Excellent Book!, January 12, 2013 By MaryAnn "MaryAnn" This review is from: Swallowed by Life: Mysteries of Death, Resurrection and the Eternal (Paperback) Ididn't think I could ever read anything more gripping from Ada Brownell than`Swallowed by Life' . In this tract, her soul is laid bare for the reader. Eachpage is more intense than the last. You will find not a wasted paragraph, norsentence, nor word. Feel Brownell pain, explore her literary mind, rejoice inher new beginning and ponder the paradox of life.
In my mind, it's the best work she has ever penned and will move you from thefirst sentence to last. You'll truly be better for having taken the time toread it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Hope for the Grieving, July21, 2012
Jesse's Dad -
Having lost my 10 year old son, Jesse, to Burkitt'sLeukemia just over a year ago, Swallowed by Life by Ada Brownell echoes some ofthe very questions that I was asking after my son's death. I highly recommendit to those who are grieving and those who wish to come alongside someone whois grieving.
I especially enjoyed her thoughts on the personbeing more than just the body. This is illustrated wonderfully by examples ofbody parts and organs being removed, cells and tissues constantly beingreplaced, and yet, the person we are remains.
I also appreciated her take on Heaven
From the Author
Need to know the truth about the eternal? My chapter, "Truth Sleuth," talks about how we determine truth. As a reporter, I know a little about how facts are gathered.
The chapter, "What do You See in an Egg?" looks at the wonder of life and the awesomeness of our bodies such as the electrical energy it contains. I also quote information from regenerative medicine experts about how our bodies are constantly dying and regenerating cell by cell and we don't have the same body we had yesterday, let alone a few years ago.
The chapter, "Every Leaf Will Fall," tells how brain death is determined, and gives a glimpse of the mystery of how the Bible explains resurrection.
"Movin' On Up" speaks of attitudes about death and how we should cherish every moment of our lives on earth because God placed us here.
"Only Child's Play," compares life here and life in heaven and what we will do there.
The process of death also is discussed in the book which relates World War II pilot Eddie Rickenbacker's near death experience.
In Genesis immediately after Adam and Eve sinned and knew they would die, God promised a Redeemer. Jesus was that Redeemer and He came to do something about death--and He did.
Does the book prove what we read in the Bible? Read it and find out.