Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Book Review, November 10, 2013: What's on the Other Side?

Madame L recommends this book to everyone who has ever had a friend or relative die, to everyone who has ever wondered what dying will be like, to everyone who has ever wondered why they're here on Earth and who and where they were before they were born, to everyone who thinks about God's love and what He has in store for us.

Madame L recommends this book to everyone. It's written by a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but you don't have to be a Mormon to enjoy the book. The Author, Brent L. Top, has researched the topic of what we often call "life after death" through careful reading of ancient and modern scriptures, statements by modern prophets, and experiences of people of all faiths who have "gone over" to the other side and returned.

And here's what they have in common: They find that they are loved, that they are greeted and welcomed by, as Brigham Young wrote, "more friends behind the vail than on this side, and they will hail us more joyfully than you were ever welcomed by your parents and friends in this world; and you will rejoice more when you meet them than you ever rejoiced to see a friend in this life."

As Madame L said, you don't have to be a Mormon to ask these questions and to have these experiences. And what's great about this book is that it explains it all. As the subtitle promises, the book summarizes "What the Gospel Teaches Us about the Spirit World."

Madame L found the book in her local Deseret Book store, but it's also available on for $15.96 for the new hardcover and for $15.26 for the audio-book CD.

Madame L will also be happy to loan her copy of it to any of her interested readers, if they'll promise to return it so she can read it again.

Madame L sees on the website that the author has also written "The Life Before," which Madame L will be reading and commenting on as soon as possible.

Madame L invites comments and recommendations from all her Dear Readers on these books and any other books on these subjects.

1 comment:

AskTheGeologist said...

I heartily concur with this review. It's a very timely book for just about everyone who wonders "well, what's next?"
The commonality among the experiences, irrespective of faith (or not) is just amazing - and powerfully reassuring to a former atheist.