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Publisher's Summary

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.

Critic Reviews

"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)

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  • Joy
  • Portland, OR, United States
  • 08-18-10

no

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.

4 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Lynda
  • College Station, TX, United States
  • 08-07-11

Awful!

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.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Graeme
  • Sydney, Australia
  • 07-15-11

Evidence M.I.A....

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.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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TMI (too much information)

I was expecting a typical life after death book and instead got a complete education in every science known to mankind. While I consider myself an intelligent person, I was blown away with the incredible amount of information on physics, biology, physiology, history, philosophy etc. while I understand that some people need all of this to come to a conclusion on the matter of life after death, I do not. I did learn many things about these subjects while listening to this book, but some of it was over my head and this made a few of the chapters hard to get through. Chapters 5 and 6 in particular. I can think of a few people in my circle of friends who would like this book more than I did so I may recommend it to them. For me though, just thinking about ever listening to this again makes me cringe.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Convinced

One of the best and most convincing books on apologetics I've read/listened to. Dinesh puts words to ideas I've believed to be true since I was a child but could not articulate.

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A Blessing

This is a great book!! If you are on the fence just buy the audio book. It's one of my favorites along with C.s. Louis' Mere Christianity it's in my top ten maybe even top five audio books about this sort of thing. loved it!!!

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Better than most

Expansive, articulate, easy to follow but far from simplistic. Just when I think I've heard it all before, he surprises.

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powerful.

Very convincing ,I already am past the atheist phase in life,it's too complicated too try too prove everything too your intellect and face the meaningless abyss without some hope.not to mention ,being in the room with loved ones dying and they are happy and ready to go,compared to the hard hearted so called atheists,screaming and seeing evil entity's coming for them. one atheist friend messed his sucide up and had to bleed out,like 37 min. ...

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  • Joshua
  • FRANKLIN, TN, United States
  • 12-30-12

A History of Non-Objective Analysis

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Fact hating conservatives who think Obama is a communist, muslim infiltrator focused on dismantling America's liberty.

Has Life after Death turned you off from other books in this genre?

No.

What didn’t you like about Robertson Dean’s performance?

Didn't listen to it.

Any additional comments?

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.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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A rehash better explained elsewhere

What was most disappointing about Dinesh D’Souza’s story?

I was expecting something more than a boring discussion. Far too comprehensive with little detail.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful