If you know anything about near-death experience, you know Moody; he’s been on the cutting edge of the research since the publication of his first book, Life after Life (1975). Now he takes the phenomenon to another level. In the 1980s, Moody began hearing about shared-death experiences; friends, family, and medical personal go along with the dying as they are surrounded by the light, taken through the tunnel, and sometimes even take part in the life review. Most of the book comprises firsthand accounts that tell a common story. Then Moody takes on some of the most-asked questions raised by the idea of shared-death experiences: Do they tell us something new about the afterlife? Do you have to be religious to have the experience? How do you know people who claim to have had shared-death experiences aren’t lying? Moody also theorizes on what might explain these experiences and how shared-death experiences might be the ancient basis for religion. Nonbelievers will scoff, but as Moody notes, “I think it’s good for mankind to have a hearty dose of the unexplained.” --Ilene Cooper
About the Author
Dr. Raymond Moody
is the leading authority on the 'near death experience,' a phrase he coined in the late seventies. Best-selling author of eleven books, including Life After Life
, which has sold more than 13 million copies worldwide, Dr. Moody captures enormous public interest with his groundbreaking work on what happens when we die. He has appeared on Oprah
three times and the Today Show
, among many other media appearances.