Sunday Reads & Book Review: Surviving Death

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About Surviving Death

“While exploring the evidence for an afterlife, I witnessed some unbelievable things that are not supposed to be possible in our material world. Yet they were unavoidably and undeniably real. Despite my initial doubt, I came to realize that there are still aspects of Nature which are neither understood or accepted, even though their reality has profound implications for understanding the true breadth of the human psyche and its possible continuity after death.”
So begins Leslie Kean’s impeccably researched, page-turning investigation, revealing stunning and wide-ranging evidence suggesting that consciousness survives death. In her groundbreaking second book, she continues her examination of unexplained phenomena that began with her provocative New York Times bestseller UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record. Kean explores the most compelling case studies of young children reporting verifiable details from past lives, contemporary mediums who seem to defy the boundaries of the brain and of the physical world, apparitions providing information about their lives on earth, and people who die and then come back to report journeys into another dimension. Based on facts and scientific studies, Surviving Death includes fascinating chapters by medical doctors, psychiatrists, and PhDs from four coun- tries. As a seasoned journalist whose work transcends belief systems and ideology, Kean enriches the narrative by including her own unexpected, confounding experiences encountered while she probed the question concerning all of us: Do we survive death?

My Review

Wow, this book is intense!  I’ve sort of always been skeptical but curious about life after death.  This book starts with some really compelling anecdotal stories about children who exhibit past life experiences.  They are incredibly interesting, and I found myself not being able to put the book down during these sections.  It goes on to talk about about near death experiences, etc. to examine the question of whether the essence of ourselves survive death.

I think I what I liked most about this book is that it is definitely research oriented. It is apolitical and areligious, and in fact points out several times how these unique experiences occur across time, place, language, culture, and religion.  It ha chapters written by prominent scientists and researchers, and it is definitely worth a read if you have ever been curious about the afterlife!


  1. says

    I am not sure that I would like this book. It’s not my thing, but my husband would be all over it. He loves things that have a hint of the supernatural in them. This would be his thing.

  2. My Teen Guide says

    This is a really interesting book that I would love to read the soonest. I have read about some people’s testimonials about near death experiences and I always wonder what happens after we die.

  3. says

    I am definitely curious about what the various different scientists concluded. I am also very curious about the basis of their conclusions. I will definitely be checking this book out.

  4. Claudia Krusch says

    This sounds like an interesting book. I will have to add it to my read list for the summer. I have always been fascinated with the idea of the after life.

  5. says

    This sounds like an interesting read! I am always looking for new books to read and I don’t have a particular genre so I would love to check this out.

  6. says

    I have seen and read about some amazing miracles that have happened in this world when it comes to life and death situations. Reading and listening to their stories is always interesting.

  7. says

    I definitely believe in an afterlife, so I’m sure I’ll find this book interesting. I was just looking for another book to start and this one looks like a good one.

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