Life After Death: The Evidence

Life After Death: The Evidence

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by Dinesh D'Souza
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

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Library Journal
The only thing certain about death is that it comes to everybody. Using a "just the facts" approach that aims to appeal to scientists, atheists, and people of all religions, conservative D'Souza (dir., Y God Inst.; What's So Great About Christianity) sets out to demonstrate from a secular viewpoint that there is life after death. He has purposefully left out religious doctrine, supernatural forces, and sacred text, but he hopes to appeal to both seekers and fence-sitters. After an overview, D'Souza presents three reasonable arguments from the viewpoints of neuroscience, philosophy, and morality. Then he examines the possibility of life after death according to theories from brain science, physics, biology, psychology, history, and philosophy. D'Souza discusses the practical benefits of life after death and the reasons that support its existence. He summons expert testimony, accounts of near-death experiences, and quotes from scientists, philosophers, and others as needed. VERDICT The book will encourage thought and discussion not just among Christians but among seekers and the scientifically curious. However, it may be most appreciated by those who are already fans of D'Souza or Rick Warren, who provides the foreword. Suitable for both academic and general readers.—Cynde Suite, Bartow Cty. P.L. Syst., Cartersville, GA
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“A brilliant investigation of the fascinating and crucial issue of what happens when we die. It is an inquiry conducted on the basis of scholarship and reason and it provides a convincing answer that is explosive in its impact.”
--RICK WARREN, author of The Purpose Driven® Life

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ISBN-13:
9781596981317
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
11/02/2009
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
269
Sales rank:
52,680
File size:
562 KB

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Deepak Chopra
"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, author of Ageless Body, Timeless Mind)
Dallas Willard
"An indispensable, electrifying book. Writing clearly, forcefully, and fairly, D'Souza covers an amazing range of arguments. I know of no better way to understand the issue of life after death than to get this book and just follow the argument."--(DALLAS WILLARD, professor of philosophy, University of Southern California)
Michael Medved
"From the moment I started reading Life After Death, I found myself compelled and enthralled. This is an important and fascinating book that will reinforce the faith of the believer and enlighten and challenge even the most hardened skeptic."--(MICHAEL MEDVED, nationally syndicated radio host)
Rick Warren
"A brilliant investigation of the fascinating and crucial issue of what happens when we die. It is an inquiry conducted on the basis of scholarship and reason and it provides a convincing answer that is explosive in its impact."--(RICK WARREN, author of The Purpose Driven® Life)
From the Publisher
A brilliant investigation of the fascinating and crucial issue of what happens when we die. It is an inquiry conducted on the basis of scholarship and reason and it provides a convincing answer that is explosive in its impact.”
—RICK WARREN, author of The Purpose Driven® Life
Christopher Hitchens
"Never one to be daunted by attempting the impossible, Dinesh D'Souza here shows again the argumentative skills that make him such a formidable opponent."--(CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS, author of God Is Not Great and The Portable Atheist)

Meet the Author



Dinesh D’Souza is cofounder and director of the Y God Institute. Formerly he was a White House policy analyst and fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. The author of several best-selling books, including Illiberal Education, What’s So Great About America, and What’s So Great About Christianity, he lives in Rancho Santa Fe, California, with his wife Dixie and their daughter Danielle. His websites are: dineshdsouza.com, ygodinstitute.org.

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Life After Death: The Evidence 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 67 reviews.
REdmonds More than 1 year ago
I have read many books on near death experiences, as well as Christian History, many articles on the scientific denial and they all presented separate arguments but hardly mentioning the opposition. This book lays out, argues and I think proves the common sense underlying the issue of life after death. After finishing the book, the whole issue went "click" and all the pieces fit together. It is the book to read in order to follow all arguments on all sides of the issues. Another great book by Dinish D'Sousa
Decidedly_Right More than 1 year ago
Be sure to put this on your Christmas list if you haven't read it yet. D'souza makes a compelling case for the plausibility and probability for an afterlife, as well as the value of believing in one. Assembling arguments from the greatest philosophers, scientists, and thinkers of all time, this book is all meat and no fluff. I can't recommend it highly enough. Do yourself a favor and read it and get everyone you know to read it as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"life after death the evidence" is a very fasinating book. the arthur dinish d souza presents some amazing research and facts to show that there is proof of the after life and the writer also challenges many athiests claims of agaist the christian faith. this bestseller also has many awnsers from science to document the after life and give a great account of facual data for the after life and back up the christian accounts. great gift idea for a family or friend very hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book excellent by approaching the subject from a vantage point more acceptable to someone who is skeptical about the afterlife, and perhaps even athiestic. Mr D'Souza has a good sense of humor along with a deep, logical intellect. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in exploring a different angle on whether or not we continue to exist after death.
Kelly_62 More than 1 year ago
Dinesh has tackled a topic which is elusive and challenging. He has overcome most scientific barriers and Christian misconceptions. His approach to the subject is different than any other book he has written. In it's narrative introductory form it compels the reader with curiosity with his own families experience, which really hooks the reader from the first page! The evidence is clearly and logically presented. Dinesh is definitely one of today's greatest thinkers.
StanCA More than 1 year ago
Outstanding!!!! Dinesh states the issues very clearly. He states the case against without prejudice and then his own case. His argumentation process is clear and deeply penetrating. My own thought processes were "stretched" as I read this book. This is one of my ALL Time favorite books. Highly recommended.
AlanP213 More than 1 year ago
Dinesh D'Souza gives an entirely different take on the afterlife in this thoughtful, scholarly yet easy to read book. This is not a book of sermons about heaven. In fact, the Bible is not the basis for this discussion. He meets the new atheists on their own ground and proves beyond a reasonable doubt the afterlife exists. It is compelling reading as D'Souza handles one of the most perplexing questions humans face...what's comes after this life? I highly recommend it even if the reader is not a Christian.
random_skeptic More than 1 year ago
"Life After Death" was certainly an interesting read. If nothing else, it was a great survey of philosophical thought. Mr. D'Sousa covered the philosophy (or at least certain aspects) of David Hume, George Berkeley, Immanuel Kant and many others. However, his evidence for an afterlife was sorely lacking despite his dicussions of philosophical concepts. It appeared that he spent most of his time engaging in arguments with atheists and Atheism in general. His primary objective seemed to be to undermine a non theistic/materialist view of the world. Mr. D'Sousa discussed the multiverse theory and how it could hold the possiblity for life after death. He also went into some detail discussing NDE's. Nevertheless, he did not provide any concrete evidence for an afterlife through either one of these avenues. Though the book was fairly interesting, I would say that its content really did not match the title. I give it two stars for being an interesting philosophical survey, but I can't recommend it beyond that.
MiracleNY More than 1 year ago
Very intelligetly written. This is not a feel good book about people who have gone to the light. Instead it is a logical proof for life after death. The reader will come to learn how it is not only possible, but truly real. D'Souza is convincing. Nicely written. Great Book. Great thinker.
MyCaesar More than 1 year ago
The Foreword asks you to suspend your prejudices when reading this book that is nothing but prejuducial vitriol. The first two chapters are nothing but a rant of denegration and anger against atheists and 'reductive materialists'. I'm four chapters into his book and is it so filled with hate and animosity that I could care less about his 'evidence'.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An organized look at the available non-Biblical "evidence" that points one to the conclusion that this life on earth as we know it may not be the only one we have.
FlySpech More than 1 year ago
Based on a radio interview I purchased Life after Death with a certain but incorrect expectation. What I found was scholarship, bullet point examples and an 'outside in' presentation. As a PhD of a discipline lightly touched by Mr. D'Souza's evidentiary research I came away fascinated by the number of 'notes to self' I'd accumulated after just 235 pages, the extent of this book. My best review is to admit his presentation is, for me, a syllabus.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
...without full truth. Dinesh's argument for truth in evidence is hard to not accept....to be truthful about it.
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