"Fearless, deep, and snarky. And did I mention funny? Oh my goodness this guy is funny." --Dean Nelson, author, God Hides in Plain Sight, and director, Writer's Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma Where do we go when we die? Will we have personal chats with God on fluffy clouds? What are the odds I will be devoured by a demon? Life's deepest mysteries question what happens"Fearless, deep, and snarky. And did I mention funny? Oh my goodness this guy is funny." --Dean Nelson, author, God Hides in Plain Sight, and director, Writer's Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma Where do we go when we die? Will we have personal chats with God on fluffy clouds? What are the odds I will be devoured by a demon? Life's deepest mysteries question what happens when life is over.With Pocket Guide to the Afterlife, Jason Boyett becomes your tour guide to the Great Beyond. From the profound to the profane, from the light at the end of the tunnel to your ascension to the celestial void, here's everything you need to know this side of the everlasting Unknown, includingWhat to expect upon arrival in destinations like Heaven, Purgatory, and the Chinvat Bridge Whether your understanding of the Christian Hell comes from the Bible or from an Italian poetWhich dream scenarios you'll want to avoid because they predict your impending demiseWhy defibrillators are so important when it comes to having near-death experiencesPondering your eventual demise has never been so much fun....
|Title||:||Pocket Guide to the Afterlife: Heaven, Hell, and Other Ultimate Destinations|
|Number of Pages||:||207 Pages|
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Pocket Guide to the Afterlife: Heaven, Hell, and Other Ultimate Destinations Reviews
Not only is Boyett's book informative regarding the history of afterlife concepts, it is also funny! For example, he notes that faithful Christians and Muslims both believe that they go to heaven, but probably not the same heaven, "because that would be awkward". Daniel 12:2 states that some people who have died will awake "to everlasting contempt". Pretty sad, right? That is until you get to read Boyett's commentary on the verse. "Poor self-esteem now? Just wait until that 'everlasting comtempt' shows up to punch your psyche in the eye." Furthermore, Boyett goes the extra mile to clarify potential misunderstandings with "Not to be confused with" sections where he makes notes such as the ressurection is not to be confused with zombies!The book truly is as informative as it is humorous. I found it interesting to see how strongly the idea of heaven and hell has been influenced by non-biblical sources. Plus, you will learn little interesting tid-bits such as the fact that "the turnover rate for Scientology is around 95 percent every three to five years". If you like to laugh and learn about the afterlife, this is your book.
I'm still not finished but just had to say how much I love this book for anybody looking for a review. The scope of knowledge here is huge, but completely accessible and laugh-out-loud funny. It covers the basics of many religious beliefs about the afterlife, plus various figures and trends involving communication with the dead and past life regression. And some other stuff I haven't gotten to yet because I'm only halfway through this little book. I just renewed it from the library, but might have to go buy a copy for reference. BTW, it says here that Walt Disney was NOT cryogenically frozen, but cremated. And also that Dante Alighieri was the first one to describe hell as all fire and brimstone. And there was a study done where all these people were interviewed on their deathbeds and all of them said basically that they had strong feelings of serenity so that's good to know.
A retake on that old children's church song, "Deep and Wide." This is wide but not deep. But that's okay; serious and (humorless) researchers can find no shortage of lengthy scholarly works on this topic. This is a quick guide, a "Cliff Notes" version for those of us who are busy or have trouble staying awake for page-long sentences. It's also for those who minds tend to wander or are easily distracted.It's a good book to have a guide. Right next to your copy of "The Oxford Companion to the Bible."
This book was at some points insightful and informative. But it was coated in sarcasm, which made it difficult for me to read after awhile. I may not agree with many religions, but can we not show at least some respect? Also, as a reader, it was hard to tell if Jason was joking about some of the historical facts/believes of religions, or if the events he was talking about were real.
a good book overall. Expresses many interesting topics. It show many different religious views on what happens after we die. Its one of the few books I would read even without an assignment. It also includes a funny aspect to it, and so i give my recrimination to read this book.
"All composite things pass away. Strive for your own liberation with dilligence.""Like sheep that are destined for the grave,death will feed upon them.""Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt."
I've always been curious about all faith traditions. This book is a great dive into various religions and their view on what happens after we die.
interesting, mildly annoying, I need to read a real book