In Life after Life, Raymond Moody investigates more than 100 case studies of people who experienced "clinical death" and were subsequently revived. First published in 1975, this classic exploration of life after death started a revolution in popular attitudes about the afterlife and established Dr. Moody as the world's leading authority in the field of near-death experiences.
Life after Life sold millions of copies and forever changed the way we understand both death and life. The extraordinary stories presented here provide evidence that there is life after physical death, as Moody recounts the testimonies of those who have been to the "other side" and back, all bearing striking similarities. These moving and inspiring accounts give us a glimpse of the peace and unconditional love that await us all.
©1975, 2001 Raymond A. Moody, Jr., M.D. (P)2011 Tantor
This was a wonderful book considering that it was published in 1975. Raymond Moody is to be commended for his wonderful efforts in this field. A true pioneer. However, I much preferred the newer "Evidence of the Afterlife" (Dr. Jeffrey Long and Paul Perry) I pretty much felt this book was a waste of my credits. Nothing new, and not enough.
I really thought it would be better. The stories are interesting but it did get a little dark. The content is hard to get and very subjective. Overall it was just ok nothing more.
The narrator is far better suited to the reading of fiction. At times, the vocal technique was distracting and even annoying. The narrator would continue a line until his breath was completely used up, giving a pressed quality to his speech. This detracted from the flow of information that was inherent in the text. It is worthwhile to persist in listening, however, since Moody's book is considered foundational in the area of near-death studies.
For its time, the book was a major revelation, and a break away from the current knowledge of the time, which held several camps, one being material scientific view (consciousness dies along with the body, and after a person dies, there is simply nothing more) and the hyper religious view (heaven and hell, perhaps also purgatory, but knowledge of these was ideological, not experiential, and therefore flat).This book opened the floodgates of people's minds so that they could entertain the idea of life after death. That's why I believe Dr Moody is a God sent, for the purpose of opening that door.There have been 1000s of books published since then about life after death, or channelings of people who have passed on, etc. And for people who have read these books, you may not discover anything new for yourself. But if you are a skeptic, not sure what to believe, or want a scientist or doctor to validate this kind of information from a more scientific rather than Spiritual point of view, this book is perfect for you. Dr Moody, goes through a list of commonly asked questions and concerns and answers them all.
This book would put your soul at ease if a loved one passed away or if you have questions what happens after we die.
It comes a point in life where all of us will ask the question.
Listen to it and you will not get disappointed.
The reader does a superb job.
I am considering purchasing all books that he has read and the same goes for R.Moody. I am thinking to purchase all he has written.
Yes, but only the hard copy or paperback because of the audio book narration.
I believe the narrator had a health problem, maybe had a stroke or something similar. In my opinion, he should not still be narrating books. Sometimes he would run out of breath before finishing a sentence, or it seemed he had a hard time "pushing" out a word. He would also pause in the middle of sentences. I really think it was hard for him to get the words out. I was worn out listening by the time I finished the book and did so only because of the interesting subject matter.
Yes, if you can tolerate the narration.
I appreciate the reporting of the testimony in a logical way. Not speculating (at least too much). The speculation that was there was fair.
Very informative; it held my interest from beginning to the end!
The subject matter is something I've been studying for a number of years, especially since I had an acute stroke and realized how near the end my life has become.
This book is just OK, it's informative, assuming all of the stories in this book are true. I agree with some of the reviewers, the narrator sounds like his is out of breath at times. The information in the book puts me at peace somewhat, it answered some of the questions I had about death, validation, if you want to call it. But it's not super good or bad, hens the three stars. A good purchase if you catch it on sale, which I did.
I only made it through chapter 5. The first 4 chapters were the author defending his position - that was grueling and unnecessary. Half way through chapter 5 he started doing the same thing...I couldn't take it any more. I was interested in the topic, but could not stand how defensive he was.
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