Is there life beyond the grave? Is it reasonable to believe in the afterlife? If so, how should we act on those beliefs?
Best-selling author Dinesh D'Souza undertakes an unprecedented voyage of intellectual discovery to reveal the truth about life, death and beyond. Unlike many books about the afterlife, Life After Death makes no appeal to religious faith, divine revelation, or sacred texts. Drawing on some of the most powerful theories and trends in physics, evolutionary biology, science, philosophy, and psychology, D'Souza shows why the atheist critique of immortality is irrational - and draws the striking conclusion that it is reasonable to believe in life after death.
He concludes by showing how life after death can give depth and significance to this life, a path to happiness, and reason for hope.
©2009 Dinesh D'Souza; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"Writing not only for the religious believer but also for the honest seeker, Dinesh D'Souza displays a sophisticated understanding of religion, philosophy, history, and science in making a convincing case for life after death." (Deepak Chopra)
Don't wait until you are on your deathbed to read this terrific book. It will be too late. You won't feel up to reading anything. In this work, the author argues persuasively that science and philosophy actually support the premise of life after death - in contrast to common belief. This book is an entertaining, thought-provoking, eye-opening, and thorough exploration of a topic long thought the sole domain of religion. You'll learn much about things you've only superficially encountered before and will find yourself richly rewarded. The narration is excellent. There's nothing dull or stuffy about this book, and you'll find yourself racing to finish. Highly recommended for all listeners.
This is a great book I strongly recomend it to anyone who has an intrest in the afterlife, and if you enjoy this book you will also enjoy 'what dreams may come' by Richard Matheson as it hits the same topic and in my opinion they go hand in hand.
The title of this book should be changed. It is misleading. the author contradicts the title with faith based approaches. I'm not an angry atheist simply a seeker of some truth. now here comes the dislikes.....
There are some really good points made by the author that i had never though of. I got a little lost where it gets very cerebral but seems to look at the whole subject in many aspects, scientific, religious and theology. There was some very deep thought into this.
D'Souza claims to present "evidence" for life after death but almost nothing in this book could be considered evidence, apart from a few interesting forays into science. The bulk of the book is an attack on atheism. I was aware that the book would have a Christian bias but was not prepared for the relentless attacks on the currently in vogue atheists. D'Souza considers that once he has argued his position, the result of the argument is "proof." I found the arguments (or proofs) specious and sophistic. Don't waste your time or money.
For me it is, I can work it in while driving or working out. The retention is not as good as reading.
the various examples of believers and non believers
crossing through doubt
Dinesh must be very bright, certainly can communicate clearly and does not display predjudice
This seemed to be a fair-minded consideration of the scientific, religious and philosophical notions of the existence of an afterlife. The writer is a Christian (I am, too) and I was afraid that there would be more of a proselytizing slant on the discussion. That didn't appear until the very end of the book when his conclusion was that you don't have anything to lose, but everything to gain by accepting the belief in an afterlife, but that you must decide. Not sure I buy that since I don't think you can just "decide" to believe or not believe in something.
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.
Dinesh D'Souza does an excellent job explaining why an afterlife and a creator as described in the bible are not only possible based on science but probable. It is amazing how atheists have hijacked science and reason, when they stack their entire arguments on scraps of faith much smaller than believers. Any honest person who reads D'Souza's work must ask the question; "why don't we teach intelligent design in high school?" A true scientist has an open mind to all possibilities until factual evidence is presented to support a Theory. Read this book and his other book "What's So Great about Christianity". You will discover that proof of a Godless universe, or a survival of the fittest evolution does not exist.
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".
"Left me thinking"
Interesting and thought provoking. Balanced different views and opinions with up to date scientific knowledge. Will be reading more around this subject
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