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Life Before Life: Children's Memories of Previous Lives Paperback – April 1, 2008
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“In this very elegant book, Dr. Tucker offers the most convincing scientific evidence for the fact that our consciousness survives physical death. And indeed, takes quantum leaps of creativity in the form of reincarnation. The model that Dr. Tucker presents opens a new vision of who we are, limitless beings that fill up all of space and time.” ―Deepak Chopra, author of Life After Death: The Burden of Proof
“[A][ solid case for reincarnation…. Tucker introduces powerful grounds for credulous speculation.” ―Booklist
“Jim Tucker gives us a clear, concise and eminently rational insight into a 40 year investigation of what is unquestionably the best evidence for the existence of reincarnation. We are lucky to have in him a worthy successor to Ian Stevenson.” ―TOM SHRODER, author of Old Souls: Compelling Evidence From Children Who Remember Past Lives
“Anyone with an open mind, on reading Dr. Jim B. Tucker's Life Before Life, will realize that our conventional concepts of life and death are ripe for revision. The possibilities raised by this book for human destiny are as hopeful as the current view is grim. Life Before Life is extraordinarily important.” ―Larry Dossey, M.D., author of The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things, Reinventing Medicine, and Healing Words
“With his training as a pediatric psychiatrist, and the mind of an inquiring scientist, Dr. Jim Tucker takes a fresh look at one of life's most intriguing questions: 'Does consciousness survive death?' Through the hundreds of case studies of his predecessor, Dr. Ian Stevenson, and his own cases, Dr. Tucker adds new insight to this amazing research, and draws us closer to understanding this perennial mystery.” ―CAROL BOWMAN, author of Children's Past Lives and Return From Heaven
“Life Before Life adds to the increasingly impressive science of consciousness and the continuity of mind/memory…this book is the tip of an important iceberg that will continue to expand our knowledge of the spiritual reality of Life.” ―C. NORMAN SHEALY, M.D., Ph.D., President, Holos University Graduate Seminary; Founding President, American Holistic Medical Association; author of Youthful Aging―Secret of the Fountain
“Jim B. Tucker's fine presentation of Ian Stevenson's decades of rigorous scientific research into evidence of children's apparent past-life recollections expresses the true spirit of scientific skepticism, rather than the knee-jerk materialism that all too often waves that proud banner.” ―B. ALAN WALLACE, President of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies
More About the Author
Dr. Tucker was raised Southern Baptist and never considered the possibility of past lives before reading one of Dr. Stevenson's books. He became so intrigued by Stevenson's research that he eventually gave up a successful private practice of child psychiatry to join him in the work.
He lives with his wife Chris in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Top Customer Reviews
If it were possible to convince mainstream science with a calm, rational, non-threatening explanation, this book would do it. To borrow from something philosophy professor Dr. Robert Almeder told me when I interviewed him for "In Another Life," if it were possible to calmly and rationally explain to a man that his brother is a murderer, without his going into denial and ridiculing you, then Dr. Tucker is the man who could do it.
In short, the information is here. The work has been done, and the results are in. To use one of Dr. Stevenson's own analogies, the tennis player has hit the winning shot, and it was in-bounds. Now it is up to the scientific community, and the society at large, to come to grips with it. In order to do that, they will have to admit that much of our currently-accepted philosophy is wrong, psychology is wrong, genetics is wrong, and much more.Read more ›
While a book like this could come off about as exciting as reading the Yellow Pages, Dr. Tucker takes care to discuss interesting individual accounts in addition to explaining the results of his studies. If you have an open mind concerning reincarnation, this book will raise your awareness and provide you with the information necessary to develop your own informed opinion.
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Interesting examples of possible reincarnation from studying young children and their previous life "memories". Not afraid to lay out other possible conclusions.Published 2 months ago by Robert Sorbonne
Really bad, the accounts are so watered down and vague. In between the stories is just more filler to make the book longer. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lanham
I'm a believer in reincarnation and I enjoy stories that affirm my beliefs. While this book does tell of such reincarnates, the author then goes on to try to explain how these... Read morePublished 4 months ago by camera man
LOVE Jim B. Tucker's books! He is a psychiatrist from University of Virginia who is grounded in science so gives evidence that has a scientist thoroughness along with being an... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Marigrace Lonergan Gleason
Extremely interesting and very thought provoking. I found it a little repetitive in some aspects, but it flowed well.Published 5 months ago by Robert Stotts