Top critical review
on 6 August 2016
A collection of stories of encounters with deceased persons and some near death experiences, largely unconnected with Christianity or other world religions. There iis quite a bit about mediums and communication with the dead. The author is sincere and so, it seems, are the people she mentions. It contains the usual message of such books - mankind is evolving, deceased people are happy and there is no personal God or judgment after death. I appreciate that the author and others want to reassure and comfort, but compared with the Christian accounts that I have read, there is precious little in this book to stimulate the imagination, exalt one's aspirations or arouse one's conscience. In fact, for me, it falls into the category of folk religion - focusing on the supernatural without any particular moral force.
Quite a lot of research went into this book, and it is useful to learn to understand better a point of view I disagree with. However, the book is short and the stories are at second hand and lack immediacy, so did not grip me. I'm rather sorry I spent my money on it.