguments that show up many of the flaws of modern Atheistic Worldviews. There were some interesting anecdotes about near death experiences and reincarnation. Unfortunately, the 2nd half of the book offers a raft of trite philosophical thoughts which the authors posits as evidence for an afterlife. Any possibility of a listener being swayed to the author's point of view is totally undone by a very wishy washy 2nd half.