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Life after Life: The Investigation of a Phenomenon--Survival of Bodily Death

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

The revealing of a phenomenon.

What is it like to die? That is the question Raymond A. Moody Jr. attempts to answer in his book Life After Life. It gives personal testimony of those who have either survived bodily death or have had a near-death experience. Through research and interviews, Dr. Mood...
What is it like to die? That is the question Raymond A. Moody Jr. attempts to answer in his book Life After Life. It gives personal testimony of those who have either survived bodily death or have had a near-death experience. Through research and interviews, Dr. Moody discovered that the stories of these men and women are strikingly similar and contain many of the same concepts. Pulling information from over 150 people who had exposure to death, he found 15 distinct situations that seemed to repeatedly occur. Putting these situations in the order that they most often followed in subjects¿ recollections, Moody has offered a model that could closely resemble what truly happens when we pass into an existence beyond that which we live in now. Throughout the book, Moody seems to give an honest, unbiased representation of his subjects¿ experiences. Though they often fail to find words to explain their life after life experiences, together they give a vivid account of a possible immediate after life. And while being similar, each story is also unique and interesting. Extra details that appear in one person¿s story but not the next does not raise doubts in the mind of the reader, but only thoughtful questions to be pondered until our own physical deaths. Raymond A. Moody Junior¿s Life After Life is an interesting and thought provoking read that introduces a whole new existence to the reader. At a mere 125 pages, I believe its well worth the time of even the slowest reader.

posted by Anonymous on June 20, 2007

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1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Will this ever be reeased? How do I canvel my order?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Will this ever be reeased? How do I canvel my order?

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  • Posted June 16, 2011

    Hope it gets released in my Lifetime

    Hope the book gets released in my life time. This book has been pushed back 3 times

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2004

    Dr. Moody's philosophical background makes his work more credible...

    I think it is awesome that someone has actually researched and documented dying experiences.<br> A professor of the philosophy of medicine, Dr. Raymond A. Moody published more than one hundred case studies of the phenomena of survival of bodily death. In search of ¿what it is like to die,¿ Dr. Moody shows his readers from a lay point of view, what happens at the point of death and the journey one takes immediately afterward. He answers his own question through exhaustive comparisons of each case study.<P> Each of the cases had remarkable similarities. There were several factors consistently recurring in the study. He noted these factors or elements and discovered that though no two cases were identical, each case study experienced some of these elements. Some of the more common elements are experiences such as traveling though a dark tunnel; seeing a being of light; or being out-of body.<p> Dr. Moody¿s philosophical background makes his work more credible to critics of this sort of research. Though he is of the Christian faith, Moody objectively discusses supernatural, scientific, and psychological explanations for his findings. He clearly points out that his intention is to ¿find some middle way of interpreting them [near-death experiences] - a way which neither rejects these experiences on the basis that they do not constitute scientific nor logical proof nor sensationalizes them by resorting to vague emotional claims that they `prove¿ that there is life after death.¿ <p> <u>Life After Life</u> is clear and concise and most importantly `reader- friendly.¿ Moody systematically takes the reader from the phenomenon of death; to the experience of dying, to the parallels, the questions, explanations; and finally, his impressions. <p> It has been quite a while since I first read this book. In re-reading it, I found that I am still as much in awe as the first time. I find Moody to be very convincing in that the experiences of each case study were indeed `real¿ ones. He doesn¿t attempt to provide scientific proof, as such an attempt would be impossible. That would be as futile as trying to prove the existence of an all powerful, all loving, all-knowing God. Man from his first recorded existence has yet to provide such proof. Rather, Moody provides evidence that neither man nor science can disprove. My mother had a similar experience a few years ago. She will never be able to prove it, yet for her it was real. I was the first person she told immediately after her experience. I believed her then and always will.

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