In Old Souls, journalist Tom Shroder manages this feat and hands us a volume that is considerable and engaging. Not only do we explore the work of a brave and committed researcher on the slippery slope of reincarnation, we are also treated to a remarkable tour of worlds foreign to us: human existence in post-war Beirut and in the depths of poverty in India. Through the entire journey, Mr. Shroder keeps the primary question lively, carrying the reader through to a closing bit of personal memoir that brilliantly ties the book together into a provocative whole.
Whether you believe in reincarnation or not, you can't help but appreciate Mr. Shroder's disciplined, scrupulously fair, and soul-searching explication. Along the way, we learn immensely about the process as it is revealed and a great deal about exploration itself. The book works on many levels, and readers will benefit from them all. --Donald A. Freas --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I recommend this book to anybody who is interested in the subject, it is fascinating to read.
As David Spade said when Mariah Carey rerecorded "I'll Be There", "Honey, there's a reason Michael Jackson did this song. So YOU didn't have to."
It provides an excellent view into the research, and how & why the skeptics tend to rip it apart.
This book has a really great title with a really great front cover and some really great reviews, but this book should really be titled, "Several Days in the life of Ian Stevenson"... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Robert Emmerich
This was an awesome and most interesting book to read. I enjoy these kinds of books and I think that anyone who is interested in "Past Lives" would be shocked by this book! Read morePublished 1 month ago by D. Morrison
This book was more about the journalist that followed around a reincarnation researcher than it is about the children. Read morePublished 1 month ago by R Wilson
Not as informative as I thought it would be but it does have some good points.Published 1 month ago by Bette (Jodie) Redditt
Well written and well researched book on children's memories of past lives. Kids can remember past lives up until the age of five, if we will just listen. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sage
Sometimes these books can be sensationalized. This one has names, scientists who study past life occurrences in kids, as well as documentation. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Georgia Edwards