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Read this if you want a simple somewhat limited account
on 18 November 2015
Again and again I make a mistake by buying a book encouraged by it's many positive reviews.
I found it difficult connecting to the book. In my opinion there are better written essays on the subject. Having said that, Gordon Smith is trying his best to describe and explain something that by definition is difficult to explain. He is doing this by focusing on his spiritual journey and experience, plus some theories of his own and attempts to answer common questions.
The biggest issue for me was the notion about absence of any "punishment" in the afterlife for those who committed unspeakable acts of cruelty to people and animals. I just can't accept this, even if this is true.
Another thing is there nothing about what happens to animals, if they are a part of the bigger picture?
To me, a more compelling account came in the "Proof of Haven" by Eben Alexander or, for more seriously minded, in "Irreducible Mind"