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Old Souls: Compelling Evidence from Children Who Remember Past Lives Paperback – July 10, 2001
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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.
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"Old Souls" discusses some of those cases suggestive of reincarnation that Dr. Ian Stephenson had investigated during his career. These cases are found all over the world, but this book tends to discuss only those found in Lebanon, India, and a few in the US. Much of the info. provided tends to be clinical in a sense, but one has to remember that Dr. Stephenson is trying to pursue this from a scientific point of view - in an effort to bring this sort of research into the mainstream.
The author, Thomas Shroder, is a journalist skeptic who followed Dr. Stephenson on the last few of his journeys. I must say that it's hard at times to read how the skeptics view the evidence, as it seems to show without a doubt the saying that believers don't need extraordinary proof, but to the skeptic, no proof is good enough. However, by the end, this skeptic was at least left wondering - not willing to deny everything he saw and heard - at least thats a start...
Overall, I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in spirituality in general, and more specifically reincarnation. It provides an excellent view into the research, and how & why the skeptics tend to rip it apart.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was well written ....And full of information ....He certainly knew what he was talking about ...But I lost interest half way through and never finished it ...i. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Charles Thompson
I wished that the book delved deeper into the subject. It was mostly an interview book.Published 2 months ago by Reader
Lots of good "Proof" type stuff. Kids who are born with memories of other lives which are then researched and checked up on. Read morePublished 2 months ago by RLeone
This book, presenting hundreds of cases of childhood reincarnation, let me both perplexed and wanting to know more about the subject.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very interesting book but the author made it too lengthy in detail of everything else instead of focusing on the subject of the book.Published 2 months ago by michelle kyer
Whether or not you're "into" past lives, this is a good read. Rather than concentrating on long transcripts of hypnotized patients, this book concentrates on the work of Ian... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rev. Sandra S. Herrmann
Absolutely wonderful, I enjoyed this book so much
Mr. Shroder is a fabulous writer!
He took me on his journey with him and I loved
Every minute of it
Old SOuls is a great book, on past lives. Chronicling the research of a scientist Stevenson, it is a very thorough look at this issue.Published 4 months ago by dottiezimm