Life After Death: The Evidence

Life After Death: The Evidence

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Life After Death: The Evidence by Dinesh D'Souza

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621572824
Publisher: Salem Books
Publication date: 02/03/2015
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 269
Sales rank: 317,717
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dinesh D’Souza has had a 25-year career as a writer, scholar, and public intellectual. A former policy analyst in the Reagan White House, D’Souza also served as John M. Olin Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and the Robert and Karen Rishwain Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He served as the president of The King's College in New York City from 2010 to 2012.

Called one of the “top young public-policy makers in the country” by Investor’s Business Daily, D’Souza quickly became known as a major influencer on public policy through his writings. His first book, Illiberal Education (1991), publicized the phenomenon of political correctness in America’s colleges and universities and became a New York Times bestseller for 15 weeks. It has been listed as one of the most influential books of the 1990s.

In 1995, D’Souza published The End of Racism, which became one of the most controversial books of the time and another national bestseller. His 1997 book, Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader, was the first book to make the case for Reagan’s intellectual and political importance. D’Souza’s The Virtue of Prosperity (2000) explored the social and moral implications of wealth.

In 2002, D’Souza published his New York Times bestseller What’s So Great About America, which was critically acclaimed for its thoughtful patriotism. His 2003 book, Letters to a Young Conservative, has become a handbook for a new generation of young conservatives inspired by D’Souza’s style and ideas. The Enemy at Home, published in 2006, stirred up a furious debate both on the left and the right. It became a national bestseller and was published in paperback in 2008, with a new afterword by the author responding to his critics.

Just as in his early years D’Souza was one of the nation’s most articulate spokesmen for a reasoned and thoughtful conservatism, in recent years he has been an equally brilliant and forceful defender of Christianity. What’s So Great About Christianity not only intelligently explained the core doctrines of the Christian faith, it also explained how the freedom and prosperity associated with Western Civilization rest upon the foundation of biblical Christianity. Life After Death: The Evidence shows why the atheist critique of immortality is irrational and draws the striking conclusion that it is reasonable to believe in life after death.

In 2010, D’Souza wrote The Roots of Obama’s Rage (Regnery), which was described as the most influential political book of the year and proved to be yet another best seller.

In 2012, D’Souza published two books, Godforsaken and Obama’s America: Unmaking the American Dream, the latter climbing to #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and inspiring a documentary on the same topic. The film, called "2016: Obama’s America," has risen to the second-highest all-time political documentary, passing Michael Moore's Sicko and Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. In addition, 2016 has risen to #4 on the bestselling list of all documentaries.

These endeavors—not to mention a razor-sharp wit and entertaining style—have allowed D’Souza to participate in highly-publicized debates about Christianity with some of the most famous atheists and skeptics of our time.

Born in Mumbai, India, D’Souza came to the U.S. as an exchange student and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College in 1983.

D’Souza has been named one of America’s most influential conservative thinkers by the New York Times Magazine. The World Affairs Council lists him as one of the nation’s 500 leading authorities on international issues, and Newsweek cited him as one of the country’s most prominent Asian-Americans.

D’Souza’s articles have appeared in virtually every major magazine and newspaper, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic Monthly, Vanity Fair, New Republic, and National Review. He has appeared on numerous television programs, including the The Today Show, Nightline, The News Hour on PBS, The O’Reilly Factor, Moneyline, Hannity, Bill Maher, NPR’s All Things Considered, CNBC's Kudlow Report, Lou Dobbs Tonight, and Real Time with Bill Maher.

What People are Saying About This

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)

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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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